The Welding Technology program has been designed to prepare the student to enter the workforce as a qualified entry-level welder. A Qualified
Welder is one who is Certified in one or more welding processes and who has an understanding of the basic requirements of the craft. All
Welding Options have been designed to teach the student the welding techniques and processes used in that particular field. Emphasis will be
placed on welding safety and weld quality.
The welding lab at Western Wyoming Community College is an American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility. As such, as students go
through our program, they will be given the opportunity to pass weld qualification tests. If successful, students will be issued Welder
Performance Qualification Test records to verify their skills. Jobs available to Certified Welders include: Plant Maintenance Welder (Power
Plants, Chemical Plants, Oil Refineries), Oilfield Facilities/Pipeline Welding, Fabrication Shop Fitter/Welders, and many others.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are six program options for Welding. The three Associate of Applied Science Degree options require 64-65 credits over 4 recommended
semesters. The three Welding Certificate option require 33-34 credits over multiple recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.