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Welding

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed in today’s welding industry, this program combines hands-on welding experience with classroom instruction in the five commonly used welding processes; OAW, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW.
The curriculum follows the American Welding Societies SENSE program (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education). We are also an accredited education facility with AWS.

To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to detail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability / flexibility, initiative, and cooperation.
Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program. Additionally, the degree offers courses in metallurgy, blueprint reading and weld inspection to build depth of understanding in the welding field. 

The program at CWC is industry driven and hands on. Students are trained to weld according to the American Welding Society’s D1.1 structure welding code book as well as the American Petroleum Institute’s 1104 code book. CWC’s welding lab has the most up-to-date welding equipment.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Applied Math 3
Managing Career Development 3
Welding Fundamentals 2
Occupational Safety & Health 2
Print Reading & Welding Symbols 3
General Welding 4
Advanced Shield Metal Arc Welding 4
Gas Metal Arc Welding-Flux Core Arc Welding 4
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Plate 3
Welding Fabrication 3
Pipe Welding I 4
GTAW Pipe 4
Welding Inspection Technology 3
Welding Metallurgy 3

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3

 

Students must complete 6 credits of general education courses listed below:

Course Credits
Writing II 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Social Science 3
Information Technology 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Physical Education 1
Wellness 1

 

Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas:

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1

 

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Welding program at CWC

Hands-on welding performance is required to complete all of the degrees and certifications at CWC.

Certificates

Certificate I

The welding program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills and knowledge needed in today’s welding industry. To be successful in the welding industry, a person must be able to adapt to work styles that require dependability, attention to de-tail, safety-consciousness, self-control, adaptability / flexibility, initiative, and cooperation.


The program combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Safety is emphasized in all areas of the welding program.


The certificate program requires students to complete 31 credits of coursework and features a concentrated welding curriculum with emphasis on Oxy-Fuel, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and basic pipe welding. Math and English are also included in this program of study.

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Program Requirements

Course Credits
Occupational Safety & Health 2
Print Reading & Welding Symbols 3
General Welding 4
Advanced Shield Metal Arc Welding 4
Gas Metal Arc Welding-Flux Core Arc Welding 4
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Plate 3
Pipe Welding I 4

Certificate II

Welding certificate II combines hands-on welding experiences with classroom instruction in commonly used welding processes. Designed for students who has prior welding experience and desires to update their skills. 

14 credits of welding

Meet your Welding Professor

Darryl Steeds
Asscociate Professor of Welding

Darryl Steeds is a certified welding inspector and has years of experience in the welding industry.