Program Overview

Get the intensive, hands-on training you need to begin a career in welding through New England Institute of Technology’s Welding Engineering Technology associate degree program. You will not only hone your welding and pipe welding skills, but you’ll also learn about CAD, building design, how to read blueprints and other theory and best practices preparing you for a variety of jobs.

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Full Description

New England Institute of Technology is one of the few elite technical colleges in the United States to offer a Welding Engineering associate degree program. You will enjoy a blended curriculum of hands-on training and welding engineering principles. The program provides intensive training in oxy-acetylene and air carbon arc cutting, brazing, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. In addition to welding and pipefitting, you will also take courses in industrial OSHA safety procedures and policy, metallurgy, structural design, blueprint reading, computer-aided design and drafting (CAD), nondestructive testing, precision measurement and robotic welding. Internships are available to qualified students.
The curriculum has been approved by the American Welding Society to offer students SENSE certification (Level One). Students also have the opportunity to achieve Six Sigma (Yellow Belt) quality certification, National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) certifications, and Solid Works certifications.

Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program are prepared for several types of industry positions including welding engineering technician, production welder, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, CAD designer, CAD technician, welding industry salesman, and materials testing technician.



Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

Program Mission

The New England Institute of Technology’s Associate in Science in Welding Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare an educated entry-level welding technician with the ability to apply theory and best practices in design, welding, and fabrication.

Program Goals

Graduates from the Associate in Science Degree in Welding Engineering Technology:

  1. Will have gained the knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and hands-on skills to succeed in a career in the manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of welded structures and products.
  2. Will be able to employ communication and teamwork skills to effectively bridge the gap between professional engineers and skilled production workers.
  3. Will be able to apply knowledge and a propensity for learning to continuously develop new skills and to learn about new areas needed for long-term career development, including science, engineering, and technology knowledge and communication and teamwork skills.
  4. Will achieve professional employment within the broad field of welding technology or related disciplines.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their degree, graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology degree program will be able to:

  1. Apply welding theory and best practices to the analysis, design, fabrication and testing of welded metal structures and products.
  2. Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
  3. Apply creativity to the design of welded metal structures and products.
  4. Identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  5. Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  6. Be competent in the use of the computer as a design, problem-solving and communications tool.

Courses Offered

For the latest listing of courses offered, please review our University Catalog here.