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Associate Applied Science – Welding & Metals Technology

The MACC Welding and Metals Technology program was developed to live up to the standards required by the American Welding Society (AWS), and is AWS certified. Standards such as safety protocols and basic usage of equipment are all taught to students. In addition, graduates will have hands-on experience with multiple welding processes and will have worked with many different kinds of materials both common and exotic. Special attention is given to provide problem-solving experience to handle any project.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.


Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
 AMD101  Engineering Design 3  
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health: CPT1 3  
 MTH130 or
 ^Technical Mathematics** or
 ^Precalculus Algebra**
3  MTH130 or
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 ^Business Communication** or
 ^Technical Report Writing** or
 ^Composition I**
3  BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 CIT101  Computer Essentials 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 WLD102  ^Welding II 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 AMD112  Computer-Aided Design I 3  
   Humanities 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 MSP215  Metallurgy 1  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
 WLD201  ^Welding III 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
 PHY125  ^Foundations of Physics 5  
 SKL250 or
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Welding Internship
 WLD202  ^Welding IV 3  
 WLD220  ^Special Problems in Welding 3  
  Total Hours for Degree 62-63**  


**All fundamental math and English courses (e.g. MTH015) must be completed during the first semester. Required math and English courses must be completed immediately following the completion of fundamentals coursework or as listed on the degree map. Enrollment in fundamentals courses may delay completion of the degree. Fundamentals Courses are not included in the total credit hours required for the degree.

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).