2018-2019 Catalog Vol. 79 
    
    Sep 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog Vol. 79 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology, AAS


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(CIP Code: 48.0508)

Program Description:

The Welding Technology Program provides a variety of educational pathways to prepare graduates for careers in a multitude of positions such as a welder in the fabrication, construction, and manufacturing industries. The hands-on, skills development curriculum includes basic metallurgy and inspection procedures, in addition to various welding techniques and processes.

Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Through formal education, training and experience, welders gain knowledge and expertise in multiple processes, which qualifies them to work in a variety of settings and professional roles.

Program Notes:

After successful completion of this two-year curriculum, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding Technology. The Program’s curriculum is designed to build upon itself by including an Occupational Skills Award (OSA) in Welding Shop Floor Hand, a Basic Welding Certificate - Level I, and a Welding Fundamentals Certificate - Level II. All of these awards can be completed by pursuing the Welding Technology AAS degree.

A student must be TSI College Ready in all subjects by Blinn College standards to complete the Welding Technology AAS degree.

For the most accurate information, please see the Program’s website at www.blinn.edu/workforce/courses/welding.html.

1st Year


2nd Year


2nd Semester: 15 Credit Hours


Social or Behavioral Sciences: 3 Credit Hours


Any one Blinn College Core Curriculum Course in American History, Government/Political Science, or Social and Behavioral Sciences, including as listed:

Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours


Any one Blinn College Core Curriculum Course in Mathematics (1000 level, 3 Credit Hours), including as listed:

Program Totals: 60 Credit Hours


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