This career program is for students desiring employment in the expanding field of welding and welding technology engineering. Graduates will have the opportunity to pursue careers such as welding technician, welding supervisor, inspector, and sales engineer, qualifying for technician level positions involved in testing and improving welding processes, procedures, and equipment.
Graduates also have the option of transferring to four-year institutions offering the bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology.


Minimum program credit hours: 62

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
27 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
Social Sciences Electives6 S (VEDP)
CHE 1500: Introduction to Chemistry3 NSCI N SR
MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry4 MATH N CMAT
PHY 1250: Technical Physics I4 N
PHY 1260: Technical Physics II4 N
Core Requirements
35-36 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes3
WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 1370: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding3
WLD 2250: Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 2260: Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 2270: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding3
WLD 2350: Fabrication3
WLD 2360: Alternate Processes3
WLD 2370: Metallurgy3
WLD 2450: Capstone Project2
CSC 1310: Introduction to World Wide Web and CSC 1320: Introduction to Word Processing and CSC 1330: Introduction to Spreadsheets3
CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
none Degree Requirements Met
Important Points
  • To complete the program in two years, students must begin in a fall semester.

  • With the appropriate background, student may elect to take MAT 1600 or MAT 1710; PHY 1610 and PHY 1620; or PHY 1710 and PHY 2710; or CHE 1550 as Mathematics and Sciences courses. Students should discuss course selection with their advisor.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform AWS code quality welds on plate and pipe in all positions using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
  2. Visually inspect all fillet welds and groove welds to ensure that they meet code criteria.
  3. Weld low carbon steel, stainless steel, as well as aluminum using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
  4. Accurately read and comprehend welding blueprints and welding symbols.
  5. Fabricate off of a blueprint.
  6. Write and understand welding procedure specifications, procedure qualification test records, and welding qualification test records.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Brent HarknessAssistant Professor, Welding Technology MTI, Jamestown Campus716.338.1327Contact | Full Profile ▸