Associate Degree in Welding Technology

General

Program Description

This program, the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology, prepares students for a career in the manufacturing, fabrication, and structural steel industries. The program includes hands-on application of SMAW, GMAW, Oxy Fuel, FCAW, GTAW and Robotic Weld processes, using ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and evaluated to AWS D1.1 structural steel code or other codes (ASME sect. IX, API 1104, etc.) as appropriate.

The program’s curriculum is aligned to AWS national standards for entry level welders and includes safety, blueprint reading, and welding procedure specifications. Upon successful completion of all competencies, students will have the opportunity to test for numerous AWS and ASME certifications. Students may incur additional fees for testing for these certifications.

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Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less