Welding Fabrication & Inspection

Welding Fabrication & Inspection degree seeking students will receive a foundation of industry practices, welding theory, and knowledge of metal alloys and metallurgy processes. Graduates from the program will be competent in layout, fabrication, inspection, fitting, cutting and forming metals and determining electrodes/wire and filler metals required by industry.

Students will have the opportunity to learn techniques for certification testing, competent blueprint interpretation, and written procedures required by industry. Welders desiring to improve their position by upgrading their skills in specific welding processes or applications; or welders desiring instruction certification, fabrication, or inspection are encouraged to enroll in the program.

What will I learn?

You will learn fundamental writing, math, communication and human relations skills applicable to a successful career in welding.  You will receive training in the use of shop equipment and a variety of welding processes and joint designs including:

  • OAW – all position oxyacetylene welding, cutting and plasma cutting
  • SMAW – stick welding, all positions, plate and pipe
  • CAC – Carbon Arc Cutting
  • GMAW – all position wire feed welding
  • GTAW – all position TIG welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • FCAW – flux cored arc welding
  • SAW – submerged arc welding
  • Blueprint reading, fabrication and layout
  • Operation of shears, rolls, drills and brakes

How long will it take?

The AAS Welding Fabrication & Inspection degree is a four-semester program and requires a minimum of 66 credit hours.

Students who earn an AAS degree in Diesel Systems Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. Contact the University Center for current information. www.slcc.edu/universitypartnerships or call 801-957-4824.

How much will it cost?

Tuition and fees
Supplies & personal protective equipment - $300 - $450 (estimate)
Total Program/Course Fees - In addition to tuition and fees, students will pay a lab fee for welding labs. This fee is based on materials, consumables, and supplies required for the particular lab. Lab fees may vary due to individual abilities and material required by individual labs. Contact program faculty for more information on lab fees.

Contact Us

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building
Room 282
Tel: 801-957-4550

Tips for Students
  • Take ownership of your education
  • Meet with your academic advisor early to avoid the 'rush and long lines' and get more time in an advising session
  • Get to know SLCC's 'Academic Calendar' and 'MyPage'
  • Register as soon as you ar able