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Welding Technology, AAS

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94-104 Credits

Upon completion of the two-year program, the student will qualify for an Associate in Applied Science degree. This training will permit the student to seek employment in the welding field as an engineering aide, sales engineer, and structural steel detailer or trade welder. The student will be prepared to advance rapidly to inspection, shop planning, supervision or one of many related fields. With the proper selection of courses, the student can continue his/her education to become a welding engineer. Consultation with the Welding department is required for admission to the program.

Students may enter the Welding Technology program during any quarter, as space is available.

Contacts: Scott Schreiber - sschreiber@greenriver.edu, Ben Orr - borr@greenriver.edu, Justin Pitt - jpitt@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Welding Technology | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/welding-technology/

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Work as an industry standard trade welder.
  2. Demonstrate OSHA and WISHA standards for safety in the workplace.
  3. Use multiple welding processes in all positions.
  4. Identify the cause and effect of various welding processes per welding procedure (WPS).
  5. Discuss basic theory of welding and the related equipment.
  6. Conform to AWS and WABO qualification procedures.


First Year

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication

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Oral Communication

Choose one from the following: Students who are planning to take CMST& 210, 217, 220, 230 or 240 can only count it as meeting either only the Related Instructions Oral Communication OR only the Human Relations requirements.


Choose one of the following:


For scheduling or transferability reasons, other courses from the current list of Related Instruction Requirements may be substituted. Student must possess a valid first aid card or similar Washington State L&I Training Card upon exiting the program.

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