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WEL 31 - Introductory Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of tungsten arc welding and equipment, operations, safety practices in various positions, shielding gases, filler rods, process variations, and their applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-12 hours. Total 5-14 hours per week.
3-6 credits
WEL 32 - Introductory Gas Metal Arc Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of gas metal arc welding and equipment, operations safety practices in various positions, shielding gases, filler rods, process variations, and their applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-12 hours. Total 5-14 hours per week.
3-6 credits
WEL 116 - Welding I (Oxyacetylene)
Teaches oxygen/acetylene welding and cutting including safety of equipment, welding, brazing and soldering procedures and cutting procedures.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 117 - Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting
Introduces history of oxyacetylene welding, principles of welding and cutting, nomenclature of the equipment, development of the puddle, running flat beads, and butt welding in different positions. Explains silver brazing, silver and soft soldering, and safety procedures in the use of tools and equipment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding
Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding and plasma arc cutting. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
WEL 120 Detailed Outline
WEL 121 - Arc Welding
Studies the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the SMAW process. Covers welds in different types of joints and different welding positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 122 - Welding II (Electric Arc)
Teaches electric arc welding, including types of equipment, selection of electrodes, safety equipment and procedures, and principles and practices of welding.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
WEL 123 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)
Teaches operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 124 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)
Continues instruction on operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 126 - Pipe Welding I
Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with section IX of the ASME code.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 130 - Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in the uses of inert-gas- shield arc welding. Discusses equipment, safety operations, welding practice in the various positions, process applications, and manual and semi-automatic welding.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 135 - Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of inert gas shielded arc welding. Studies equipment operation, setup, safety and practice of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 136 - Welding III (Inert Gas)
Studies Tungsten and metallic inert gas procedures and practices including principles of operation, shielding gasses, filler rods, process variations and applications, manual and automatic welding, equipment and safety.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 138 - Pipe and Tube Welding
Develops entry level skills for the inert gas tungsten welding process (TIG) with emphasis upon thin and thick wall carbon and stainless piping and tubing.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: WEL 136 or Instructor Permission
2 credits
WEL 138 Detailed Outline
WEL 141 - Welder Qualification Tests I
Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 145 - Welding Metallurgy
Studies steel classifications, heat treatment procedures, properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Discusses techniques and practices of testing welded joints and destructive/nondestructive, visual magnetic and fluorescent testing.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 150 - Welding Drawing and Interpretation
Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry. Includes blueprint reading, geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching, basic principles of orthographic projection, preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
WEL 160 - Gas Metal Arc Welding
Introduces semi-automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes, and gases.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 164 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
Introduces practical operations in the use of tungsten arc welding and equipment. Studies equipment operation setup, safety, and practice of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
WEL 164 Detailed Outline
WEL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
WEL 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
WEL 233 - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Aluminum
Examines the use of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process of welding aluminum. Focuses on welding aluminum projects in various weld joint configurations and in all welding positions.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 233 Detailed Outline
WEL 235 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Continues the study of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), wire feed welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) using spray transfer, pulsed GMAW, short circuit transfer, and flux cored wire on various metals and joint designs. Focuses on developing GMAW skills with practice and instruction in these advanced processes.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 6 hours, Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
WEL 235 Detailed Outline
WEL 237 - Applied Welding Process
Studies advanced welding applications for various materials, advanced welding skills and fabrication equipment. Examines materials to be welded such as stainless steel and aluminum, choosing the proper welding process such as advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)-Aluminum, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)-Aluminum and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), developing the appropriate welding procedure for the materials chosen and successfully completing a capstone project for the entire course of study.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
WEL 237 Detailed Outline
WEL 238 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Aluminum
Examines the use of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process in welding aluminum. Focuses on practice welding aluminum projects in various weld joint configurations and in all welding positions.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 238 Detailed Outline
WEL 241 - Robotic Welding I
Examines safety, setup, programming, and operation of a welding robot. Covers variables and problems in addition to solutions applied to provide a practical and efficient application of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process to an automated system. (Part I of II)
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 241 Detailed Outline
WEL 242 - Robotics Welding II
Incorporates skills learned in Robotic Welding I into simulating projects used in industry. Focuses on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes used to create weldments taken from industry drawings and blueprints. (Part II of II)
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
WEL 241
2 credits
WEL 242 Detailed Outline
WEL 244 - Weld Testing and Codes
Covers non-destructive (NDT) weld testing and how it plays a critical role in assuring that structural components and materials meet specified requirements. Examines how and why these NDT processes are used and will use them to test welds and weldments.
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
WEL 244 Detailed Outline
WEL 247 - Welding Layout and Fabrication I
Introduces student to project layout from shop sketches/blueprints, developing templates/patterns and the use of fabrication tools. Covers the safe operation of different types of manual metal fabrication equipment used in the industry. Examines safe and efficient use of the manual metal shear, metal roller, metal break and other fabrication. (Part I of II)
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
WEL 150
2 credits
WEL 247 Detailed Outline
WEL 248 - Welding Layout and Fabrication II
Applies previously learned skills from Welding and Fabrication I in a job-simulated situation. Focuses on pipe, structural steel and other weldments that will be fabricated using all available equipment and welding processes. Covers job site type blueprints and drawings used in fabrication. Incorporates American Welding Society (AWS) visual inspection, weld measurements and codes. (Part II of II)
Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
WEL 247
2 credits
WEL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
WEL 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits