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Advanced Welding Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: Three Semesters & One Summer Term
Fall semester entry

The Advanced Welding Technology (AWT) program is designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of the manufacturing world. The program allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in two years.

The program was developed to provide a flexible option for students with interests in the varied areas of manufacturing including welding, computer-aided drafting and machining.

The AWT AAS degree is obtained by completing both the Production Welding (diploma) program and the Engineering Design (diploma) program in either sequence.

As an Advanced Welding Technology student you will gain experience in CNC programming using the CNC plasma table, CNC mills and lathes. You also obtain practical experience with robotics in manufacturing using a robotic work cell. All major welding and cutting processes, welding design and fabrication and inspection are covered. Welding qualifications based on the American Welding Society’s SENSE (Schools Excelling in National Standards Education) Levels I, II, and III curriculum are emphasized.

Where will I get a job?
Job opportunities are endless. Current needs far outweigh qualified applicants in all areas. You could work as a production welder for a manufacturing industry or pipe welder in the petroleum or boiler maker industry. You could also work as a construction welder for structural bridge and building contractors or as a fabricator at a welding fabrication and repair shop. Other opportunities include work in the fields of: Automotive, Petroleum and Energy, Aerospace, Heavy Industry and Local Industries.

How much $ will I make?
Typical starting salary begins at around $14–$25 an hour in the local area.

What kind of classes will I take?

A variety of classes will consist of lecture and hands-on work in the welding, machining and CNC labs.

What’s unique about this program?
NCC has brought three industry requested programs together: Manufacturing, Welding, and Design. Students will have hands-on labs utilizing current technical equipment such as: Robotic welding station and CNC equipment. NCC’s students also learn by doing actual fabrication and repair projects.
Student Profile
• Good understanding of basic math concepts
• Enjoy working with their hands

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester


18


Course #
Title Credits
MFG185-E OSHA/Shop Safety
2
MFG122-E
Machine Trade Print Reading I
3
WEL120-E
Oxy Fuel Welding & Cutting
2
WEL152-C Shielded Metal-Arc Welding
3
WEL186-E GMAW
4
WEL308-C Pipe Welding
4

Spring Semester


17


WEL206-C Quality Assurance Program
2
WEL187-C Advanced GMAW 4
WEL191-C
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
3
WEL200-C Metallurgy Fundamentals
2
WEL320-C Welding Fabrication 3
Elective
Communications*   
3

Summer Term


6


Elective
Math*
3
WEL700-C Introduction to Robotics
3

PRODUCTION WELDING DIPLOMA
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Fall Semester


18


CAD181-C Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
2
MFG189-C
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
2
WEL261-C
AWS SENSE Certification
2
WEL243-C Welding Design & Development
4
MFG329-C Introduction to CNC Processes
2
Elective
Humanities/Social Science
3
Elective
General Education
3

*Must take course with an A suffix.

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.






Robert Hoting
Instructor at NCC since: 1997
Email me at RHoting@nwicc.edu



Ryan Steffen

Instructor at NCC since: 2001
Email me at RSteffen@nwicc.edu


Brian Busch
Instructor at NCC since: 2008
Email me at BBusch@nwicc.edu



 

Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance