Academics

WELD 111 WELDING BLUEPRINT READING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.


WELD 112 WELDING THEORY - SMAW

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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.


WELD 113 WELDING THEORY - GMAW

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course emphasizes techniques and theory of welding using the Gas Metal Arc (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding processes. Special techniques such as flux core and granular flux shielded submerged arc welding are also covered.


WELD 119 WELDING PROCESSES

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.


WELD 120 WELDING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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.


WELD 121 STICK WELDING I

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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.


WELD 122 STICK WELDING II

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is a continuation of WELD 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.

Pre-requisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in WELD 121 or department approval


WELD 131 GAS METAL ARC WELDING (MIG) I

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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, arc cutting and surfacing to meet commercial quality standards for welding of structural grade steels will be included in the course.


WELD 133 WELDING FOR MAINTENANCE MECHANICS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces the maintenance mechanic student to commonly used welding processes. The student will learn the theory and application of these processes. The student will become proficient in flat position welding using the SMAW and GMAW processes. Students will also be introduced to pipe welding. Students will also learn periodic and preventative maintenance measures on the equipment.


WELD 135 GAS METAL ARC WELDING (MIG) II

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 131 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


WELD 141 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


WELD 150 WELD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION AND TESTING

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces students to specific weld certification requirements and the practice necessary to complete the weld test. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of three times for credit.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


WELD 161 MAINTENANCE WELDING

2 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 121, 131 and 141 all with grades of "C" or better, or department approval


WELD 163 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE GMAW PROCESS

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course requires the student to precisely measure and prepare parts, assemble parts accurately, work hold parts, tack parts into place, inspect the assembly, and then weld project. This capstone course will require the student to use blueprint reading, measuring, joint preparation, troubleshooting, and GMAW (MIG) welding skills.

Pre-requisite: WELD 111 and 131 both with a grade of "C" or better


WELD 210 WELDING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 112, 113, 121, and 131 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


WELD 223 STICK WELDING III

1 Credit Hours (OC)
As a continuation of WELD 122, instruction is centered using the SMAW process to weld in the vertical position. The student will gain proficiency using a number of filler materials in a number of joints. The successful student will demonstrate commercial quality welds upon course completion.

Pre-requisite: WELD 122 with a grade of "C" or better


WELD 224 STICK WELDING IV

1 Credit Hours (OC)
In this course, 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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 122 with a "C" or better or department approval


WELD 230 WELD TESTING

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 112, 113, 121 and 131 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


WELD 240 WELD ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
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.

Pre-requisite: WELD 131, WELD 141, and WELD 230 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval


WELD 255 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
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. This course can be repeated up to three times up to a maximum of five hours semester credit.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


WELD 263 WELD FABRICATION WITH THE SMAW PROCESS

2 Credit Hours (OC)
In this course, by following blueprints, the student will learn fabrication techniques for using shielded metal arc welding (stick) to produce weldments to specifications. The student will become proficient in laying out the project, cutting and preparing parts, work holding, and tacking parts to make the assembly, inspecting the assembly, and making the final welds.

Pre-requisite: WELD 121 and 111 both with a "C" or better or department approval