AAS - Welding & Metals Technology - Moberly Area Community College

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 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)
 BUS150 or
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Technical Report Writing
3  BUS150 or
 DDT101  Engineering Drawing 3  
 IND107  Machinery's Handbook 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 DDT110  Blueprint Reading 3  
 MSP102  Machine Tool II 3  
 MTH130 or
 ^Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Algebra
3  MTH130 or
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
 WLD102  ^Welding II 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 HST105 or
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
   Humanities 3  
 IND104  Industrial Materials & Processes 3  
 IND203  Measurements & Instruments 3  
 MTH135 or
 ^Advanced Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Trigonometry
2-3  MTH135 or
 WLD201  ^Welding III 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health 3  
 IND108  ^Technical Physics 4  
 IND202  Metallurgy & Heat Treating 3  
 SKL250 or
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Welding Internship
 WLD202  ^Welding IV 3  
 WLD280  ^Welding & Metals Technology Capstone 3  
  Total Hours for Degree 65-67  

*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).