Bakersfield College

Industrial Technology, Welding Option

Associate in Science

Students must comply with the requirements as shown in the catalog under graduation requirements. Students should seek the advice of a welding instructor, counselor or advisor for assistance in planning for a associate degree. Career opportunities include jobs requiring skills in welding and layout.

  • To Achieve the Associate in Science
    Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Industrial Technology, Welding Option Associate in Science degree.
  • To Transfer Coursework
    A minimum of 39-40 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.
  • Program Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion, the student will
    • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the welding industry.
    • demonstrate problem solving skills used in product design and development in the welding industry.

Total Units: 39-40


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B53AB Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4.0
WELD B55AB Structural Plate Certification I, II 4.0
WELD B55CD ASME Pipe Certification 4.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 2.0
WELD B74B Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders & Machinists 3.0
WELD B54B Template Development and Layout for the Welder 3.0
WELD B65AB Welded Steel Structures 3.0
MFGT B1AB Machine Tool Processes 3.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 2.0
INDT B271 Special Problems in Welding 2-3.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
  -or equivalent- 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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