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Welding Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Welding Technology

Our welding technology covers basic and advanced welding in stick metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux coil arc (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Along with our welding courses, our department offers basic hand torch cutting, plasma cutting, track torch and carbon arc cutting.

This program is hands on and students will spend time both in the classroom and the welding shop.

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More About the Program

The program prepares the graduate in the selection of the right equipment; selection of filler metals; pre, intermediate and post heat treatment of welded metals; and proper weld techniques. The program stresses industry-wide safety procedures and trains the student to read weld symbols and detail drawings. The student is presented with a general knowledge of many fields in welding thus allowing them to choose an area(s) to specialize in if they desire to do so.

Lastly, the Welding Technology program provides the student with a solid foundation which will enable them to enter into areas of the construction, engineering, manufacturing, heavy equipment repair, and plant maintenance and/or weld engineering if they should decide to continue their education.



Jerry (JC) Osborne
Welding Technology
1201 Science Park Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
[email protected]



MATH 109 Applied College Math ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 111 Basic Oxyfuel, Plasma And Carbon Arc ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 121 Basic SMAW ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 131 Basic GMAW ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 161 Weld Symbols & Detail Drawings ..... 3 Credits

Semester Total : 15 Credits

ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC-1) .....3 Credits

WLDT 223 Advanced SMAW .....3 Credits

WLDT 133 Advanced GMAW .....3 Credits

WLDT 141 Basic GTAW .....3 Credits

WLDT 151 Basic FCAW .....3 Credits

Semester Total : 15 Credits

Choose Between:

BUSN-120 IPR: Interviewing Strategies - OR -

GNST 104 Professional Development ..... 1 Credit

Choose Between:

DRFT 120 Drafting I - OR-

MACH 121 Blueprint Reading - OR -

BDAC 101 Fundamentals of Design ..... 2 Credits


GNET 107 Intro to Comp Apps for Technicians (GEC-4) ..... 3 Credits

MEET 121 Manufacturing Processes I ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 225 Code SMAW ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 235 Code GMAW ..... 3 Credits

Semester Total : 15

WLDT 227 Code AP1 1104 Pipe ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 237 Code GMAW Pipe (AWS B2.1 6G E6010) ..... 3 Credits

WLDT 265 Metallurgy ..... 3 Credits

WLDT-271 Fabrication (GEC-4, pending approval) ..... 3 Credits

BUSN 230 Business Communications and Ethics (GEC-3) ..... 3 Credits

Semester Total : 15