Welding Technology

Welding copyThe Welding Technology curriculum can be completed by a full-time student in two years and results in an Associate in Applied Science Degree. In addition to developing welding skills, the program includes technical background in such areas as metallurgy, physics and electricity, as well as a survey of industry-related practices.

Career Opportunities

Possible careers upon completing the Welding Technology program include:

  • Welder
  • Welding specialist
  • Welding analyst
  • Welding technician

Advisors and Faculty

Curt Rippey

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 233

(309) 694-8448

Jeff Joos

East Peoria Campus AIT Building 209

(309) 694-8434

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH * 3
COMMUNICATION * 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS * 7
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MACTR 121 MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I  3
MECTK 121 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD  3
MECTK 226 STATISTICS AND QUALITY CONTROL  3
MECTK 232 MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY  3
NCTK 110 INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS  1
NCTK 212 CNC MACHINE OPERATION I  2
WELD 111 WELDING BLUEPRINT READING  3
WELD 112 WELDING THEORY - SMAW  1
WELD 113 WELDING THEORY - GMAW  1
WELD 121 STICK WELDING I  1
WELD 122 STICK WELDING II  1
WELD 131 SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING  1
WELD 135 ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING (GMAW)  1
WELD 141 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING  1
WELD 150 WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING  1 to 5
WELD 161 MAINTENANCE WELDING  2
WELD 163 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE GMAW PROCESS  2
WELD 210 WELDING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION  3
WELD 223 STICK WELDING III  1
WELD 230 WELD TESTING  3
WELD 240 WELD ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY  3
WELD 263 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE SMAW PROCESS  2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

The Welding Technology curriculum can be completed by a full-time student in two years and leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. In addition to developing welding skills, the program includes technical background in such areas as metallurgy, physics, and electricity, as well as a survey of industry-related practices. Employment possibilities include welder, welding specialist, welding analyst, or welding technician.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1English; WELD 111; WELD 112; WELD 113; WELD 121; WELD 122; WELD 131; WELD 135; WELD 161
Spring Semester 1Laboratory Science/Mathematics; WELD 141; WELD 163; WELD 223; WELD 210; MACTR 121
Fall Semester 2Communication; Humanities; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; MECTK 121; WELD 230; WELD 263
Spring Semester 2Social Science; NCTK 110; NCTK 212; MECTK 226; MECTK 232; WELD 240

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 118
(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Production

Related Programs

Production Welder
Welding Operator
Welding Specialist