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Welding

  • WLD101 3 credits
    Welding Fundamentals I - Register

    Introduces basic theory of oxy/fuel cutting/welding, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding with emphasis on safety. Includes basic skill development in preparation of metal, welding, and cutting

  • WLD102 3 credits
    Welding Fundamentals II - Register

    Continues study in oxy/fuel cutting/welding, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding with emphasis on safety.

  • WLD104 3 credits
    Blueprint Reading - Mechanical - Register

    Introduces blueprints using multi-view projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, title blocks, and drawing formats which are the basis for all graphical communication in the manufacturing industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in the industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. This course also introduces students to blueprint and drawing techniques which will be built upon with additional modules in the program. Dual numbered as MET105.
    Prerequisite: MTH63 recommended. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.

  • WLD111 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding I - Register

    Covers the fundamentals of welding as required by the metal fabrication industry. Provides extensive hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxygen/acetylene, and plasma cutting of ferrous metals. Also develops skills needed for American Welding Society-based (AWS) certifications and employment in the welding/fabrication industry.

  • WLD111D 6 credits
    Technology for Industrial Welding for Diesel - Register

    Covers the fundamentals of welding required by the metal fabrication industry. Diesel students will be introduced to the principles of electric and gas welding and cutting.

  • WLD111M 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding for Manufacturing - Register

    Covers the fundamentals of welding required by the metal fabrication industry. Manufacturing students will be introduced to the principles of electric and gas welding and cutting.

  • WLD112 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding II - Register

    Provides students with further instruction in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical and overhead positions. Students will also be introduced to gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes on mild steel. Fitting joints to AWS D1.1 specifications will also be introduced at this time.
    Prerequisite: WLD111 or permission of instructor.

  • WLD113 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding III - Register

    Allows students to work towards mastery of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) on both ferrous and non-ferrous materials in all positions. OR-OSHA-based safety training and non-ferrous alloy identification complete the course.
    Prerequisite: WLD111 and WLD112 or permission of instructor.

  • WLD121 5 credits
    Fabrication and Repair Practices I - Register

    Deals with the fundamentals of welding fabrication and repair practices. Basic procedures of planning, sketching, cost evaluation, ordering, layout, metal preparation, part fabrication, tack-up, and final welding will be introduced and applied. Also introduces basic machine shop practices.
    Prerequisites: WLD111 and MET101; WLD140 (may be taken concurrently). Offered winter term.

  • WLD122 5 credits
    Fabrication and Repair Practices II - Register

    The second of two fabrication and repair courses, builds on skills developed in WLD121 and provides an overview of the various fabrication and repair practices used in the steel fabrication industry. Safety in welding and fabrication is emphasized. The course is based on the American Welding Society’s entry-level requirements (AWS EG2.0 and AWS QC10) utilizing the instructor’s experience, and in accordance with the American Welding Society AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. Students receive instruction in fit-up and alignment of parts to assemble various weldments and pipe joints, and the basic procedures of planning, sketching, cost evaluation, ordering, layout, metal preparation, part fabrication, tack-up, and final welding will be introduced and applied. Advanced shop math, distortion control, and how to use squares, protractors, levels, clamps and string lines used in the fit-up process are included.
    Prerequisites: WLD111 and MET101.

  • WLD160 1 credit
    AWS Certification Seminar: Plate - Register

    Covers the definition, application and interpretation of the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Code D1.1. Upon completion of this class students are eligible to take the AWS practical FCAW Unlimited Tests. If passed successfully, students will be awarded the AWS Unlimited G3 and G4 welding certification.
    Prerequisites: WLD 112 with “C” or better, completion of all program prerequisites, or instructor approval. Offered infrequently.

  • WLD211 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding IV - Register

    Covers the advanced techniques in welding mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and exotic metals using the flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. Includes flux cored and solid wire with machine and spool guns. Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society certification and employment in the welding/fabrication industry.
    Prerequisite: WLD111, WLD112, and WLD113 or permission of instructor.

  • WLD212 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding V - Register

    Covers advanced techniques in welding mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and exotic metals using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society certification and employment in the welding/fabrication industry.
    Prerequisite: WLD111, WLD112, WLD113, and WLD211 or permission of instructor.

  • WLD213 6 credits
    Technology of Industrial Welding VI - Register

    Focuses on welding large and small diameter, ferrous and non-ferrous pipe using the SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding processes. Includes pattern development, machine and manual oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, layout, fit-up, inspection, and testing techniques. Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certifications and employment in the welding/fabrication industry.
    Prerequisite: WLD212 or permission of instructor.

  • WLD220 3 credits
    Machine Tool Maintenance and Repair - Register

    Focuses on troubleshooting problems commonly encountered in welding and fabricating equipment. Students will learn basic electrical principles and apply them to simple repair tasks on welding power sources. Removal and replacement of mechanical components on welding equipment and shop equipment (band saws, shears, drill presses, etc.) will round out the students’ ability to function independently in the shop setting.
    Prerequisites: MTH60, BT114 or WR121, and WLD113. Offered infrequently.

  • WLD221 3 credits
    Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections - Register

    Studies the differences between various welding codes e.g., American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Steel, ASME Section IX Power Piping, API Pipeline, and others. Focuses on welding procedure specification (WPS), procedure qualification record (PQR), and welder qualification record (WQR). Covers visual inspection, destructive, and non-destructive testing of welds in accordance with the American Welding Society D1.1 and D1.4 welding codes.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 and MTH20 or higher level math. Offered fall term.

  • WLD225 3 credits
    Industrial Metallurgy - Register

    Introduces the effects welding and its related processes have on the basic ferrous and non-ferrous metals students will encounter in the field. Students will develop an understanding of basic metal production, alloying, heat treating and material identification systems.
    Prerequisites: MTH60 and WLD113. Offered spring term.

  • WLD230 4 credits
    Introduction to Applied Motion - Register

    Introduces industrial hydraulics pneumatics and basic drive systems. Students will learn hydraulic and pneumatic principles, basic system design, and interpretation of schematics. They will develop a basic understanding of power transmission systems including pulley ratios, chain and sprocket selection, bearing types, and reducers.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90, BT113 or WR115, and MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall and spring terms.

  • WLD250 Variable credit
    Selected Topics in Welding - Register

    Focuses on specific areas of welding to further students’ needs for advancement in their jobs or desire to further their skills in a specific area of welding or fabrication. Provides extensive hands-on training using a specific welding process on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • WLD250P 3 credits
    Special Studies: CNC Plasma Cutting - Register

    Introduces students to the basics of CNC plasma cutting. Participants will learn operation and set-up procedures for CNC plasma as well as geometry creation and programming. This course is recommended for anyone interested in CNC plasma cutting for industry applications or artwork. Previously offered as MFG199P.
    Prerequisites: MTH63 or higher level math, WLD112; MFG140 (recommended).

  • WLD260 1 credit
    AWS Certification Seminar: Pipe - Register

    Covers the definition, application and interpretation of the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Code D1.1. Upon completion of this class students are eligible to take the AWS practical FCAW, GTAW and/or SMAW Unlimited Tests. If passed successfully, students will be awarded the AWS Unlimited G6 welding certification.
    Prerequisites: WLD112 with “C” or better, completion of all program prerequisites, or instructor approval. Offered infrequently.

  • WLD280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Welding - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.