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Welding Technology

The associate of applied science degree in Welding Technology is a two year program that prepares graduates to enter the field of welding. A graduate with this degree should have a strong foundation in welding and be able to advance to the upper pay level grades at a much higher pace than those untrained. 

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.


First Semester
Course Course Name Credits
MATH 109 Applied College Math 3
WLDT 111 Basic Oxyfuel, Plasma And Carbon Arc …. 3
WLDT 121 Basic SMAW 3
WLDT 131 Basic GMAW 3
WLDT 161 Weld Symbols & Detail Drawings 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC-1) 3
WLDT 223 Advanced SMAW 3
WLDT 133 Advanced GMAW 3
WLDT 141 Basic GTAW 3
WLDT 151 Basic FCAW 3
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Course Name Credits
GNST 104
IPR: Interviewing Strategies - OR -
Professional Development
DRFT 120
MACH 121
BDAC 101
Drafting I - OR-
Blueprint Reading - OR -
Fundamentals of Design
GNET 107 Intro to Comp Apps for Technicians (GEC-4) 3
MEET 121 Manufacturing Processes I 3
WLDT 225 Code SMAW 3
WLDT 235 Code GMAW 3
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Course Name Credits
WLDT 227 Code AP1 1104 Pipe 3
WLDT 237 Code GMAW Pipe (AWS B2.1 6G E6010) 3
WLDT 265 Metallurgy 3
WLDT-271 Fabrication (GEC-4, pending approval) 3
 BUSN 230 Business Communications and Ethics (GEC-3) 3
  Semester Total 15



Tim Turley
Instructor/Program Coordinator
Welding Technology
619 2nd Ave
Montgomery, WV 25136
Phone: 304.734.6665