Code: F_AAS_WTE

Campus: Larimer Campus

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills in welding technology.

This program is offered on an open-entry basis: students may complete a Welding Fundamentals certificate, enter the workforce, and then return at any time to upgrade specific skills while pursuing advanced certificate offerings or an AAS degree.

Requirements

All courses applied to the degree or certificate must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a Faculty Member before registering for courses in this program of study.

New welding students may contact the welding program for advising in Room RP120 at Larimer, or call 970-204-8621.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 100Safety for Welders

1

or

MTE 105Safety for Manufacturing Environments

1

 

WEL 101Allied Cutting Processes

4

WEL 103Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

4

WEL 104Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

4

WEL 110Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

4

WEL 124Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 125Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

WEL 224Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

4

WEL 225Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

4

Total Credit Hours:33

Welding Electives

Select a minimum of 11 credits of electives from either the welding & additional electives OR the code welding electives listed below. 

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 106Print Reading for Manufacturing

3

or

WEL 106Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters

4

 

WEL 150AWS Qualification Testing

1

WEL 250Layout and Fabrication

4

Total Credit Hours:8-9

Additional Electives

Select 2-3 credits from any ART, ASE, CAD, ELT, ENY, EGT, PPT, MTE, HVA or WEL course(s). The same WEL, MTE, and ART coursework cannot be used to satisfy both program/general education requirements as well as electives. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of unduplicated coursework to receive an AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:2-3

Code Welding Electives

Students may complete 13 credits in code welding courses as listed below to fulfill the welding program elective requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits
WEL 150AWS Qualification Testing

1

WEL 230Pipe Welding I

4

WEL 231Pipe Welding II

4

WEL 240Pipe Welding Certification

4

Total Credit Hours:13

Required General Education Courses

Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MTE 110Applied Communication & Teamwork in Industry

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 105Conceptual Physics with Lab

4

or higher

Total Credit Hours:4

General Studies Elective

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

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