Associate of Science in Welding Technology - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Welding through the study of fabrication, metal transfer and the use of different shielding gases. Students will acquire skills in metallurgy, blueprint design and creation, multi-position metal transfer, well-joint design and application, and basic material science.

Program Outcomes

  • Adjust, operate and troubleshoot shielded metal arc welding, gas welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxyfuel welding and cutting apparatuses to industry standards.
  • Choose the correct joint prep process for the weld metal joints and complete that joint prep to industry standards.
  • Perform groove, lap, fillet and seam welds using SMAW, GTAW and OFW apparatuses to industry standards.
  • Produce simple effective orthographic drawings used for cutting, fit-up and welding of metal weldments. These drawings shall include the use of the American Welding Society welding symbols. All drawings shall be done to industry standards.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: industrial arts, agriculture technology, agriculture systems and fabrication.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)
Required Major Courses (23 Units)23
Ag Project Construction
Metal Fabrication
Oxyacetylene Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Specialty Metals Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Blueprint Reading/Metallurgy
Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Restricted Electives (4 Units)4
Select four units from the following courses:
Welding Power Sources/Applicat
Metalcraft Welding/Forging
Forging and Wrought Iron
Metal Working for Engineers
Stainless Steel Weld/Repair
Aluminum Welding
Welding Codes/Certification
Electives (8 Units)8
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).