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Associate of Applied Science

Learn various welding and pipe fabrication techniques.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Entry-level employment as a welder.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program/Major Codes: AASWELDING/WLD

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select a course to fulfill C or G requirement.**

Communication Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 275 Applied Metallurgy 4
WLD 110 Basic Arc and Oxyacetylene Welding 4
WLD 115 Blueprint Reading/Estimating 4
WLD 160 Arc Welding 4
WLD 250 Pipe Welding 4
WLD 261 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WLD 262 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4
WLD 263 Layout and Fabrication Welding 4
Subtotal 32

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting 4
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
ELEC Technical Electives*** 9
Subtotal 16
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Analysis and Critical Thinking - GTM 105 and MAC 275; Computer and Information Literacy - CAD 101.

** In the general education categories, select at least one course marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).

*** Complete 9 credit hours from the following: BCT, CAD, CSA, MAC, MGT, WLD.