Welding (WEL) at Wytheville Community College


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WEL 99 - 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 100 - Fundamentals of Welding
Introduces arc and oxyfuel welding and cutting. Provides fundamental principles of joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals, welding and cutting processes, equipment operation, and safety procedures with emphasis upon welding and cutting procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
WEL 110 - Welding Processes
Introduces types of welding, their advantages and disadvantages. Points out effects of welds on metals to be machined. Provides practice and demonstration in welding.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
WEL 115 - Arc and Gas Welding
Presents arc and gas welding practices. Discusses safety, general welding practices and effects of welding on metals.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 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 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 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 142 - Welder Qualification Tests II
Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. Part II 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 166 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
Continues 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.
Prerequisite: WEL 164
3 credits
WEL 166 Detailed Outline
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 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