Structural/Fabrication Welding (AAS)

Structural Welding Technology, AAS & Certificates

Prepares students for employment as an entry level welder/fabricator with an array of career opportunities within the industry. Topics include quality control, thermal cutting processes, Flux cored Arc welding with gas, Flux-cored Arc welding without gas, and using engine driven welding machines with portable semi-automatic wire feeders. Students will learn structural fabrication and introduction to steel erection through various projects. A typical graduate seeks employment in mining, steel fabrication, and steel erection industries.

Program Information

Central Arizona College is Arizona’s premier structural steel welding and fabrication training center. We offer two college certificates and a two-year Associates degree in Structural Welding Technology. During your time spent in the program, you will also have the opportunity to obtain industry welding certifications and industry training certifications through NCCER. The Structural Welding Degree prepares students for employment as a welder/fabricator with an array of career opportunities within the industry. Topics include Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, welding design and fabrication, detail drawing, and CAD skills. A typical graduate finds employment in mining, steel fabrication, steel erection, aerospace, manufacturing, and other industries.

We bring real-world scenarios with a working job-site environment to give full exposure to what the Structural Welding trade feels like. Students will weld on I-beams and H-columns as they would do in a structural fabrication shop; then erect those beams and columns as if they were on the job site. Our instructors are Certified Welding Inspectors, as well as Certified Welding Educators through the American Welding Society with years of welding industry experience to bring top of the line learning to our students.