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Industrial Welding Technology

2020-21 Industrial Welding Technology (PDF)*

Associate of Applied Science Degree
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 visit

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for industrial welding are:

Demonstrate commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.

Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations.

Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW.

Produce industry-quality welds using GTAW, GMAW and FCAW on stainless steel and aluminum plate.

Produce industry-quality welds on various diameters of carbon steel pipe in the 5g and 6g positions using SMAW electrodes E6010 and E7018.

Develop a logical sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that may arise in the workplace.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects using shearing and forming equipment.

Demonstrate and apply the professional standards of the industry.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process 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 level as determined through the Placement Process. 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 three 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.

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.

Course No.
Course Title
BT113 Business English I or
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or higher level composition 1
CIS/CS___ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
MEC102 Mechanical Fabrication 3
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90   College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or 
WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for
both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score
  Total Prerequisite Credits 6-21
First Year Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
First Term
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6


Second Term
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research or
LIB101 Introduction to Information Literacy
WLD104 Blueprint Reading - Mechanical 3
WLD112 Technology of Industrial Welding II 6
WLD121 Fabrication and Repair Practices I 5


Third Term
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
BT114 Business English II or
WR121 English Composition I or higher level composition 2
WLD113 Technology of Industrial Welding III 6
WLD122 Fabrication and Repair Practices II 5


Total First Year Credits
Second Year Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
Fourth Term
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 4
WLD211 Technology of Industrial Welding IV 6
WLD220 Machine Tool Maintenance and Repair 3
WLD221 Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections 3


Fifth Term
MEC103 Industrial Safety 1
MEC114 Safety for Industry 4
WLD212 Technology of Industrial Welding V 6
WLD225 Industrial Metallurgy or
MET160 Materials and Metallurgy
Sixth Term
WLD213 Technology of Industrial Welding VI 6
WLD280 Cooperative Work Experience/Welding or
WLD250F Capstone
_____ Approved program elective(s) 6-10
Total Second Year Credits
Total Program Credits
Approved Program Electives (minimum of 6-10 credits required)
Course No.
Course Title
BA109 Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job 2
DS260 Hydraulic Systems for Heavy Equipment with lab 3
EET101 Introduction to Electronics 3
MEC116 Quality Practices and Measurements 3
MEC124 Hoisting and Rigging I 3
MEC125 Pneumatics I   3
MEC130 Hydraulics I 3
MEC149 Electric Motor Control 4
MET121 Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET122 Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET123 Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 4
MET160 Materials and Metallurgy 3
MET165 Materials Engineering and Metallurgy 3
MFG122 Manufacturing Processes II 3
MFG123 Manufacturing Processes III 4
MFG211 Manufacturing Power and Control Electronics 4
MFG291 Laser Cutting and Engraving Fundamentals 2
WLD111D Technology of Industrial Welding for Diesel 6
WLD111M Technology of Industrial Welding for Manufacturing 6
WLD123 Aluminum Boat Welding I 6
WLD124 Aluminum Boat Welding II 6
WLD125 Aluminum Boat Welding III 6
WLD160 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Plate 1
WLD250A Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW 2-6
WLD250B Selected Topics in Welding: GTAW 2-6
WLD250C Selected Topics in Welding: SMAW 2-6
WLD250D Selected Topics in Welding: GMAW 2-6
WLD250F Selected Topics in Welding: Capstone Project 2-6
WLD250P Selected Topics in Welding: CNC Plasma Cutting 3
WLD260 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Pipe 1

1 Required for graduation.

Students must complete either BT113 and BT114 or WR115 and WR121 (or higher level composition classes). Three credits of speech may be substituted for 3-4 credits of writing. Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit versions of BT113 and BT114 will have met this requirement.

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

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