Bakersfield College


Industrial Technology, Welding Option Associate of Science Degree

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.

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.

To Achieve the Associate in Science

Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Industrial Technology, Welding Option Associate in Science degree.

Total Units: 39-40

Required Courses

Course # Name 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 B55A Structural Plate Certification I 2.0
WELD B55B Structural Plate Certification II 2.0
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 or equivalent 3.0