Students will gain a solid foundation in welding theory, manufacturing processes and material science as they learn to develop skills within a program designed to help with careers in welding, manufacturing, or fabrication industries.

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Students will gain the knowledge they need in order to accurately interpret and apply welding inspection procedures and code standards. They will learn how to apply the laws of physical science and math to fundamental design and fabrication problems as they execute the correct welding process for a given application.

Students will learn and apply ethical principles in industry/business settings. They will design, model, and fabricate components using modern CAD/CAM and other software tools and appropriate manufacturing processes.

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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Quality Engineer

The quality engineer coordinates between multiple areas and provides direction for the team members. They evaluate product/process change requests to ensure the quality is not compromised. Quality engineers evaluate, develop, and implement improvements. They compile and analyze data, and complete data collection, entry and documentation. They supervise execution of work within the shop activities (i.e. manage personnel, delegate tasks, and evaluate welds).

Welding Engineer

A welding engineer has a variety of responsibilities. They develop welding techniques, procedures and equipment. These individuals often research and improve the welding processes being used. They establish welding procedures, specifications and codes. Welding engineers direct technical personnel on inspection/training.

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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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