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Welding Technology - AAS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Aviation and Technical Education

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is offered through the Professional and Applied Technology Education Division and is intended for students who wish to finish their education in two years and then pursue employment in the welding industry.  Alternatively, about 1/3 of the welding AAS program completers transfer into a 4-year welding engineering technology type of program. Students obtaining the AAS degree in welding must complete 46 credits of welding courses plus a minimum of 18 hours of general education for a total of 64 credit hours.  General education requirements shall include specific courses in communication, math, human relations, machine shop, computer aided drafting, and an elective of the student’s choosing.

Admission Requirements

1. New freshman admitted to USU-Eastern 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 USU-Eastern majors need an overall 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.


Students may choose an elective course of 3 credit hours or more. Some suggested options include: