Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Welding Technology, A.A.A.S.

Academic Program Code: 932

Welding is an integral part of various world-wide industries including advanced manufacturing, petroleum, aerospace, automation, and the medical field.  Students at GRCC learn many different welding processes including oxy/fuel, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc (TIG), robotic automation, gas metal arc (MIG), and pipe welding. These skills qualify students for a wide variety of welding jobs in manufacturing, automation, construction, inspection and maintenance industries. 

All of the credits earned in the Welding Skills Certificate program and the Welding Certificate apply to this program.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.  PH 125 - College Physics I  is suggested.

General Education Total Credit Hours

15 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses

Select four (4) of the following courses (must be different courses than Program Course selection).

Program Open Elective Courses

In addition to the above coursework, you will need to take other GRCC courses to complete your degree.  The number of elective credit hours that you will need to complete this program will depend on the number of credit hours that remain in order for you to reach the 60 credits needed to graduate. For assistance in developing an academic plan, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member.

Total Credit Hours


Transfer Notes

It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC.

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

General Education Course-Nat Sci/Mathematics

DR 150 - Introduction to SolidWorks  


DR 258 - Introduction to Pro Engineer/Creo  


EG 110 - Industrial Graphics with CAD  

MN 134 - Basic Oxyacetylene Welding  

MN 136 - Basic Arc Welding    

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education Course

General Education Course

MN 202 - MIG / Gas Metal Arc Welding  

MN 203 - TIG / Gas Tungsten Arc Welding    

Priority III Priority IV

MN 231 - Welding Fabrication, Design, and Testing  

MN 233 - Welding Automation  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course  

Open Elective Course 

MN 232 - Technical Pipe Welding  

MN 234 - Metallurgy  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course  

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Prgoress Path for specific degree requirements.