The UAS Welding Program offers state-of-the-art equipment and safety. The program prepares students for steady, high paying jobs in a variety of industries that utilize welders.
Skilled, certified welders can find work on construction sites, in petroleum-related industries and in many jobs where heavy equipment is used. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts strong growth in employment and job openings for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers, estimating that between 2012 and 2022 employment will increase by approximately 18%.
Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.
Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.
Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||18|
|WELD||S160||Welding Orientations Lab||3|
|WELD||S161||Welding Preparations, Quality, and Oxyfuel Cutting||3|
|WELD||S162||Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basics||3|
|WELD||S163||Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove Welds||3|
|WELD||S260||Introduction to Advanced Welding Techniques||3|
|WELD||S263||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||3|
UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.