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Welding Technology (AS) Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 25
Term Effective: Fall 2022


The Welding Technology Associate of Science degree prepares students for work in areas of shipbuilding, bridges and building construction, pipeline construction, refrigeration, missile and aircraft construction, automobile and related industries where metal must be joined together. Developments in metallurgy have created many types of metals that require new techniques to join and fasten.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate use of mathematic skills, as needed, in the fabricating industry;
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to safely use tools and equipment in a fabricating/welding shop;
  3. Identify the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and
  4. Demonstrate the ability to pass the relevant American Welding Society Unlimited Structural Certification Tests (code D1.1)

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Welding Technology (AS) program are:

  • Complete 25 units from
    • Welding Technology Major Requirements

Welding Technology Major Requirements - complete 24.00 units
MACH 51.1ABeginning Machine Tool Technology3.00
MACH 161Metallurgy3.00
MACH 162Blueprint Reading for Machine and Related Industries3.00
WELD 101Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)2.00
WELD 102Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)2.00
WELD 103Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)2.00
WELD 104Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)2.00
WELD 113Thermal Cutting Processes2.00
WELD 114AIntroduction to Metal Fabrication2.00
WELD 114BAdvanced Metal Fabrication2.00
WELD 170Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2022

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Welding Technology - effective Fall 2020

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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