Apr 20, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Welding Technology, Associate of Applied Science

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)


Students will study hands-on Welding Technology, which includes blueprint reading, mathematics, metallurgy and other general course work. Classes include classroom and lab time. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for entry level employment in a variety of industrial careers.

Educational Option Information

This program can be started:

  • Any term. First, Second and Third term classes are offered every term.  The first three terms have 300 contact hours of lab classes plus various lecture classes in blueprint reading welding math and metallurgy.

Primary course location:

  • All welding classes are taught on Main Campus.

Are there any physical requirements?

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs., work in a variety of surroundings and conditions.

Cost and Financial Aid

  • This is a financial aid eligible program.
  • Scholarships available from American Society of Welding (AWS) and Albuquerque Foundation.

What is the approximate cost of this educational option?

Tuition: See table of Tuition and Fees

Books: ~$300 - $400

Fees: $650

Tools: The cost of tools is included in Fees.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

The CNM Metals Technology, Associate of Applied Science Welding Concentration coursework may be transferable to a 4-year degree program. CNM currently has transfer agreements with a number of universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Opportunities in Welding

Employment prospects for graduates with associate  degrees in welding are generally good. Available jobs include construction, energy and manufacturing. This degree prepares graduates for career advancement and increased earning potential.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Applied Science in Metals Technology, Welding Concentration 63-64 credit hours

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