Dec 01, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021

Welding Technologies, A.A.S.


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CIP: 48.0508
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1295

This program provides students with the knowledge required for entry into the welding occupations. The foundation of knowledge and skills learned will enable students to quickly adapt to employer’s needs or obtain certification in whatever welding procedure needed. Knowledge base will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Tungsten Gas Arc Welding (TGAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting (OAW, OAC) and allied processes. In this program, theory and practice are combined. Students will understand the importance of weld quality, welding codes, and welding safety.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, see the Transfer of Credit  section or speak with an academic advisor.

Students can earn the following certificate related to this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create and maintain safe working environments.
  • Describe the function, design and installation of water treatment systems.
  • Use the principles of hydraulics as applied to the water and wastewater industry.
  • Describe and monitor the microbial processes used in water and wastewater systems.
  • Demonstrate the operation of instrumentation and control systems used in water and wastewater plant operations.

General Education Requirements: (23 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Laboratory Science (4 Credits)


Social/Behavioral Science (3-6 Credits)


Humanities and Creative and Fine Arts (3-6 Credits)


Health and Wellness (1 Credit)


Total 64 Credits Min.


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