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Welding, AAS, CC

Department: School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences


About This Degree

Welding students have two degree options in which to choose:

Students can obtain a one year Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology in preparation to enter the job market as a skilled welder. Proficient students are able to obtain welder certifications for SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW to AWS code requirements.

The second option is to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology.



  • AAS -  USU Eastern (USU Eastern Blanding, USU Eastern Price)
  • CC -  USU Eastern (USU Eastern Blanding, USU Eastern Price)

Students who complete the Welding program are prepared to work as a Welder in the following:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Sales
  • Welding Inspection

Admissions Requirements

  1. New freshman admitted to CEU in good standing qualify for admission to this program.
  2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.5 GPA for admission to this major.
  3. Students transferring from other CEU majors need a total GPA of 2.5 for admission to this major.
  4. No welding courses below a C may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements.
  5. Visual acuity requirements: 20/40 vision and Jaeger J-2 at 12 inches, with or without corrective lenses. If corrective lenses are required to attain this level of visual acuity, the corrective lenses must be worn during class periods.

Major Requirements

Click here to see course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science.

Click here to see course requirements for the Certificate of Completion.

Certificate of Completion - One Year Program

Course Credit Course Credit
ENGL 1010 3 Human Relations Course 3
MATH 1020 or higher 3    
Welding Courses - 23 Hours Required
Listed below are suggested courses to fill the welding requirement for a one year period. Consult with your advisor for additional courses.
Course Credit Course Credit
WELD 1100 7 WELD 2400 3
WELD 1110 3 WELD 2500 3
WELD 1120 7 WELD 2600 3
  Program Total 32  


Associate of Applied Science -Two Year Program

Course Description Credit
EDDT 1040 CAD Level I: Intro to CAD 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MACH 1010 Machine Tool Technology I 3
MATH 1020 Trade Mathematics 
A higher numbered mathematics course
  Human Relations Course 3
WELD 1100 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 7
WELD 1110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD 1120 Beginning Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 7
WELD 1130 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding  (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WELD 1140 Related Welding Processes 7
WELD 1150 Beginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 7
WELD 2400 Print Reading for Welders 3
WELD 2410 Practical Fabrication and Layout 3
WELD 2500 Welding Inspection 3
WELD 2600 Metallurgy 3
  General Electives 3*
Suggested Electives
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics 3
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry 3
ENGN 1000 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 1040 Elementary Astronomy 3
PHYS 1050 Technical Physics 3
EDDT 2650 Mechanical Blueprint Reading 2
  Program Total 64



Mike Tryon
Associate Professor
Office: McDonald Career Center 111
Phone: (435) 613-5384
Email: mike.tryon@usu.edu

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