The Welding Technology Associate in Science Degree (60 units total, 21 units in the major) trains students in multiple welding processes and is designed to prepare them for an entry level welding position in diverse fields. Safe and clean work habits are practiced and personal protective equipment is required. Career areas in which welders work include: mining, manufacturing, marine welding, ship building, metal art sculpting, machine shops, construction, railroads, automotive, as well as the aircraft, aerospace and renewable energy industries.
This degree is not specifically designed for transfer. Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Demonstrate competency in major welding processes used in industry.
- Apply welding processes and the use of hand tools and shop equipment to fabricate projects.
- Recognize and interpret technical drawings in the planning and fabrication of projects.
- Demonstrate appropriate workplace safety policies and procedures during welding and fabrication operations.
- Apply mathematical concepts to solve problems related to an industrial/technical environment.
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|DRFT C108||Reading Technical Drawings||3 Units|
|or INDT C108||Reading Technical Drawings||3|
|MCTL C107||Basic Hand Tools||2|
|MATH C056||Technical Math for Trades||4|
|WELD C101||Oxyacetylene Welding||3|
|WELD C102||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||2|
|WELD C200||Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||2|
|WELD C201||Welding Fabrication||3|
|WELD C203||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)||2|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|