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Welding Production Technology Associate in Applied Science

Students in LMC's welding program train on state-of-the-art equipment at the Hanson Technology Center, the Brandywine High School or the Allegan Tech Center.

When you complete the 60-credit Welding Technology program, you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition, or English 103, Technical Writing, or Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 100, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Physics 110, Technical Physics 4
Social Sciences 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
Machine Tool Technology 110, Machine Tool I 3
Machine Tool Technology 120, Machine Tool II 3
Machine Tool Technology 140, Introduction to Numerical Control (NC) Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 2
Manufacturing Technology 111, Manufacturing Process I 3
Manufacturing Technology 122, Introduction to Robotics 2
Mathematics 110, Technical Math, or Mathematics 130, Pre-Calculus Trigonometry, or Mathematics 135, Pre-Calculus Algebra/Trig 3
Trade Related Instruction 134, Metallurgy and Heat Treatment 3
Trade Related Instruction 138, Industrial Safety 1
Welding Production Technology 101, Fabrication 2
Welding Production Technology 102, SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) I 2
Welding Production Technology 103, GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) I 2
Welding Production Technology 104, Welding Blueprint Reading & Symbols 2
Welding Production Technology 105, Welding Fabrication I 2
Welding Production Technology 200, Welding Fabrication II 2
Welding Production Technology 201, GMAW Welding II 2
Welding Production Technology 202, GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) I 2
Welding Production Technology 203, GMAW Welding Production 2
Welding Production Technology 204, SMAW Welding Production 1
Welding Production Technology 205, GTAW Welding Production 1


Some courses may be offered in Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) format. See course descriptions


Employment of welders, cutters, solderers and brazers is expected to grow about as fast as average through 2026.

National 2016 median pay: $39,390 per year or $18.94 per hour
National job growth projections by 2026: 6%*

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017

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