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Industrial Welding Degree, AAS


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Program Description

Code 259 - 60 Credits

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. Through welding, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. There are a variety of welding processes including stick, MIG and TIG. The Industrial Welding core curriculum at Kellogg Community College prepares students to weld a variety of metals in various positions using each of these processes. Students may pursue either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Welding.

Modules within the curriculum cover:

  • Advanced Arc Welding
  • Brazing and Soldering
  • Cutting Processes
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Special Applications/Fabrication
  • Welding Metallurgy

In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Welding students must complete sixty (60) credits. These credits must be taken from three categories: core curriculum, general education electives, and technical electives.

Modular Format

Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-welding/.

Industrial Trades Orientation

All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Technical/Equipment: Program graduates will demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required to use industry equipment appropriately for employment in the field of Industrial Welding.
  2. Safety: Program graduates will demonstrate safety protocols in the field of Industrial Welding by consistently applying and adhering to current industry safety standards.
  3. Problem Solving: Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques in solving problems presented in the field of Industrial Welding.
  4. Communication: Industrial Welding program graduates will effectively communicate the technical content of the field, both written and orally.

Required General Education Courses


All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Required Industrial Welding Modules


Students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in the Welding core curriculum. For more information about Industrial Welding modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-welding/.

Technical Elective Courses


Technical elective courses compliment the core curriculum and support general workplace competencies required in the field.

Technical electives may be selected from:

  • Accounting (ACCO)
  • Business Administration (BUAD)
  • Business Entrepreneurship (BUEN)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (DRAF)
  • Engineering Technology (ENTE)
  • ENGL 153 - Technical English  °
  • Industrial Electricity Electronics (INEL)
  • Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (INHR)
  • Industrial Machining Technology (INMT)
  • Industrial Pipefitting (INPF) °
  • Industrial Technology (INT) °
  • Industrial Trades (INTR) °
  • Instrumentation (INST)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • OIT 161 - Applications Software  °
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Renewable Energy (INRE)
  • Service-Learning (SERV) °
  • Tool and Die (INTD)

°These electives are highly recommended for the Industrial Welding program.

Professional Certifications


Selected modules within the Industrial Welding core curriculum prepare students for nationally recognized certifications from the American Welding Society in:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Pipe Welding up to 6G
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

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