Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding and Joining Technology
The Associates of Applied Science Degree in Welding and Joining Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding and Joining Technology degree, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows customization of the program of study based on each student’s academic and professional goals. The AIS requires completion of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis). Areas of concentration include education, public safety, business and computer/information technology, industrial/engineering technology, and health sciences. The program curriculum may be strategically selected to build upon the student’s goals and objectives. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education. A student might choose an interdisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school’s existing majors, minors and electives.
Students are accepted into the Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding and Joining Technology degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding and Joining Technology degree program must have good eyesight, math skills, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.
Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode
- North Campus (Sandersville)
- South Campus (Dublin)
- Jefferson County Center
Tuition & Fees: $7,043.00
Books & Supplies: $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding and Joining Technology degree program have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.
Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.