Interdisciplinary Studies – Welding & Joining Technology

Program Overview

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 3 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

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

Salary Potential

$35,000.00 -$42,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $7,043.00
Books & Supplies:  $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communications (6 credit hours required)
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours required)
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 credit hours required)
  • Choose 3 credit hours:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 3 or more credit hours:
  • CHEM1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CHEM1151 LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1113Precalculus3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1127Introduction to Statistics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110Conceptual Physics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110LConceptual Physics Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • Choose 40 additional credit hours:
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • WELD1000Introduction to Welding Technology4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1010Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1030Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1040Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1050Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1060Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding4 credit hours100 contact hours
  • WELD1070Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1090Gas Metal Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD 1110Gas Tungsten Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1120Preparation for Industrial Qualification4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours