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WELD-100A

Welding Theory

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to the problems associated with heating and cooling metals and the properties of various metals used in the welding process. Students will gain a working knowledge of fabrication techniques and manufacturing processes used in welding. Characteristics of the traditional welding, and bonding agents used in welding, will be provided to give students a background on metal identification, metallurgical behaviors, and the determination of weldability of ferrous and nonferrous metals. This is part one of a three-part class totaling 6 credits. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Corequisites: WELD-100A WELD-111 WELD-120 WELD-165L

WELD-100B

Welding Theory

Credit(s): 2

This course is a continuation of WELD 100A. This is part two of a three-part class totaling 6 credits. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Corequisites: WELD-130 WELD-170L WELD-175L WELD-180L WELD-195L

WELD-101

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Theory

Credit(s): 2

Shielded Metal Arc Welding will focus on in-depth theoretical practical experiences and structured practical exercises as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. This course provides instruction and practical theory exercises on the basic skills needed to weld with mild steel electrodes. Students will weld concepts relating to common joints found in industry. Arc welding theory, equipment set-up, polarities, and the metallurgy associated with SMAW are covered. Students will learn procedures pertaining to welding mild steel plate in all four positions. Lecture: 2 hours per week

WELD-102

Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab

Credit(s): 2

The Flux Cored Arc Welding Lab course will focus on in-depth practical experiences and structured practical exercises in Flux Cored Arc Welding and focus on the American Welding Society's Entry Level Welder qualification requirements. The course will also emphasize practices and applications as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. This course provides instruction and practice on the basic to intermediate skills needed to weld with mild steel electrodes. Students will weld using common joints found in related industries Arc welding theory, equipment set-up, polarities, and the metallurgy associated with FCAW are covered. Students will weld on mild steel in all four positions. Students will be expected to gain competency in FCAW applications on mild steel. AWS and ASME standards will apply for welds on tee, lap, corner, and butt and corner joints. Lab: 4 hours per week

WELD-103

Flux Cored Arc Welding Theory

Credit(s): 2

The Flux Cored Arc Welding theory course will focus on in-depth practical experiences and structured practical exercises in Flux Cored Arc Welding focusing on the American Welding Society's Entry Level Welder qualification requirements. The course will also emphasize practices and applications as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. This course provides instruction on the basic to intermediate skills needed to weld with mild steel electrodes. Students will learn about common joints found in related industries. Arc welding theory, equipment set-up, polarities, and the metallurgy associated with FCAW are covered. Students will learn about weld procedures on mild steel in all four positions. Lecture: 2 hours per week

WELD-104

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab

Credit(s): 2

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab course contains laboratory assignments and exercises focused on in-depth practical experiences and structured practical exercises in Shielded Metal Arc Welding as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. There are no pre or co-requisites required for enrollment in this course. Lab: 4 hours per week

WELD-108L

Diesel Welding Lab

Credit(s): 1

This course is part of the Diesel Technology program only. It is designed to provide the student with welding skills required by the diesel mechanic industry.

WELD-109L

Diesel Welding Lab

Credit(s): 1

This course is part of the Diesel Technology program only. It is designed to provide students with welding skills required by the diesel mechanic industry. Prior completion of WELD 108L is required. Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-108L with a minimum grade of C-.

WELD-111

Safety Applications and Practice

Credit(s): 1

This course provides students with required safety practices, operation, and maintenance of welding tools and equipment including OSHA practices and laboratory procedures. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Corequisites: WELD-100A WELD-111 WELD-120 WELD-165L

WELD-120

Blueprint Reading

Credit(s): 3

This course covers basic blueprint reading techniques including drawing and layout work with emphasis on welding terminology and symbols. Students will learn methods of dimensioning drawings and will use AWS adopted standards for welding symbols. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Corequisites: WELD-100A WELD-111 WELD-165L

WELD-130

Adv. Blueprint Reading

Credit(s): 2

This course covers basic blueprint reading techniques including drawing and layout work with emphasis on welding terminology and symbols. Students will learn methods of dimensioning drawings and will use AWS adopted standards for welding symbols. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Corequisites: WELD-100B WELD-170L WELD-175L WELD-180L WELD-195L

WELD-131

Advanced Blueprint Reading

Credit(s): 3

Students will interpret drawings and develop material lists, sketch or draw components for layout, and calculate material costs from blueprints. Specific applications for steel, pipe, or other welding projects will be directed to meet student and community needs. AWS adopted standards for welding symbols will be the primary reference for blueprint interpretation. Lecture: 3 hours per week

WELD-140

Auto Collision Repair Welding

Credit(s): 2

This course is part of the Auto Collision Repair Technology program. It prepares repair technicians to perform basic welding processes and techniques required by industry. Students will gain skills in several welding processes including oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, plasma arc cutting of steel and aluminum, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal welding. Students will learn proper safety in operating welding and cutting equipment. Students may obtain the I-CAR Welder Certificate. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week

WELD-181L

Welding Lab I

Credit(s): 5

This course provides instruction and practice on the basic skills needed to weld with mild steel E7018 and E6010 electrodes using the shielded metal arc welding process. Students will weld using common joints found in related industries. Arc welding theory, equipment setup, and polarities with SMAW are covered. Students will weld on steel plate and other common materials using the proper welding techniques on butt, lap, tee, and corner joints in all four welding position. Students will also become proficient in advanced welding techniques of open-root welding on plate and other common metals and materials. AWS certification testing conditions will prevail on completion of this course.
Corequisites: WELD-100A WELD-111 WELD-120 WELD-197L

WELD-182L

Welding Lab II

Credit(s): 5

Students will be expected to gain competency in FCAW and GMAW application on ferrous steel plate in the flat, horizontal, vertical, up, and overhead welding position. Students will weld on steel plate and other common materials using the proper welding techniques on butt, lap, tee, and corner joints in all four welding position. This course will also introduce students to the methods of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Instruction and practice will be focused on the use of metallic and non-metallic metals using inert gas welding with and without filler wire. Welding will be done on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process. AWS standards will apply for welds on butt, tee, lap, and corner joints. AWS D1.1 structural bend test standards will also apply.
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-100A, WELD-111, WELD-120, WELD-181L, and WELD-197L with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.
Corequisites: WELD-100B WELD-131

WELD-185L

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Credit(s): 4

This course will introduce students to the methods and theory of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Instruction and practice on use of Metallic and Non metallic metals using inert gas welding with filler wire and without fill wire. Welding steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate in all 4 positions will be the major components of this course. Lab: 120 hours a week for 8 weeks

WELD-195L

Carbon Arc Cutting/Plasma Arc Cutting

Credit(s): 1

This course includes instruction in the techniques of cutting using manual and machine processes and equipment. Students will practice using manual and machine methods on ferrous and nonferrous metals for both carbon and plasma arc cutting assignments. Lab: 16 hours per week
Corequisites: WELD-100B WELD-130 WELD-170L WELD-175L WELD-180L

WELD-225

Advanced Welding Theory

Credit(s): 3

This course is a continuation of WELD-100A. This course will also emphasize ASME and AWS welding test procedures in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. Students will also be exposed to Plasma Cam operations. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-100A, WELD-100B, WELD-111, WELD-120, WELD-131, WELD-181L, WELD-182L and WELD-197L with a minimum grade of C- or with instructor permission.
Corequisites: WELD-281L WELD-226

WELD-226

Layout/Mechanical Drawing

Credit(s): 2

This course will introduce students to the concepts and techniques of mechanical drawing. It will cover basic line drawings, use of mechanical drawing equipment, isometric and orthographic projections, and geometric drawings. Students will prepare geometrical drawings and draw layouts. This course will also enable students to perform layout of structural steel using fabricating practices. Students will be able to determine elevations of structures and how to construct using calculating equipment including transits, scientific calculators, and various squaring and leveling tools. The student will also be able to calculate the layout of pipe including figuring offsets, runs, and travel distances. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-100A, WELD-100B, WELD-111, WELD-120, WELD-131, WELD-181L, WELD-182L and WELD-197L with a minimum grade of C- or with instructor permission.
Corequisites: WELD-225 WELD-281L

WELD-227

Advanced Welding Theory II

Credit(s): 2

This course is a continuation of WELD 225 and includes further discussion on the problems associated with heating and cooling metals and the properties of a variety of metals used in the welding process. Students will gain a working knowledge of fabrication techniques and manufacturing processes of the metals used in welding. Characteristics of the traditional welding and bonding agents used in welding will be provided to give students a background on metal identification, metallurgical behaviors, and the determination of weldability of ferrous and nonferrous metals. This course will also teach students basic GTAW methods and theory on this gauge meld steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in all positions using both direct and alternating current. Equipment setup and adjustment will be emphasized to match with welding applications. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-100A, WELD-100B, WELD-111, WELD-120, WELD-131, WELD-181L, WELD-182L, WELD-197L, WELD-225, WELD-226, and WELD-281L with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.
Corequisites: WELD-291L WELD-228

WELD-228

Advanced Mechanical Drawing

Credit(s): 3

This course covers detail drawings related to the welding industry. Proper dimensioning and tolerances, use of sectioning techniques, isometrics and oblique drawings, including pip welding symbols and bill of materials will be covered as well. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete WELD-100A, WELD-100B, WELD-111, WELD-120, WELD-131, WELD-181L, WELD-182L, WELD-197L, WELD-225, WELD-226, and WELD-281L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: WELD-291L WELD-227

WELD-281L

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit(s): 7

This course covers the advanced applications of SMAW and will include small diameter thin wall pipe and tubing in all positions. Additional instruction will cover high-pressure pipe welding using #6010 on root pass, #7018 fill, and over passes. Qualification in various pipe fitter levels may be offered. Lab: 14 hours per week

WELD-291L

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Lab

Credit(s): 6

This course covers the advanced applications of GTAW and will include small diameter thin wall pipe and tubing in all positions. Additional instruction will cover high-pressure pipe welding using GTAW on root pass, E7018 fill, and cover passes. AWS certification in various pipe-fitting levels may be offered. Lab: 12 hours per week