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Welding Degree

Associate in Science Degree
To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College Compton Educational Center, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center. A notation of "Graduation with Honors" is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

Major Requirements:

Day Program:

24 units from:

Welding 1 Introduction to Welding Process

 (8 units)

Welding 2abc
(Can be taken up to 3 times)
Basic Welding Technology

 (8 units)

Evening Program:

Complete a minimum of 24 units from:

Welding 21 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

 (3 units)

Welding 23abc
(Can be taken up to 3 times)
Arc Welding Certification

 (3 units)

Welding 40abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

 (3 units)

Welding 45abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Structural Fabrication and Blue Print Reading

 (3 units)

Recommended Electives:

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5 Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

 (3 units)

Machine Tool Technology 16ab
(Can be taken up to 2 times)
General Metals

 (3 units)

Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students 

 (3 units)

English A
or qualifying score for
English 1A on the English Placement Test
Writing the College Essay

 (3 units)

Total Units: 24-27

Courses not available at the Compton Center may be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact Shanta Pittman (310) 900-1600 x 2779.



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1111 E. Artesia Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
Tel: (310) 900-1600
 Last Updated On: 7/21/15