Students will gain a strong foundation for further education as they learn the science and language of welding and engineering through hands-on experience and understanding the tools and methods.

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Build a Foundation

Even though an associate’s degree in Automotive Technology takes less credits to complete, students will learn the basics of chemistry, manufacturing processes, welding science and applied processes, and engineering technology. They will be able to demonstrate extensive practical experiences with a variety of manufacturing processes and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Students will learn to apply practical knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems. They will gain the knowledge and skills they need in order to accurately interpret and apply welding inspection procedures and code standards.

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Welding Technician

Welding technicians assist engineering personnel in testing and evaluating materials, processes and standards. Their duties can also include inspecting and reporting according to given procedures and training and monitoring manual welders. Further responsibilities include programing and troubleshooting automated welding equipment.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Welding and Fabrication Technology, start with one of the following degree-specific courses:

  • WELD 100 — Introduction to Welding
  • WELD 170 — Welding Science and Allied Processes

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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