The Associate in Applied Science degree in Advanced Manufacturing with a major in Welding is designed to teach the principles of welding as well as the nature of metals and types of gasses used in welding. The welding curriculum also includes skills in welding and fusing of various metal types using an array of techniques and methods. The program is designed to provide qualified individuals the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to obtain a certificate verifying their competency in the basic requirements of Welding.
Graduates of the Welding program may become employed as a welder, cutter or welding machine operator. Welders with additional training and experience may become employed as a welding technician, welding supervisor/inspector, or a welding instructor.
According to Lightcast Economic Modeling, the median salary for a welding career is $45,946.
Note: Salary ranges can vary widely depending on location and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.