Welding Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Advisor: Nathan McCray

Welding Technology degree program provides the student an opportunity to develop skills using various welding and cutting tools, techniques, and materials. This degree program prepares students for career success in welding and metal fabrication. This Welding Technology degree also develops supervisory skills that enables students to become a project supervisor or manager. Welding certification by an independent agency is available. This AAS degree is also available as a transfer degree to a BAS program. See your advisor for information concerning the transfer degree.

Curriculum Requirements
AMT 101
Fundamentals of Machining
2 credits
AMT 102
Materials for Industry
3 credits
DRF 150
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
2 credits
DRF 154
Introduction to AutoCAD
2 to 3 credits
TEC 133
Safety Practices for Industry
1 credits
WLD 101
3 credits
WLD 108
Welding and Metal Fabrication
3 credits
WLD 201
Repair Welding and Fabrication
3 credits
WLD 211
Pipe Welding
3 credits
WLD 260
Flux Cored Arc and Gas Metal Arc Welding
3 credits
WLD 270
Technical Welding
3 credits
WLD 290
Welding Certification
1 credits
Total Curriculum Requirements - 29 to 30 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher
Curriculum Related Requirements
In addition to the required courses above, select from the following Curriculum Related courses to complete a total of 40 curriculum credits.
AMT 104
Machining and Fabrication
3 credits
AMT 110
Introduction to Fab Lab Technology
2 credits
AMT 220
Advanced Manufacturing Methods
4 credits
AUT 101
Introduction to Automotive Technology OR
AUT 180
Automotive Service Techniques
2 to 4 credits
AUT 105
Automotive Electrical Fundamentals OR
ELT 110
Electricity and Electronics
2 to 3 credits
COE 111
Cooperative Education I (Occupational)
1 to 4 credits
DRF 220
Parametric Solid Modeling
3 credits
DRF 271
Advanced AutoCAD
2 to 3 credits
SBM 110
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3 credits
SBM 121
3 credits
SBM 231
Business Planning
1 credits
TEC 112
Basic Hydraulics and Pneumatics
2 credits
WLD 280
Advanced Arc Welding
3 credits


Total Curriculum Related Requirements - 10 to 11 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher
General Education Requirements
ENG 100
Writing Fundamentals or higher
3 credits
BUS 111
Business Mathematical Calculations OR
MAT 100
Applied Mathematics or higher
3 to 5 credits
CMP 101
Introduction to Computers OR
CMP 103
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
3 credits
Select a sufficient number of credits from the list of General Education courses here to obtain the 18 credits required. You may not exceed nine credits in any GE category, with the exception of Health and Physical Education where the maximum is two credits.
Total General Education Requirements - 18 credits

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major. Each course taken to satisfy the General Education Requirements of this degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Elective Requirements

To earn this degree you must select a sufficient number of elective credits numbered 100 or above to obtain the 64 credit hours required. For students earning the AAS degree, it is highly recommended students choose electives from the Curriculum Related courses. For students transferring to a BAS program, it is highly recommended students choose additional General Education courses to complete the AGEC-A requirements. If you plan to transfer, elective credits must be transferrable to the university or universities you plan to transfer to.  Consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections.

Total Elective Requirements - 6 credits
Total Minimum Degree Requirements - 64 credits

In addition to completing the required courses listed above, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • File a Graduation Petition through your Gila Hank Online account at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.