The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the manufacturing, construction and energy industries as well as in the public sector. The range and depth of program courses prepare students to be job ready for employment in positions including: fabrication, welding, soldering, and brazing, as well as in sales, inspection, repair, supervision and management. 

Certification and Required Equipment

The American Welding Society Certification of Qualification exam is embedded in Lakeland's advanced welding courses. Successful completion of these exams results in the issuance of a portable industry recognized credential. The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, has designated Lakeland Community College as an "M Status" school as the Welding and Fabrication Technology program aligns with industry-recognized standards. Students successfully completing the AAS Degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology will be well positioned to advance their studies in a Bachelor of Science in Welding and Fabrication Technology program.

Equipment required on the first day of technical welding classes: long pants; welding helmet (shade #10 or above); safety glasses; work gloves; welding jacket; leather work boots, preferably steel toe; 8" crescent wrench; soapstone and holder; tape measure; combination square, chipping hammer,  wire brush, tool bag, center punch, and 12oz ball peen hammer, and 4 1/2" grinder is optional.


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