Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology

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The Associates of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Welding Technology degree program is the key for Professional Welder program graduates who want to take their welding skills to the next level, training them in non-destructive testing techniques, metallurgy, codes and welding inspector quality control and assurance.

This degree program unlocks the door to not only more welding knowhow, but also more career opportunities. The AOS in Welding Technology degree program can be completed in just 14 months.

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Program Overview at TWS Tulsa

The AOS in Welding Technology degree program can be completed in as little as 14 months. It consists of the Professional Welder program, plus even more in-depth welding instruction. Available at our Tulsa, Oklahoma, campus only, this program opens the path to career opportunities as a welding quality assurance/quality control welding inspector.

Employment is Expected to Grow for Welding in the US by 42,600 Jobs by 2032!i

Flexible Class Schedules

Class schedules range from morning, afternoon and evening, depending on the program and campus location. TWS offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology program.

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Upcoming Class Start Dates

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Welding Classes StartTulsa, OK06/03/2024
Welding Classes StartTulsa, OK06/24/2024

Class Schedules

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7:30am-12:30pm 1:00pm-6:00pm 6:30pm-11:30pm
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Program Courses

Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete the Professional Welder Program prior to starting the Associate of Occupational Studies Program. Courses may be taken in any order.

Codes & Specifications Radiographic Film Interpretation

Students will learn coverage and applications of codes and specifications from various professional societies, institutes and associations that issue standards for metal fabrication. Lab activities are associated with the utilization of these standards and radiographic film interpretation.

Phase 202

  • 2.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours

Communications & Records

Students will learn the techniques and approaches to effectively communicate with various personalities in the workplace. Students will also learn the documentation of inspection results, filing systems, and maintenance of activity reports.

Phase 203

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 40 Outside Prep Hours

Drawings & Fabrication Processes

Students will learn to analyze fabrication drawings, bills of materials, product dimensional tolerance standards, and specified fabrication processes. Lab activities reinforce the lecture information.

Phase 204

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 55 Lecture Hours
  • 5 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 40 Outside Prep Hours

Visual & Leak Testing

Presentation of the oldest and most widely used method of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) which is visual inspection of welds and other specifications. Perform leak testing procedures according to ANSI and ASME specifications. Lab provides practice on these NDT competencies.

Phase 205

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 40 Outside Prep Hours

Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Testing

Students will learn the methods of PT testing to detect surface defects on non-porous solid material. Techniques and methods such as penetrant techniques, safety, and environmental considerations, along with the magnetic particle test method and its value for inspecting ferromagnetic materials will be discussed. Wet fluorescent magnetic particle testing method is included. Lab applications will reinforce associated theory.

Phase 206

  • 2.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 10 Outside Prep Hours

Radiographic Testing Radiation Safety

Students will learn the theory and applications for the use of radiographic testing. In addition, students will learn the safety requirements for radiation environments.

Phase 207

  • 2.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 10 Outside Prep Hours

Eddy Current Testing

Students will learn the NDT theory and techniques of eddy current testing processes. Lab assignments
implement these various testing methods.

Phase 208

  • 2.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 10 Outside Prep Hours

Ultrasonic Testing

Students will learn the acoustic relationships and physical principles associated with ultrasonic testing techniques. Lab applications reinforce the theory supporting this important process.

Phase 209

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 40 Outside Prep Hours

Basic Metallurgy & Destructive Testing

Students will learn the fundamentals of metal structure and properties. Students will learn how to test through destructive methods of cutting weld straps and checking tensile strength as well as any defects. Lab focus is on destructive testing applications.

Phase 210

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 40 Outside Prep Hours

Quality Management Techniques

Students will learn the roles of the welding quality assurance/quality control inspector. Basics of total quality managements and statistical control will also be discussed.

Phase 211

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 60 Total Contact Hours
  • 30 Outside Prep Hours

Computer Applications and Decision Making

This course covers the fundamentals, components and operations of computers and computer systems. Included is an introduction to computer basics, computer components and operations, hardware configuration and software applications. Also covered are a demonstration and application of miscellaneous software relating to the industry. This course emphasizes the concept that service is produced and consumed simultaneously and addresses communications and active listening methods to ensure this transaction is profitable and positive. Includes servicing techniques in dealing with customers in a positive manner.

Phase 214

  • 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Total Contact Hours
  • 12 Outside Prep Hours

Basic College Mathematics

This course presents the fundamental concepts of a pre-algebra course. Students will be introduced to whole numbers, fractions and decimals, integers, order of operations, percents, signed numbers, measurements, geometry, probability, and basic algebra concepts.

BCM100

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 45 Lecture Hours
  • 45 Total Contact Hours
  • 112 Outside Prep Hours

English Composition

This course develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

ENG100

  • 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • 29.5 Lecture Hours
  • 29.5 Total Contact Hours
  • 100.5 Outside Prep Hours

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