Welding (WEL)

WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding

Course Description

Effective: 2020-01-01

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 125 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Capstone

Course Description

Effective: 2017-01-05

Continuation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) instruction with emphasis on taking the American Welding Society's all position SMAW qualification test and continued instruction in carbon arc gouging.
Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours.Total 3-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

To serve as a SMAW capstone course for students entering structural field welding. Students must pass the AWS all position structural qualification test to pass this course.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: WEL 123, Corequisite: WEL 124

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WEL 138 - Pipe and Tube Welding

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to be used with other courses to prepare a student for entering the workforce as a GTAW pipe welder

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: WEL 136 or Instructor Permission

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WEL 153 - Layout and Fitting for Welders

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Covers the application of formulas and calculations to the proper layout and fitting of metals in welding projects. Emphasizes the use of jigs, fixtures, and hand tools in metal fabrication and assembly along with fabrication and safety procedures for hands-on and workplace projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Proper pre-planning and layout skills are required for welders. This course provides students with the knowledge and practical experience to fabricate and assemble quality parts required to gain employment in the metal fabrication field.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: WEL 120 or approval of the program head

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WEL 155 - Ornamental Welding

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Introduces students to basic equipment, safety, and processes useful in the fabrication of welded ornamental objects.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides students with knowledge and practice for creating metal sculpture, yard art, household projects, and other artistic metal work.

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WEL 161 - Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Course Description

Effective: 2018-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

Provides the student with introductory and intermediate skill in Flux Cored Arc Welding process in all positions, and training to pass welder qualification tests in the FCAW process. The course is intended for intermediate level students.

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WEL 164 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to assist students in developing job skills needed to enter the work force in the welding occupation and to acquire the skills necessary to find employment as a TIG welder.

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WEL 166 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

Course Description

Effective: 2018-01-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides intermediate to advanced instruction in TIG (GTAW) welding processes, building upon skills taught in WEL 164- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).

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Prerequisite: WEL 164

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WEL 175 - Semi-Automatic Processes

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

Provides instruction and practice in high-demand/high-use weld technology application

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WEL 233 - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Aluminum

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To provide students with the opportunity to develop their GMAW skills with aluminum and the opportunity for an AWS certification.

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WEL 235 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this class is to allow students practice time and instruction to develop their welding skills to a level that will prepare them for an AWS fillet weld certification test which will make them more employable.

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WEL 237 - Applied Welding Process

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To give students an opportunity to apply previous learned welding, print reading, and fabrication skills in an industry simulated environment to produce projects like those required by industry.

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WEL 238 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Aluminum

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To give students an opportunity to develop their Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills with aluminum and an opportunity for an AWS certification. Industry is using this welding process more as technology and demands increase.

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WEL 241 - Robotic Welding I

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To introduce students to a new process being used in the welding industry to improve productivity and efficiency in the work place and to provide them with the skills to operate the process. Robotic welding is being used more by industry therefore trained welders are needed to operate these robots.

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WEL 242 - Robotics Welding II

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

To give students an opportunity to apply previous learned skills and develop them into practical, job related projects similar to what is expected in industry using available robotic welding equipment.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

WEL 241

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WEL 244 - Weld Testing and Codes

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to do non-destructive (NDT) testing on welds and materials to insure quality in the welds made and materials used.

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WEL 247 - Welding Layout and Fabrication I

Course Description

Effective: 2015-08-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to teach students basic fabrication skills and the safe and proper use of manual metal working tools to produce industry like projects.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

WEL 150

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