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Coordinator: McKeehan, John M
Office: Industrial Technical Center 1, Room 106
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8951
Welding Technology

The welding industry governs various metal joining processes. It is the most common method for permanently joining the sections necessary for building and maintaining petrochemical industry units, pipeline, marine vessels, bridge structures, and many other industrial components.

The student is instructed in the safe and efficient techniques used in modern welding applications. Students’ skills and knowledge are regularly tested with methods common to industry in order to determine operator and procedure quality. Welding test qualification assistance is included.

The Welding Technology program that is offered by the Institute of Technology is designed to prepare the student for a career in the areas of industrial and construction welding, either as a competent welding or in a position which requires knowledge of welding, welding equipment, or supplies.

Upon successful completion of the respective programs of study, the student will be awarded a Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science degree. Job placement assistance is available through the Institute Placement Office.

Lamar InstitLamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course in their first semester. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all cources in the degree plan.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3 : 3 : 0
PSYC 2301General Psychology3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
 or 
PSYC 2301General Psychology3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
HYDR 1301Rigging and Conveying Systems3 : 2 : 2
TECM 1349Technical Math Applications3 : 3 : 0
WLDG 1323Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment3 : 3 : 0
WLDG 1327Welding Codes3 : 3 : 0
WLDG 1337Introduction to Welding Metallurgy3 : 3 : 0
WLDG 1417Introduction to Layout and Fabrication4 : 4 : 0
WLDG 1428Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4 : 2 : 8
WLDG 1434Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding4 : 4 : 0
WLDG 2406Intermediate Pipe Welding4 : 2 : 8
WLDG 2413Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes4 : 2 : 8
WLDG 2443Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4 : 2 : 8
WLDG 2447Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)4 : 2 : 8
WLDG 2453Advanced Pipe Welding4 : 2 : 8
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours65 : 52 : 50


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