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Welding and Fabrication Technology with Engineering-Welding Option I Transfer

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This program is designed to provide students training and experience in welding and inspection technology as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy, structural construction, and nondestructive testing.  Students are provided education in AWS welding standards, and SMAW and FCAW processes.  Further, it provides freshman and sophomore level classes to prepare students who wish to transfer to a program in welding engineering.  Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe and demonstrate safe use of each type of welding equipment;
  • Select and demonstrate various joining processes;
  • Read and interpret welding blueprints using a systemic process;
  • Estimate type, quantity, cost, and weight of a welded fabrication from blueprint information;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in SMAW and FCAW processes; and
  • Demonstrate techniques and devices for minimizing part distortion during welding.

Associate of Science Degree with Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana Tech of Montana State University - Bozeman:

First Year

Second Year

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 18

Third Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 19

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 19

Total Credits: 110

1 Students who complete these courses are eligible to earn a Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS .

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or an advisor.

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                              Program Advisor                         
Will Richards Effat Rady, Ph.D. Sam Brown
OT 204 RH 110 OT 120A
(406) 756-4862 (406) 756-3375 (406) 756-4412

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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