Apr 06, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General 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 10 SHC from the following:

Work-Based Learning Option:


Qualified students may elect to take up to 3 credit hours of Work-Based Learning in place of 3 credit hours of program elective.

Total Credit Hours Required: 65


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 121 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall - 1st Year


Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 24 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 13 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15


Summer – 1st year


Total Hours: Class 3 | Lab 15 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 7


Total Hours: Class 9/10 | Lab 12/14 | Clin/Wk Exp 0/20 | Credit 14


Spring - 2nd Year:


Total Hours: Class 8/9 | Lab 13/16 | Clin/Wk Exp 0/20 | Credit 14


Grand Total Hours: Class 37/39 | Lab 77/82 | Clin/Wk Exp 0/20 | Credit 65


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