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Welding Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
West Allis Campus 
Program Code 10-621-1

(Official WTCS title: Industrial Welding Technician) 


For Information: 414-456-5500

Overview — Welding Technology combines practical, theoretical and technical training in welding fabrication. Manual, semiautomatic and automatic processes using oxy fuel and arc processes are covered. Advanced courses deal with application of welding codes to develop the expertise needed to become a Certified Associate Welding Inspector or Certified Welding Inspector. Automation courses allow hands-on experience in setting up, programming, operating and troubleshooting computer-controlled cutting equipment and sensory-equipped welding robots. This program is also offered in the evening to accommodate full-time day employment.


Career Outlook — Program graduates typically find employment as welding technicians, robotic welding technicians, quality assurance inspectors, technical sales reps and weld test conductors. They are responsible for one or more of the following: welding metal alloys; fabricating metals to specifications; inspecting weldments to assure conformance to specifications; testing and qualifying welders and procedures; troubleshooting faulty weldments; writing procedures; interpreting conventional and computer-aided prints; setting up, programming, operating and troubleshooting arc welding robots and automated cutting machines; and selling and servicing equipment.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Weld industrial alloys with arc processes
  • Interpret and apply codes and specifications
  • Interpret conventional and CAD-generated prints
  • Inspect and test welders and welding procedures
  • Set up, program, operate and troubleshoot automated equipment


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

The ability to follow instructions, visualize finished products based on prints, and work independently are key. Good eyesight and mechanical skills are important.


Future Opportunities — Graduates of the program usually pass the AWS Certified Welding Inspector exam on their first attempt.

Possible Careers:
Quality Assurance Inspector
Robotic Welding Technician
Welding Technician
Weld Test Conductor


Related Program:
Welding

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

WELDTC-101

Welding Theory 1

2

 

(1)

WELDTC-107

Fabrication Graphics

3

(1)

 

WELDTC-111

Welding Practice 1

4

 

(1)

 

WELDTC-181

Welding Technology Orientation

1

 

(2)

 

WELDTC-102

Welding Theory 2

3

 

(2)

 

WELDTC-105

Weldability of Materials ‡

3

 

(2)

 

WELDTC-112

Welding Practice 2 ‡

4

 

(3)

 

MATRLS-102

Material Testing

3

 

(3)

 

WELDTC-113

Welding Techniques 1 ‡

3

 

(3)

 

WELDTC-140

Manufacturing Applications for Robots

4

 

(4)

 

WELDTC-114

Welding Techniques 2 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

WELDTC-135

Automated Welding Processes ‡

4

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡


5

 

 

 

 

OR MATH-113 and MATH-114

 

 


MATH-116


College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡


4

 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics ‡

4

 

           

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

 

OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST or course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed 3

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

MATRLS-103

Nondestructive Testing

 

 

 

MATRLS-151

Metallurgy and Material Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 68

 

‡  

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times and locations of classes, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.