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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)
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health: CPT1 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 AMD101  Engineering Design 3  
 BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Technical Report Writing or
 ^Composition I
3  BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 MTH130 or
 ^Technical Mathematics or
 ^College Algebra
3  MTH130 or
 WLD102  ^Welding II 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 AMD112  Computer-Aided Design I 3  
 CIT101  Computer Essentials 3  
   Humanities 3  
 MSP215  ^Tool, Die Making, and Metallurgy 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
 WLD201  ^Welding III 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 HST105 or
 American History to 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 64-65  


*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).