Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science

(66–70 credits)

Students must receive a final grade of C or better in ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition and all required WELD courses and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
Select one from the following:3
Business and Technical Communications3
Business and Professional Communication 13
Technical and Scientific Communication 13
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Select one from the following:3
Human Relations3
Introduction to Psychology 13
Introductory Sociology 13
Related Requirements
Select one from the following:3
Computer Literacy 13
Introduction to Information Technology3
Computer Applications for Technicians3
Select 2-4 credits from the following:2-4
Introduction to Construction I
and Introduction to Construction II
Approved BMGT course
Select 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
General Construction Safety3
Basic Electricity and Electronics3
Basic Electricity and Electronics4
OETS 102Career Readiness Certification Preparation1
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Select 0-3 credits from the following:0-3
Welding Equipment Maintenance (approved technical elective)3
Approved technical elective (0-3)
Technical Requirements
WELD 100Structural Welding I6
WELD 110Blueprint Reading (Welding)3
WELD 120Basic Metallurgy3
WELD 125Introduction to Pipe Welding3
WELD 130Introduction to GMAW MIG)3
WELD 140Introduction to GTAW TIG)3
WELD 150Pipe Welding II3
WELD 160Introduction to SAW and FCAW3
WELD 170Welded Fabrication3
WELD 211Welder Qualification6
Total Credits64-70

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.