Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology

icon-clock Duration: 14 Months

icon-book Campus Availability: Tulsa, OK

Our 14 month AOS in Welding Technology degree program includes the completion of our Professional Welder Program coursework in preparation for more in-depth welding studies, such as Non-destructive Testing Techniques, metallurgy, codes, welding inspector quality control and assurance.

Not only will you be fully trained as an entry level Professional Welder, you’ll also be trained to take your welding career even further into leadership and educational opportunities! Best of all, you can complete this training in just over one year.

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Program Overview at TWS Tulsa

After successfully completing the TWS Professional Welder program, take your welding career to the next level by continuing your education in the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology Degree program at TWS Tulsa.

  • A welding degree can be completed in as little as 14 months and includes the TWS Professional Welder program
  • Features nondestructive testing techniques
  • Is available at the Tulsa, Oklahoma campus only
  • Allows you to train for a career as a Welding Quality Assurance/Quality Control Welding Inspector

Employment is Expected to Grow for Welding in the US to 439,200 Jobs by 2028!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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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.

Applied Math and Symbols

Math used for weld testing and inspection processes. Symbols on welding drawings and acronyms used for identification and organizations. Course taken initially by all students who start the second academic year. (This course is taken in tandem with other courses and does not add weeks to the total program length.)

Phase 201

  • 30 Contact Hours
  • 30 Lecture Hours
  • 1.5 Credit Hours

Radiographic Testing Radiation Safety

10 Outside Preparation Hours

Theory and applications for the use of radiographic testing. Safety requirements for radiation environments.

Phase 207

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

Codes & Specifications Radiographic Film Interpretation

30 Outside Preparation Hours

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

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

Basic Metallurgy & Destructive Testing

40 Outside Preparation Hours

Fundamentals of metal structure and properties. Testing 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

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Testing

10 Outside Preparation Hours

Methods of PT testing to detect surface defects on non-porous solid material. Penetrant techniques, safety, and environmental considerations. Magnetic particle test method and its value for inspecting ferromagnetic materials. Wet fluorescent magnetic particle testing method is included. Lab applications reinforce associated theory.

Phase 206

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

Ultrasonic Testing

40 Outside Preparation Hours

Acoustic relationships and physical principles associated with ultrasonic testing techniques. Lab applications reinforce the theory supporting this important process.

Phase 209

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

Visual & Leak Testing

40 Outside Preparation Hours

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

Phase 205

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

Communications & Records

0 Outside Preparation Hours

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

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

Drawings & Fabrication Processes

40 Outside Preparation Hours

Analysis of fabrication drawings, bill of materials, product dimensional tolerance standards, and specified fabrication processes. Lab activities reinforce lecture information.

Phase 204

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 55 Lecture Hours
  • 5 Lab Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

Eddy Current Testing

10 Outside Preparation Hours

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

Phase 208

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

Quality Management Techniques

30 Outside Preparation Hours

Roles of the welding inspector quality assurance/quality control. Basics of total quality management and statistical control.

Phase 211

  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours

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Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology Program School Calendar

TWS offers flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon, and evening courses.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

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Class Schedules

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

Alumni Testimonials

iEmployment is expected to grow for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers(514121) in the US to 439,200 through 2028 and in Oaklahoma to 10,460 through 2026 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm.