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Welding Technology – AAS Degree

Programs

Welding Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

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What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree, the student will have the opportunity to enter the workforce as a welding technician. The program will prepare graduates for entry into union trades positions including boilermakers, plumbers & pipefitters, structural steel workers, rail car repair and general maintenance, small and medium job shops.

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Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, for Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers, at Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Modes of Instruction
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Program Details

WEL2010

FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

Prerequisite: OSHA 10-hour General Certification

ORI 100College 1011
MAT 113OR MAT 100 Mathematics for Applied
Technologies
3
WEL 115Metallurgy 2
WEL 120Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting and Brazing3
WEL 121SMAW (Stick) Plate Welding I3
WEL 122GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding3
15

FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

ENG 101English Composition I OR
ENG 113 Professional Technical Writing
3
MAC 180Blueprint Reading3
WEL 123SMAW (Stick) Plate Welding II3
WEL 124GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding I3
WEL 125Weld Testing and Inspection3
15

SECOND YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

IDM 210Hydraulics and Pneumatics3
MAC 200Machine Tool Laboratory 4
COM 115Speech or COM 116 Interpersonal Communications3
DRT 185Computer Graphics I 2
WEL 126SMAW (Stick) Welding III3
WEL 127Welding and Metal Fabrication3
18

SECOND YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

CMG 107Construction Document Interpretation3
WEL 128Pipe Welding 3
WEL 129 GTAW (TIG) Welding II3
ELECTIVEIAI Physical / Life Science Elective OR
IAI Humanities / Fine Arts Elective
3-5
ELECTIVEIAI Social and Behavioral Science Elective3
15-17

Total Hours for Degree63

Notes and Information

The minimum general education component for the Associate in Applied Science degree requires satisfactory completion of at least 15 semester credits of coursework distributed over the disciplines of Communications, Mathematics, Arts and Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The curriculum guide for each Associate in Applied Science degree program will spell out the course requirements or options available for satisfying the general education component. With appropriate justification and in consultation with your academic advisor, a request to substitute a course for one recommended in this guide may be granted with the appropriate approvals from the Department Chair, Dean for Instruction and Vice-President for Instruction. However, no substitutions are allowed in Groups I-III (General Education Component; GECC) of the curriculum guide (see the Associate in Applied Science general degree requirements worksheet in the John A. Logan College Catalog).

Fall Only Courses
IDM 210
MAC 200

Students planning to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree should, when given a choice, enroll in the general education course that is IAI GECC approved and articulated with participating Illinois institutions.

The Welding Technology AAS Degree Program is a minimum of 63 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Welding Faculty Contact.

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Grover Mays

Welding Professor

Email: grover.mays@jalc.edu
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8345
Office: C139A