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Associate of Science
Welding and Fabrication Technology (A.A.S.)
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 of the tools and methods.
Students working on a project in the shop
Build a Foundation
Even though an associate’s degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology takes fewer credits, 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 various manufacturing processes and advanced manufacturing technologies.

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

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with an Associates 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.
Welding Technician
Welding technicians assist engineering personnel in testing and evaluating materials, processes, and standards. Their duties include inspecting and reporting according to given procedures and training and monitoring manual welders. Further responsibilities include programming and troubleshooting automated welding equipment.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Welding and Fabrication Technology, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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