The Technology Studies–Advanced Manufacturing Welding Technology Option provides a solid comprehensive knowledge of welding principles as applied to modern manufacturing processes and applications.

Completion of this program with an average grade “C” or higher provides for automatic continuation at CSCU Universities’ School of Technology, University of Hartford, and Fairfield University where the student can earn a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology, industrial technology, or technology education.

GPA 2.0 required

Manufacturing Welding Technology Fundamentals Certificate

Semester I
Number Title Credits
MFG* 128 Blueprint Reading for Welders 3
MFG* 149 Introduction to Metal Fabrication 3
MFG* 157 Welding I 3
MFG* 257 Welding II 3
MFG* 267 Metallurgy 3
Semester II
Number Title Credits
MFG* 105 Manufacturing Math II 3
MFG* 265 Welding III 3
MFG* 266 Welding IV 3
MFG* 270 Welding Automation & Other Welding Processes 3
MFG* 273 Welding Codes, Testing, and Certifications 3
Major Requirements:
General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
CHE 111 Concepts of Chemistry 4
COM 173 Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 167 Principles of Statistics 3
PHY 110 Introductory Physics 4
MAT 186 Precalculus 4
Fine Arts Elective 3-4
Humanities and/or Language Elective I and II 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Open Elective 3
General Education:
Total Credits Required for the Degree
Additional Coursework for All Students (credit-free)
Career Awareness Metrology for Welders
CNC Programming Welding Fundamentals
Intro to Solidworks Welding Lab
Math I Welding Lab w/Fabrication

Additional Features for qualified Students: Scholarships, Internships, Apprenticeship, Financial Aid

+ Prerequisite required

This Associate Degree provides detailed knowledge of welding principles as applied to modern manufacturing processes and applications. It will provide the student requisite advanced skills necessary to welding in today’s technological environment. Students will be able to demonstrate and apply basic metallurgy principles and guidelines in industrial applications and will understand advanced theory and show manual dexterity/competence in performing code acceptable weldments on various metals.

The objective of the Associate Degree program is to provide our students higher level welding technical skills; to function safely in a welding environment; to apply successfully metal fabrication layouts and blueprints; and to demonstrate manual & automated welding & metal fabrication equipment skills.

Career Opportunities for Welders: Construction, Pipe, Bridge, Aerospace, Repair & Maintenance, Manufacturing Welding , CNC Plasma cutting, and Robotic Laser Welding.

Overall job prospects will vary with the graduate’s skill level.  Job prospects are good for welders trained in the latest technologies provided by this Associate Degree program.  The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed.  Job prospects are good for welders trained in the latest technologies.

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Paul Felici 860.253.3189