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Welding (WLDG)


WLDG 094 PCE Non-Credit WLDG Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcripted on the student’s continuing education transcript.

WLDG 100 Welding Fundamentals

Credits: 3

Term: (S, based on sufficient demand)

Basic welding processes of shielded metal arch welding (SMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc (GMAW) welding are covered in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions in a variety of joint configurations. The instruction is focused on students in trades courses, agriculture and and for exploration of welding in general. Instruction in the oxyfuel cutting processes and plasma cutting processes are also provided. Safe operation of equipment is covered and work is evaluated to industrial standards.

WLDG 110 Welding Theory I

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Corequisite: WLDG 111

In Welding Theory I, students will learn Welding Safety, Oxy-Fuel cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Joint-Fit Up and Alignment, Welding Position, Power Source Selection, and Terminology and Use of Measuring Devices. Students will also be introduced and reinforce their knowledge of different materials and how they react to the high heat of the welding process. Student competency will be based upon module tests and hands-on performance.

WLDG 111 Welding Theory I Practical

Credits: 6

Term: (F,S,Su)

Corequisite: WLDG 110

In Welding Practical I, students will apply Welding Safety, use Oxy-Fuel cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) processes use Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Joint-Fit Up and Alignment to make welds in all positions, and identify proper power sourse selection and set up.

WLDG 117 Blueprint Rdng & Weldng Symbls

Credits: 2

Term: (F,S,SU)

Corequisite: WLDG 110

Drawings are used in industry as a means of communication between the designer and fabricators. Blueprints are a graphic or picture of the complex structure or product. Students will learn this complex language of symbols and lines as they pertain to the welding industry and be able to apply them.

WLDG 120 Welding Theory II

Credits: 2

Term: (F,S,SU)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Tier I

Corequistie: WLDG 121 In Welding Theory II student will build on knowledge gained in previous courses and be introduced to gas metal arc welding (GMAW), clux core arc welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) on plate.

WLDG 121 Welding Theory II Practical

Credits: 4

Term: (F,S,SU)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Tier I

Corequistie: WLDG 120 In Welding Practical II, students will apply Welding Safety, Use Oxy-Fuel cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) processes use Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) on plate, Joint-Fit Up and Alignment to make welds in all positions, and identify proper power source selection and set up.

WLDG 130 Intro to Structural Welding

Credits: 2

Term: (Last offered Fall 2014)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Welding Tier I

Corequisite: WLDG 121

Students will learn the different types of structural steel and their applications. Students will apply print reading knowledge to design and draw a print for the part to be fabricated. Students will use fabrication and layout methods to fabricate the parts as designed.

WLDG 145 Fabrication Basics

Credits: 2

Term: (F,S,SU)

Prerequisite: Completion of Welding Tier I

Corequistie: WLDG 117 Students will learn basic fabrication methods and tools. This knowledge will be applied to fabricate an object to given tolerances in accordance to a print supplied by the instructor.

WLDG 185 Welding Qualification Tst Prep

Credits: 4

Term: (F,S,SU)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Tier I

Corequistie: WLDG 130 Students will gain further in depth knowledge of the welding codes and what is required for welder qualification tests. Students will practice and build skills to complete a limited thickness qualification test to a welding code on plate.

WLDG 191 Special Topics: Welding Skills

Credits: 1-3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Students have the opportunity to develop a higher level of welding skills outside of the regular classroom with the supervision and advice of a welding instructor.

WLDG 192 Welding Skills Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 (1 to 6 credits, varies upon need)

Term: (Based upon sufficient demand)

This course is a Welding independent study.

WLDG 194 PCE Credit Bearing WLDG Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcripted on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

WLDG 205 Applied Metallurgy

Credits: 1

Term: (F,S,SU)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Welding Tier I

Corequistie: WLDG 185 Understanding what happens to metals during the welding process is essential to making sound welds. In this course the student will learn about the physical characteristics, mechanical properties, composition, and classification of common ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Various standard forms and structural shapes of metals are described as well as methods used to identify metals.

WLDG 212 Pipe Welding and Layout (integrated lab)

Credits: 4

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Completion of Welding Tier II or consent of instructor based on assessment.

The student will learn to fit and weld open root pipe joints with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, & GTAW on carbon and stainless steels. Students will apply this knowledge to complete pipe welds in all positions.

WLDG 217 Advanced Blueprint

Credits: 2

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 3 Welding Courses

Students will design and draw a set of working prints to use for fabrication of a major project identified by the student and instructor.

WLDG 237 Aluminum Welding Processes

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 3 Welding Courses

Students will gain knowledge of aluminum welding processes and procedures. Students will apply this knowledge to make welds on aluminum plate in a variety of positions to industry standard.

WLDG 245 Metal Fabrication Design and Construction

Credits: 5

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 3 Welding Courses

As a Capstone course students will apply knowledge learned in previous semesters to design and fabricate a welding project with a minimum of 20 hours of welding. Students will be required to estimate and supply the materials for their project.

WLDG 260 Repair & Maintenance Welding

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Completion of Welding Tier II or consent of instructor based on assessment.

Students will learn basic repair and maintenance techniques of various metals. Then apply those techniques to practical applications.

WLDG 280 Weld Testing Certification

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Completion of CAS Welding Courses

Students will gain further in depth knowledge of the welding codes and what is required for welder qualification tests. Students will practice and build skill to complete an unlimited thickness qualification test to a welding code.

WLDG 281 Weld Testing Certification Lab

Credits: 2

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Completion of Tier 3 Welding Courses

Corequisite: WLDG 280

Students will gain further in depth knowledge of the welding codes and what is required for welder qualification tests. Students will practice and build skill to complete and unlimited thickness qualification test to a welding code.

WLDG 298 Welding Internship

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Completion of Welding Tier II or consent of instructor based on assessment.

This is the final course that completes the student's curriculum for the Welding & Fabrication Tier 3 CTS. Students will pull together what they have learned in their previous classes and demonstrate their capabilities in preparation for the workforce.