Welding: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Welding Technology/Welder. 480508


Location: PCC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ


A. Course Objective
Description: Learn various welding and pipe fabrication techniques, also blueprint reading and estimating for welding projects.

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology AAS Degree program, the learner will be able to:

• Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self, others and the environment
• Successfully perform welding operations using appropriate processes on various metals and in various situations
• Interpret blueprints and verbal orders, including weld symbols in order to fabricate using tools of the welding trade
• Perform quality welds and cuts to industry standards
• Demonstrate skills that meet or exceed industry certifications, such as American Welding Society (AWS) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Petroleum Institute (API)

B. Total Cost of Program $10,547.50 (include all costs to student including testing, licensure) Student required to pay Differential In-State tuition costs (See Paying for School, Costs, Differential Tuition, Pay A)

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact: 520-206-7240

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Welders Helmet, Goggles, Steel Toed Boots, Gloves, Fire Resistant Welders Cape/Apron, Ear Plugs

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Fingerprinting and criminal background information may be a part of many state and federal licensing and certification processes.
• Other requirements needed: Students must meet prerequisite standards before taking GTM 105 and GTW 101. If you are not prepared for these courses based on placement results you will need to take courses to build your skills prior to taking them. The sequence of courses follows.
Math: ICS 081 or MAT 089 through Mod 15 GTM 105Writing: ICS 079 (with a B or better) GTW 101

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
Student Grievance Policy:

I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes: D1.1 Welder Qualification, ASME IX Pipe Qualification, API Pipe Qualification

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See an advisor for details

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: The courses in this award are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but not by a separate accrediting agency.
Accrediting Agency and link to website:

J. Credential Attainment Rate: 90% of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College-Downtown Campus,Tucson, AZ

Local WIB


Type of Attainment:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Name of Credential

Welding Associate of Applied Science Degree

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$577.50 Books

Testing/Exam Fees

$250.00 Professional License, Certificate, or First Professional Credential

In-State/District Tuition

$8,602.50 In State-Differential A Tuition

Other Fees

$480.00 Course Fees, Course Access Materials

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$21,290.00 Out of State-Differential A Tuition

Registration Fee

$60.00 Ea Sem $15

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$577.50 Helmet, Gloves, Boots, Apron, Course Materials & Equipment

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-4122.00Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$14.51 per hour
Required Certification: high school diploma or equivalent; some college
47-2211.00Sheet Metal Workers
$17.05 per hour
Required Certification: high school diploma or equivalent; some college
51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$18.58 per hour
Required Certification: high school diploma or equivalent; some college

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 10, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Jul 15, 2024

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