Welding Technology Degree | ECTC

Welding Technology Degree

Associate in Applied Science
Welding Technology

Developmental Courses as Needed

Course Credit Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6  
ENC 90/100 2-5  
MAT 55/61 3-4  

General Education Courses

Course Credit Notes
ENG 101 Writing I 3  
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking OR
COM 252 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
3  
Heritage/Humanities 3  
MAT 116 Technical Mathematics OR
MAT 141 Liberal Arts Mathematics OR
MAT 150 College Algebra
3 MAT 110 accepted if already taken
PSY 110 General Psychology OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3  
(PHY 151 Introductory Physics I AND
PHY 161 Introductory Physics I Laboratory) OR
Natural Sciences
3-4 PHY 151 is recommended
General Education Subtotal 18-19  

Technical Core Requirements

Course Credit Notes
Digital Literacy 0-3 KCTCS requires Digital literacy by exam or credit
(WLD 100 Oxy-Fuel Systems AND
WLD 101 Oxy-Fuel Systems Lab) OR
(WLD 110 Cutting Processes AND
WLD 111 Cutting Processes Lab)
4-5 Intro course
WLD 120 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) AND
WLD 121 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Fillet Lab
5 Intro course
WLD 123 SMAW Groove with Backing Lab OR
WLD 225 SMAW Open Groove Lab
3 Intro course
WLD 130 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) AND
WLD 131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Fillet Lab
5 Intro course
WLD 133 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Groove Lab 3 Coreq: WLD 130 or instructor consent
Intro course
WLD 140 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) AND
WLD 141 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Fillet Lab
5 Intro course
WLD 143 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Groove Lab 3 Coreq: WLD 140 or instructor consent
Intro course
WLD 170 Blueprint Reading for Welding AND
WLD 171 Blueprint Reading for Welding Lab
5  
WLD 220 Welding Certification AND
WLD 221 Welding Certification Lab
5  
WLD 298 Welding Practicum OR
WLD 299 Cooperative Work Experience
1-6 Prereq: instructor consent
Technical Electives 3  
Technical Core Subtotal 42-49  
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 60-68  

Recommended Technical Electives

Course Credit Notes
BEX 100 Basic Electricity for Non-Majors 3  
BEX 101 Basic Electricity Lab for Non-Majors 2  
EET 119 Basic Electricity 5  
ELT 110 Circuits I 5  
ELT 114 Circuits II 5  
FEX 100 Fundamentals of Electricity for Non-Majors 3  
WLD 151 Basic Welding A 2  
WLD 161 Submerged Arc Welding Lab 1  
WLD 181 Advanced Welding Systems Lab 1  
WLD 147 Flux Cored Arc Welding 1  
WLD 145 GMAW Aluminum Lab 1  
WLD 251 Welding Automation Lab 1-6  
WLD 253 Pipe Fitting and Template Development Lab 1  
WLD 227 SMAW Pipe Lab A 3  
WLD 229 SMAW Pipe Lab B 3  
WLD 235 GTAW Pipe Lab A 3  
WLD 237 GTAW Pipe Lab B 3  
WLD 239 Orbital Tub Welding 1  
WLD 240 Materials Technology 2  
WLD 245 GMAW Pipe Lab A 3  
WLD 247 GMAW Pipe Lab B 3  
WPP 200 Workplace Principles 3  

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://kctcs.edu/education-training/course-catalog/2020-2021-KCTCS-Catalog.pdf, pp. 67-71.
Or KCTCS homepage (kctcs.edu) > education & training > course catalog > 2020-21 catalog > pp. 67-71.

Updated June 2019