2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Welding Technology (A50420) AAS

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers precollege courses to prepare students for the Welding Technology program.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 20 | Credit Hours 17

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 23 | Credit Hours 17

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 9 | Credit Hours 8

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 12 | Credit Hours 12

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 14 | Credit Hours 13

Total Credit Hours 67

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The A50420 Associate in Applied Science is intended for students desiring to gain additional skills beyond those experienced in the D50420 Diploma and to update current skills in this field for employment or promotion.
  2. Students taking the Welding Technology Program AAS degree and choosing ENG 111, COM231, and MAT 143 have the option to continue their studies at a four-year university program that transfers Associate in Applied Science programs such as East Carolina University BS in Industrial Technology [Opens in a new window].
  3. This program contains a large amount of contact hours. Students need to understand the time requirement for this program. Please study the program checklist closely, as it includes both credit and contact hours.
  4. Failure to complete the courses in sequence reduces the chance of completion.
  5. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 ,HUM 110 , or HUM 115 .
  6. The Social/Behavioral elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 251 , PSY 118 , PSY 150 , or SOC 210 .

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