The associate in applied science degree in industrial welding technology provides the student with sufficient skills in electric arc and gas welding procedures for entry employment in these occupations. Students completing the associate degree program will have sufficient background in mathematics, communications, blueprint reading, and layout to interpret engineers’ plans and instructions and to work as a supporting technician with minimum orientation. While a certificate of technology with an emphasis in welding technology will prepare the student to be an effective employee, the associate in applied science degree provides the necessary educational background for advancing in positions of even greater responsibility in the industry. 


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Course of Study for Associate in Applied Science Degree – Industrial Welding Technology

Required Tools for all classes

  • Welding Hood with shade 10 or darker lens or auto-darkening lens.
  • Welding Cap
  • Welding Gloves
  • Safety Glasses or Goggles or Face Shield
  • Cutting Goggles or Face Shield
  • Spark striker
  • Chipping hammer
  • Hand wire brush
  • Combination Square
  • Welding Shirt or Jacket
  • Notebook & Pen/Pencils

**You are encouraged to buy the following optional supplies***.

  • Welding Leather sleeves
  • 25 foot tape measure
  • 2nd pair of Welding Gloves


James Mosman
Industrial Technology Dept. Chair
Office: Sedate Hall (SH) 145A
Phone: 432-335-6474
E-mail: jmosman@odessa.edu

Jim Burnett
Associate Professor - Welding Technology
Office: Sedate Hall (SH) 157 
Phone: 432-335-6484
Cell: 325-647-6033

E-mail: jburnett@odessa.edu

Garry Henry
Office: Sedate Hall (SH) 156
Phone: 432-335-6479
Cell: 432-202-2741
E-mail: gmhenry@odessa.edu

Syed Muhammed Naqvi
Associate Professor – Welding Technology
Office: Sedate Hall (SH) 145A
Phone: 432-335-6306