Associate of Applied Science Degree
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The Two Year AAS Welding Degree program enriches our community with access to modern and up to date welding education that meets or exceeds industry standards.
The Two Year AAS Welding Degree program is designed to provide study in the areas of welding, fabrication, production, and piping to prepare students for employment in the welding industries that are required to meet specifications and standards. Related specifications and standards for this degree would include; AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.6, API 1104, ASME Section IX.
“I don’t know why there aren’t more girls in this – there’s so much precision and detail. It’s like having Thors hammer and I love that. The instructors are supportive here. I feel comfortable and every student helps one another. I want to own my own business.”
- Mairghread McGowan
Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science in Welding will be able to:
- Apply fundamentals of welding, including the basics of common joining processes, cutting and gouging, measurement, fabrication, repair, material identification, and visual acceptance criteria
- Interpret and apply basic elements of blueprints such as line type identification, symbols, notes, 2D and 3D interpretation, dimensioning and measurement
- Exhibit “soft skills” such as; timeframe awareness, follow through and completion of work, positive interactions with fellow classmates, good communication, positive attitude, and good work ethics
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of safe working conditions, as well as, safety in handling materials, equipment, and personal protective equipment
- Identify basic components of welding systems and welding processes, proper machine setup, and demonstrate trouble shooting when visual acceptance criteria of a weldment has not been met
- Apply an understanding of Weld Procedure Specifications or WPS’s as they relate to material identification, thermal and electrical properties, applications, as well as, understanding which materials will need special procedures for preheat and post heating, filler metal selection, process selection, and other essential variables involved in the fabrication of a weldment
- Apply an understanding of national standards and guidelines set forth by AWS, ASME, API, OSHA, and other governing organizations that will affect their work
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Related occupations for this program would include: pipe welding and fitting, hydro-electrical and dam construction, waste & fresh water treatment plants, structural and bridge iron workers, aerospace & aviation, inspection & quality control.
Did you know?
- The U.S. will need over 375,000 welding professionals by 2023.
- Welding is used to build ships, automobiles, planes and space vehicles.
- A welding career can lead to financial security, career advancement and important work in areas around the world.
- Scholarships and grants are available from the American Welding Society.
High School Students
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First Generation College Students
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Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities. Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free. Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now. Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Ian Fisher - Contact
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Welding
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