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Welding Technology Courses

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Special Projects Laboratory

Course Number: WELD 200
Units: 1-3
Class: 3-9 hours laboratory
Description: Open laboratory for working on selected projects: Provides the opportunity for advanced laboratory practice with emphasis on skills upgrading in all phases of welding. Course study under this section may be repeated three times.

 

Welding for Other Majors

Course Number: WELD 201
Units: 1
Class: 3 hours laboratory
Description: Basic principles of welding: Emphasis on manipulative practices using various electric welding and gas cutting equipment on carbon steel plate.

 

Beginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (T.I.G.)

Course Number: WELD 203A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Description: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding GTAW (TIG): Safe welding practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), material safety data sheets (MSDS) theory and equipment. Laboratory opportunities: Welding techniques, process demonstrations, handson DC welding of steel sheet metal. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (T.I.G.)

Course Number: WELD 203B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Weld 203A
Description: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding GTAW (TIG): Safe welding practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), material safety data sheets (MSDS) theory and equipment. Laboratory opportunities: Welding techniques, process demonstrations, handson DC and AC welding of sheet metal. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

Course Number: WELD 203C
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Weld 203B
Description: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW): Safe welding practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), material safety data sheets (MSDS) theory, equipment and advanced processes. Laboratory includes out-of-position welding and process demonstrations. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

Certification Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

Course Number: WELD 203D
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Weld 203C
Description: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW): Safe welding practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), material safety data sheets (MSDS), defects, equipment and weld procedures. Laboratory includes certification testing and practice. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Course study under this section may be repeated three times.

 

Wire Feed Welding

Course Number: WELD 204A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Description: Welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions: Weld joint preparation, machine adjustment, wire welding types, care and maintenance of equipment, and shielding gases.

 

Wire Feed Welding

Course Number: WELD 204B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 204A
Description: Welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions: Weld joint preparation, machine adjustment, wire welding types, care and maintenance of equipment, and shielding gases.

 

Introduction to Welding

Course Number: WELD 205
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Description: Introduction to welding: Survey of manual processes (SMAW, GTAW, oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting) and semi-automatic welding processes (wire feed, e.g., GMAW and FCAW), personal protective equipment (PPE), hazards associated with welding, identification of safe welding practices, and understanding material safety data sheets (MSDS). Laboratory includes opportunities in welding techniques, process demonstrations, and hands-on welding. Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

Arc Welding I

Course Number: WELD 211A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Description: Fundamental manual skills with related theory: Welding on steel plate in flat and horizontal positions, edge preparation, joint types, and weld types.

 

Arc Welding II

Course Number: WELD 211B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 211A
Description: Continuation of WELD 211A: Welding on steel plate in vertical and overhead positions; electrodes, coating and fluxes; visual identification of mild-steel and lowalloy electrodes; A.W.S. nomenclature.

 

Arc Welding III

Course Number: WELD 211C
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 211B
Description: Continuation of WELD 211B: Intermediate skill level in all welding positions of square butts, single bevel butt joints, and Navy text-type joints on steel plates.

 

Arc Welding IV

Course Number: WELD 211D
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 211C
Description: Continuation of WELD 211C: Advanced skill level in all welding positions of open vee butts, pipe, and sheet metal; industrial alloys; oxyacetylene method of metal.

 

Welding Layout and Blueprint Reading

Course Number: WELD 212
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Description: Fundamentals of welding layout and blueprint reading: Layout of steel shapes, plate and pipe; blueprint reading; related mathematics; templates; and torch cutting procedures.

 

Welding for ECT Technicians

Course Number: 215
Units: 1.5
Class: 1 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Corequisite: ECT 13
Description: Basic theory and manipulative practices of using various welding and brazing methods related to Environmental Control Technology: Electric welding, brazing and soldering using oxy-acetylene and gas cutting equipment.

 

Acetylene Welding I

Course Number: WELD 221A
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 23 or 24
Description: Fundamental manual skills with related theory: Sheet metal 12-14-16 gauge in all positions, and hand cutting.

 

Acetylene Welding II

Course Number: WELD 221B
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: WELD 221A
Description: Continuation of WELD 221A: Emphasis on joint design, metallurgy, and mild steel plate.

 

Acetylene Welding III

Course Number: WELD 221C
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: WELD 221B
Description: Continuation of WELD 221B: Identifying and using fluxes for various welding procedures; brazing and hardfacing techniques including filler rods.

 

Acetylene Welding IV

Course Number: WELD 221D
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: 221C
Description: Continuation of WELD 221C: Advanced skill level with related theory of steel pipe, pipe cutting and beveling, pipe templates, and layout.

 

Preparation for American Welding Society Certification

Course Number: WELD 242
Units: 3
Class: 1 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Description: Course provides preparation for American Welding Society certification. At least one certification is required to receive a grade and students are required to pay all certification lab fees. Designed to certify a welder according to American Welding Society guidelines: Emphasis on manipulative practices using various electric welding and gas cutting equipment on carbon steel plate.

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