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Industrial Welding Technology


Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 480508A
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Welding Technology is designed for students
whose goals are to enter the job market as entry-level welders/fabricators. Upon completing
the program, students will be qualified to test for certification to the American Welding Society
(AWS) D1.1-06 Structural Steel Welding Codes and the AWS D1.3-08 Sheet Steel Welding Code.
Students would also be able to test to certify as pipe welders to the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) Section IX Welding Code, and as Level I Entry Level and Level II Advanced
Level Welder by the AWS EG2.0 and 3.0 welder training programs.

Additionally, students will have a good foundation in structural steel layout, pipefitting, and sheet
metal pattern development. Students will also be prepared with mathematics and communication
skills and be knowledgeable of the human relations skills necessary to become valuable employees in
the industrial welding field.

If students intend to transfer to SOU’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses
should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading
and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within
their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required
to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must
be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core
requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified
industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and
the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other
certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor
and review the roadmap at

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

For more information contact the Industrial Welding Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711