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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 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
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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 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 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 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 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 161 - Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Introduces flux cored semi-automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes, and gases.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
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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
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WEL 175 - Semi-Automatic Processes
Introduces Semi Automatic Processes performed with Carbon Steel. Emphasizes practical applications in field techniques. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes and cover gasses.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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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 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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
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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
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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