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Welding Courses

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WELD 109     BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS     (3 credits)
Introduces the student to structural steel, piping, and mechanical blueprint reading. Hand sketching of orthographic and isometric drawings are taught along with weld symbols.

WELD 110     INTRODUCTION TO WELDING LAB     (1-3 credits)
Beginning instruction on skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OFC-a), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various thickness of steel, with a strong emphasis on safety and use of welding and cutting equipment.

WELD 118    Testing OA in Welding, Brazing, Cutting     (2 credits)
This course provides the lab to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welding using the oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting processes on mild steel.

WELD 120     INTRODUCTION TO WIRE FEED PROCESS LAB     (1-3)
Continuing instruction of skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OFC-A), and Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various thicknesses of steel. Students are introduced to GMAW and FCAW.

WELD 121     WELDING THEORY AND SAFETY FOR SEMI_AUTOMATIC PROCESSES     (2 credits)
Prerequisite: WELD 151 & 153, Corequisite: WELD 122. Teachers students the basic knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) shielded and self-shielded, and GMAW-Pulsed. Equipment needs, setup, joint design, filler metals, shielding gases. Welding techniques and safety will be taught.

WELD 122     WIRE FEED AND WELDING CERTIFICATION LAB     (6 credits)
Continuation of WELD 153 with the introduction of semi-automatic wire feed processes. This course leads to AWS and ASME certification of plate (all positions) with SMAW and FCAW.

WELD 130     Advanced Testing in OA Welding, Brazing, Cutting     (2 credits)
This course provides the advanced lab to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welding using the oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting processes on mild steel.

WELD 131     LAYOUT AND PATTERN MAKING BASICS     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Welding 109. Corequisite: Welding 213. Students will learn practical layout and fitting skills used in industrial welding and fabrication shops. Employs simple layout, parallel line development, radial line development, and triangulation for pattern development.

WELD 135     Welding Principles     (2 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds on mild steel plate using the gas metal and flux cored arc welding process in all positions.

WELD 140     Methods in GMA & FCA Welding     (2 credits)
This course provides the lab to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds on mild steel plate using the gas metal and flux cored arc welding process in all positions.

WELD 145     Advanced Methods in GMA & FCA Welding     (2 credits)
This course provides the advanced lab to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds on mild steel plate using the gas metal and flux cored arc welding process in all positions.

WELD 150     Methods in GTA & PA Welding     (2 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds using the gas tungsten and plasma arc cutting process on mild steel plate in all positions.

WELD 151     WELDING TECHNOLOGY, THEORY and SAFETY     (3 credits)
A course introducing the processes of Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Safety for the estudent and safe welding practices are emphasized. Welding and cutting equipment, selection of welding supplies, and metals used in industry are introduced. Welding symbols and their interpretations are stressed.

WELD 153     SMAW WELDING LAB     (6 credits)
Must be taking, or have taken WELD 151. Beginning instructions on skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OFC-A), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various thicknesses of steel, with strong emphasis on safely handling welding and cutting equipment. Also covered are general safety, welding supplies, and equipment maintenance. out of position OAW, SMAW, and GMAW are introduced.

WELD 155     Blueprint Reading for Welders F&S     (3 credits)
This program concentrates on the understanding and use of technical blueprints. This includes basic lines, geometric construction, orthographic projection, isometric projection, oblique projection, pictorial drawings, and structural sizes.

WELD 160     Advanced Methods in GTA & PA Welding     (2 credits)
This lab provides the advanced technical training to develop  manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds on mild steel plate using the gas tungsten process in all positions according to the American Welding Society Standards and the plasma cutting process.

WELD 165     Blueprint Symbols for Welding F&S     (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of WELD 155, and introduces the American Welding Society standardized welding symbols used on blueprints. Actual prints from industry are used during this course. Prerequisite: Welding 155.

WELD 170     Arc Welding Operations     (2 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, on thin and medium thickness mild steel, using single and multi pass welds with the E60 series electrodes.

WELD 173     Methods in Arc Welding Operations     (4 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the testing skills necessary to produce high quality welds on mild steel plate in all positions using the shielded metal arc welding process according to the American Welding Society Standards.

WELD 180     Shielded Metal Arc Welding     (2 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality welds using the shielded metal arc welding process on thin and medium thickness mild steel plates in all positions using the E70 series electrodes.

WELD 183     Testing in Shielded Metal Arc Welding     (4 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the testing skills necessary to produce high quality welds using the shielded metal arc welding process on mild steel plate in all positions with E70 series electrodes according to the American Welding Society Standards.

WELD 187     Types of Non-Destructive Testing     (3 credits)
This course studies non-destructive tests such as: magnetic particle, eddy current, visual, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, and radiographic.

WELD 209     PIPE AND PIPE LAYOUT     (6 credits)
Prerequisite: WELD 109. Corequisite: WELD 210. Pipe and pipe layout is a combination lecture /lab. The class is for second year welding students. It will give them and introduction to pipe layout, fitting, and welding. Student will practice basic pipe welding techniques for 1G rolled position, 2G, 5G and 6G fixed position using 6010 and 7018 electrodes. GTAW could also be introduced. Student will be taught to ASME SEC IX and API 1104 standards.

WELD 210     Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding      (3 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality groove welds on four-inch diameter schedule 40 steel pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions. Department approval required.

WELD 213     METAL FABRICATION LAB     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: WELD 109. Corequisite: Welding 131. Introduces metal fabrication procedures and safe operation of fabrication equipment, including shears, press-brakes, iron workers, punches drill presses, chop saws and plasma cutters. Common terminology, fabrication theory, material use and construction ad equipment safety are taught.

WELD 214     GTAW LAB & LECTURE     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Weld 121 & 122. GTAW course covers welding techniques, applications, equipment setup, and procedures for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Quality and safety stressed.

WELD 215     Testing in Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding     (3 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the manual skills necessary to produce high quality groove welds on pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using the gas tungsten arc welding process. All testing is in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineer Standards. Department approval required.

WELD 220     Shielded Metal Arc Pipe Welding     (3 credits)
This course provides the necessary training to make high quality groove welds on open root mild steel pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using the shielded metal arc open root process. Department approval required.

WELD 225     Testing in Shielded Metal Arc Pipe Welding     (3 credits)
This course provides the training to develop the testing skills necessary to produce high quality groove welds on pipe in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using the American Society Mechanical Engineer Standards. Department approval required.