Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-61 credits)

NOTE: Students must receive a final grade of C- or better in all required WELD courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits (60-61 of credits listed for degree). Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Area I; students must select three courses from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 5
Area V: Humanities 6
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 7
General Education Elective
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 33
Core Requirements
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Approved technical elective2
Major Requirements
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 180GTAW II3
WELD 211Welder Qualification6
Total Credits60-61

(60-61 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must receive a final grade of C- or better in all required WELD courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits (60-61 of credits listed for degree). Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
WELD 100 Structural Welding I 6
WELD 130 Introduction to GMAW MIG) 3
WELD 160 Introduction to SAW and FCAW 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
Area I: Communications – English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
NM General Education - Choose one course from different NM General Education Areas II, III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. Recommended courses include: 3-4
Area II: Mathematics (3-4 credits) - Choose one course from Area II of the NM General Education section in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences  
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
Human Biology  
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution  
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Physical Geography  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences  
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
World Archaeology  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
World Regional Geography  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
Issues in American Politics  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
Area V: Humanities  
United States History I  
United States History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Introduction to Ethics  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts  
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
WELD 110 Blueprint Reading (Welding) 3
WELD 140 Introduction to GTAW TIG) 3
WELD 180 GTAW II 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 3
NM General Education - Choose one course from different NM General Education Areas II, III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. A list of recommended courses can be found in Semester 2. 3-4
WELD 120 Basic Metallurgy 3
WELD 125 Introduction to Pipe Welding 3
WELD 150 Pipe Welding II 3
WELD 170 Welded Fabrication 3
 Credits15-16
Semester 4
General Education Elective – Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication  
NM General Education - Choose one course from different NM General Education Areas II, III, IV, V, and VI. A total of 3 courses from different areas are required. A list of recommended courses can be found in Semester 2. 3-4
WELD 211 Welder Qualification 6
Approved Technical Elective 2
 Credits14-15
 Total Credits60-63