Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials. Course work and practical experience provide students with skills and knowledge to determine and perform appropriate welding techniques.
Associate in Applied Science
- General Occupational/Technical Studies with student’s plan of study in Welding Technology.
- Combination Welder: 41-48 credit hours
- Welder Helper: 2-5 credit hours
- Gas Welder: 4 credit hours
- Tack Welder: 7-10 credit hours
- Production Line Welder: 19-20 credit hours
- Pipeline Welder: 29-40 credit hours
- ARC Welder: 24-25 credit hours
- AWS National Skills Standard Level I: 33-34 credit hours
For program course requirements, consult the Welding Technology Check Sheet.
A majority of welders work in manufacturing industries. Others are employed by construction firms and businesses performing various repair services. A skilled welder may qualify as a technician, supervisor, inspector, or as an owner of a welding business. Certified welders are among the highest paid of all the skilled trades.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult Maysville’s general admission requirements.
You can complete the Associate in Applied Science/General Occupational Technical Studies in two years as a full-time student. Diplomas and certificates can be completed in less time depending on your class load.
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Maysville Community and Technical College – Rowan Campus Morehead
609 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.