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Welding Occupational Endorsement

Begin your path to a career in welding with our General Welding Occupational Endorsement from the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus. You will gain materials preparation skills, a variety of welding techniques, and the ability to assess your quality of work. This training program introduces oxyfuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. The classes also provide you with the opportunity to develop advanced techniques for becoming a welding technician.

All welding courses are held in a state-of-the art welding lab on the UAS Sitka Campus.

Instructors combine classroom lecture and study materials with plenty of hands on opportunities for building your skills and experience in a variety of welding techniques.

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.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
WELDS160Welding Orientations Lab3
WELDS161Welding Preparations, Quality, and Oxyfuel Cutting3
WELDS162Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basics3
WELDS163Shielded Metal Arc Welding Groove Welds3
WELDS260Introduction to Advanced Welding Techniques3
WELDS263Gas Tungsten Arc Welding3

Entry into this occupational endorsement program does not require the completion of a high school diploma or GED.

For detailed information on specific requirements for this program, please refer to the most current UAS academic catalog.


Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska

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