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WLDTR 111: WELDING BLUEPRINT READING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This is a course designed for welding blueprint reading for related job improvement. Drawings studied include views, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning, fasteners, material symbols, and working drawings. Problems which will enable students to apply information concerning commonly accepted welding standards will be assigned.

WLDTR 112: WELDING THEORY I

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in WLDTR 121 or departmental approval

This course is designed to acquaint the student with materials and equipment used in oxyacetylene and stick welding, heat effects and how to counteract them, safety hazards and their avoidance, the theory of oxyacetylene and stick welding, and techniques practiced in corresponding laboratory courses WLDTR 115 and WLDTR 121.

WLDTR 118: MAINTENANCE WELDING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 112, WLDTR 122, WLDTR 212, and WLDTR 225 with grades of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in WLDTR 226 or departmental approval.

This course is designed to instruct the student in the theory and practice of maintenance welding. Subjects discussed include equipment selection, filler metal selection, metallurgy preventative maintenance techniques to increase mean time between failures, and failure analysis. Laboratory practice will include instruction in stick, oxyacetylene, metal inert gas welding, tungsten inert gas welding, and low temperature joining.

WLDTR 119: WELDING PROCESSES

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course emphasizes welding procedures, techniques, and equipment currently used in industry. Consideration is given to welding equipment design and implementation, shielded metallic arc welding, metal inert gas welding, tungsten inert gas welding, resistance welding, hard-surfacing, metallizing, air arc gouging, automated welding and cutting, robot welding, and weldment design.

WLDTR 120: WELDING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course is designed to acquaint the student with common welding techniques and equipment used currently in trades and industry. Consideration is given to welding with arc and oxyacetylene in the various positions, hard surfacing, brazing, cutting, electrode selection, and metal identification. The student is expected to develop basic skills in general welding.

WLDTR 121: STICK WELDING I

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in WLDTR 112 or department approval

This course is the first in a series of stick welding courses. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of manual shielded metallic arc welding processes in the flat position to meet commercial quality standards.

WLDTR 122: STICK WELDING II

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in WLDTR 121 or department approval

This course is a continuation of WLDTR 121. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual shielded metallic arc welding process in horizontal position to meet commercial quality standards.

WLDTR 123: STICK WELDING III

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 122 with a "C" or better or department approval

This course is a continuation of WLDTR 122. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual shielded metallic arc welding process in vertical position to meet commercial quality standards.

WLDTR 124: STICK WELDING IV

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 122 with a "C" or better or department approval.

This course is a continuation of WLDTR 123 Stick Welding III. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual shielded metallic arc welding process in overhead position to meet commercial quality standards.

WLDTR 150: WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course introduces students to specific weld certification requirements and the practice necessary to complete the weld test. Lecture and laboratory hours will vary depending upon the course content and the credit assigned to the course. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.

WLDTR 210: WELDING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 112, 212, 121, and 225 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a study of the theory, construction, operation, and repair of a wide variety of commercially available welding equipment. Troubleshooting and preventive maintenance will be stressed.

WLDTR 212: WELDING THEORY II

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 112 and 121 with the grade of "C" or better; or department approval

This course emphasizes techniques and theory of welding using the Gas Metal Arc (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding processes, as practiced in WLDTR 225 and 226. Special techniques such as flux core and granular flux shielded submerged arc welding are also covered.

WLDTR 225: SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in WLDTR 212 or department approval

This course is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill of the experienced production welder by developing proficiency in the safe operation of the semi-automatic arc welding processes. Extensive practice in continuous wire gas shielded arc welding, flux cored gas shielded and unshielded welding, arc cutting and surfacing to meet commercial quality standards for welding of structural grade steels will be included in the course.

WLDTR 226: GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is designed to broaden knowledge and skill by developing proficiency in the safe operation of the tungsten inert gas all-position welding process, and for joining of common and alloy steels and aluminum to meet commercial quality standards.

WLDTR 227: ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARC WELDING (GMAW)

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 225 with a grade of "C" or better and WLDTR 111 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is designed to advance the knowledge and skill of the experienced production welder by developing proficiency in the safe operation of the semi-automatic arc welding processes. A review of wire gas shielded arc welding, flux cored gas shielded and unshielded welding, and arc cutting and surfacing to meet commercial quality standards for welding or structural grade steels will be included in the course. This course is also a review of WLDTR 225 and WLDTR 111.

WLDTR 230: WELD TESTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: WLDTR 111, WLDTR 112, WLDTR 121, WLDTR 225 with a grade of "C" or better, or department consent

This course is a survey of welding inspection methods and technology, welding metallurgy, and welding codes. Included in the course are visual, destructive, and non-destructive inspection and testing techniques commonly used in industry to assure quality in welded products. The course includes an overview of the inspector’s responsibilities, ethical concerns, and relationships with welding personnel. Laboratory assignments require the use of welding processes to construct test samples, inspection and testing of welded samples, research, and report writing.

WLDTR 240: ADVANCED WELDING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: MECTK 138, MAT 106, WLDTR 212, 225, 226, and 230 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval.

This course provides the student with an opportunity to utilize the skill and knowledge gained through the Welding Technology program to solve industrial welding problems, assess weld quality, and improve manufacturing systems employing welding. It is a combination of lecture, team projects, and laboratory assignments simulating the job requirements of a welding technician.

WLDTR 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.