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AAS Degree Welding
Department of Welding Engineering Technology

Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive - SWN 108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511
Email: weldingdepartment@ferris.edu

Why Choose an Associates Degree
in Welding Technology?

Established in 1955, the AAS Welding Technology program produces welding technicians and prepares students for admission into the bachelor of science program in Welding Engineering Technology. Associates degree welding technology students receive hands-on laboratory experience in welding processes, metallurgy, mechanical testing, inspection and fabrication of weldments. AAS degree welding technology graduates become technicians involved in testing and improving welding processes, procedures and equipment. Graduates of the associates degree welding technology program hold job titles as welding technicians, welding supervisors, inspectors and sales representatives.

Ferris State provides several college welding instructional areas including laboratories dedicated to inspection, mechanical testing, robotics, laser processing, resistance welding and material preparation/fabrication. In addition to core aas welding classes, related welding courses include material science, computer aided design, electronics and machine tool disciplines that are required and are taught by faculty specialists in those departments.

Earn a 2 Year Degree in Welding Technology
And Enter a Great Profession

Due to the fact that welding is a basic element in the production of a vast array of items, jobs as welding technologists are abundant. The American Welding Society, an industry group, predicts that by 2010 demand for skilled welders may outstrip supply by about 200,000.

Welding technicians that have obtained an associates degree in welding technology can also select and maintain quality control procedures throughout the welding process, and perform destructive and non-destructive tests to ensure the quality and reliability of weldments.

The demand for skilled technicians with a welding aas degree will continue to grow as the use of automated systems in the metals fabrication industry increases. A wide variety of employment positions are found in the manufacturing and construction industries for college students that earn an associates degree in welding technology.

Welding Technology Degree

Welding Associates Degree
Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity, and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Among first-time students in our technical programs, such as the Associates Welding Technology requires that the average high school GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT composite score is 20.

Admission to the Associates Degree Welding Technology program is open to high school graduates who meet the College of Engineering Technology admission requirements, as well as non-graduates who demonstrate by other means that their backgrounds are appropriate to their chosen programs. No prior welding education or experience is required to enroll in the 2 year Welding Technology program. An ACT math sub score of 19 and English sub score of 14 are the minimum requirements to enroll in the technology course sequence. All aas welding associates degree students are expected to demonstrate maturity and seriousness of purpose to meet their academic goals.

Associates in Welding
Graduation Requirements

The AAS Associates Welding Technology Program at Ferris leads to an associate degree in applied science. Graduation in our welding associates program requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the welding major and overall. College students enrolled in the associates welding technology program must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the general education website.

More Information on Associates Welding
Technology at Ferris State University

AAS Degree Welding
Department of Welding Engineering Technology

Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive - SWN 108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511
Email: weldingdepartment@ferris.edu


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