AAS, Technology Welding Emphasis
The Associate of Applied Science, Technology degree program is designed to provide entry-level skills, continuing education, and advanced technical skills in several specialized fields including Welding, Construction, and Occupational Safety.
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Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Understand, describe, and analyze the physical components found in technical systems.
- Understand and apply safety practices.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of science, math, and computers in technical fields.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills required in today's metal fabrication and structural welding environments.
- Demonstrate applications of specifications and welding procedures to specific job tasks.
- Demonstrate safe work habits by assessing hazards and using best practices to avoid exposure to risk of injury, and to avoid damaging equipment.
Oral Communications GER (3CR) Select one of the following:
- COMM A111 Methods of Oral Communication
- COMM A235 Small Group Communication
- COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication
- COMM A241 Public Speaking
Written Communications GER (6CR)
- ENGL A111 Methods of Written Communication
- ENGL A212 Technical Writing
Mathematics GER (3CR)
- MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra
Natural Sciences GER (4CR) Select one of the following:
- CHEM A103/L Survey of Chemistry with Lab
- CHEM A105/L General Chemistry with Lab
- GEOL A111 Physical Geology
- PHYS A123/L Basic Physics I with Lab
Technology Core Requirements
- AET A101 Fundamentals to CADD for Building Construction
- CIS A105 Introduction to Personal Computers and Software Applications
- ET A151 Basic Electricity for the Trades
- HUMS A153 Human Relations or HUMS A155 Human Relations in the Workplace
- OSH A101 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
- OSH A250 Hazardous Material Operations
- TECH A101 Introduction to Technological Principles
Welding Emphasis Requirements
- WELD A112 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- WELD A114 Welding of High Strenth Steel
- WELD A157 Technical Drawing for Welders
- WELD A161 Gas Metal Arc Welding
- WELD A190 Selected Topics in Welding
- TECH A295 Technical Internship
The purpose of this degree emphasis is to produce capable graduates who can perform safely and efficiently in a welding environment.
Use hand-welding, flame-cutting or brazing equipment ot weld metal components or fill holes or seams of fabricated metal products safely and efficiently.
The average wage of a welder is about $30 per hour.
Alaska's employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.