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Welding Technology Degree

Our 15 ½ -month welding degree program includes the completion of our Professional Welder Program coursework in preparation for more in-depth welding studies, such as Non-destructive Testing Techniques, metallurgy, codes, welding inspector quality control and assurance. Not only will you be fully trained as an entry level Professional Welder, you’ll also be trained to take your welding career even further into leadership and educational opportunities! Best of all, you can complete this training in just over one year.

After successfully completing the TWS Professional Welder program, take your welding career to the next level by continuing your education in the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology Degree program at TWS Tulsa.

Program Overview at TWS Tulsa:

  • A welding degree can be completed in just over 15 months and includes the TWS Professional Welder program
  • Features nondestructive testing techniques
  • Is available at the Tulsa, Oklahoma campus only
  • Allows you to train for a career as a Welding Quality Assurance/Quality Control Welding Inspector

AOS Welding Technology Degree Program Intro Video

Program Courses

Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete the Professional Welder Program prior to starting the Associate of Occupational Studies Program. All phase courses may be taken in any sequence except Applied Math & Symbols. It must be taken as the first phase course.

Applied Math and Symbols

1 Credit Hour

Math used for weld testing and inspection processes. Symbols on welding drawings and acronyms used for identification and organizations. Course taken initially by all students who start the second academic year.

Radiographic Testing Radiation Safety

4 Credit Hours

Theory and applications for the use of radiographic testing. Safety requirements for radiation environments.

Codes & Specifications Radiographic Film Interpretation

3 Credit Hours

Coverage and application of codes and specifications from various professional societies, institutes, and associations that issue standards for metal fabrication. Lab activities associated with utilization of these standards and radiographic film interpretation.

Basic Metallurgy & Destructive Testing

3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of metal structure and properties. Testing through destructive methods of cutting weld straps and checking tensile strength as well as any defects. Lab focus is on destructive testing applications.

Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Testing

3 Credit Hours

Methods of PT testing to detect surface defects on non-porous solid material. Penetrant techniques, safety, and environmental considerations. Magnetic particle test method and its value for inspecting ferromagnetic materials. Wet fluorescent magnetic particle testing method is included. Lab applications reinforce associated theory.

Ultrasonic Testing

3 Credit Hours

Acoustic relationships and physical principles associated with ultrasonic testing techniques. Lab applications reinforce the theory supporting this important process.

Visual & Leak Testing

3 Credit Hours

Presentation of the oldest and most widely used method of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) which is visual inspection of welds and other specifications. Leak testing procedures according to ANSI and ASME specifications. Lab provides practice on these NDT competencies.

Communications & Records

4 Credit Hours

Techniques and approaches to effectively communicate with various personalities in the workplace. Documentation of inspection results, filing systems, and maintenance of activity reports.

Drawings & Fabrication Processes

3 Credit Hours

Analysis of fabrication drawings, bill of materials, product dimensional tolerance standards, and specified fabrication processes. Lab activities reinforce lecture information.

Eddy Current Testing

3 Credit Hours

NDT theory and techniques of eddy current testing processes. Lab assignments implement these various testing methods.

Quality Management Techniques

4 Credit Hours

Roles of the welding inspector quality assurance/quality control. Basics of total quality management and statistical control.

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Associate of Occurpational Studies Program


Ready to Enroll?

Take the next step toward an exciting welding career.
The TWS team is here to help you through every step of the process.

This welding training program is available at one campus location:

Our TWS Tulsa, Oklahoma campus.


For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program, and other important program information, please see our Gainful Employment Disclosure.