2022-2023 Welding Technology (APWLDF)


The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations. Students who successfully complete this program will have learned a diverse skillset giving them opportunities to enter the workforce as entry-level welders, fabricators, field technicians and positions them for higher learning in welding engineering, welding education or materials science.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees; Pennsylvania College of Technology, BS degree; Wayne State University, several BS degrees. Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Welding and Fabrication Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Glenn Kay II

Course Requirements

First Semester

Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Math Elective(s) 3
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
WAF 106   Welding Print Reading 3
WAF 109   Welding Safety and OSHA Regulations 2
WAF 125   Introduction to Welding Processes I 2
WAF 126   Introduction to Welding Processes II 2

Second Semester

Class Title Minimum Credits
WAF 130   Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 131   Thermal Cutting, Gouging and Weld Repair 3
WAF 139   Basic Metal Fabrication 3
WAF 140   Inspection and Testing 3

Third Semester

Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3
WAF 230   Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WAF 231   Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WAF 232   Semi-Automatic Welding Processes 4

Fourth Semester

Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
WAF 150   Automated Welding and Cutting 3
WAF 210   Welding Metallurgy 3
WAF 233   Submerged Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding 3

Fifth Semester

Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
WAF 239   Advanced Metal Fabrication 3