Welding and Fabrication Technology, AAS

The Welding and Fabrication Technology curriculum provides students training and experience in welding and fabrication as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy, and structural construction. The program provides education and training in common cutting and welding processes; CNC plasma cutting; OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes; structural and pipe and plate welding; blueprint reading; communications; and quantitative problem solving. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;
  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
  • Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from blueprint information;
  • Demonstrate proper setup, adjustment, and use of typical cutting and welding equipment;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in OXYFUEL, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes;
  • Visually inspect and document proper applications of welding processes;
  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding;
  • Apply advanced fabrication techniques, including design, layout, fixturing and production welding that are commonly found in fabrication shops; and
  • Develop and schedule the sequence to complete a fabrication project from start to finish including blueprints, estimating, quality control, and coating requirements.
Required Courses


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 14


AAS Total Credits: 60


R Indicates Related Instruction requirement.
*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.