May 23, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology, A.A.S. (A50420)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime and evening hours. Students may begin any semester. The Associate in Applied Science degree, is awarded graduates of this curriculum. A Diploma is awarded graduates who complete the diploma option and the Certificate is awarded students who complete the certificate  option. 

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.

General Education Courses:

Humanities/Fine Arts

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Science:

Program electives:

Students are required to take a minimum of 6 SHC from the following:

Work-Based Learning Option:

Qualified students may elect to take up to 6 credit hours of Work-Based Learning.

Total Credit Hours Required: 65

Developmental Course Requirements

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 121) from below:

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