Courses in Welding

Blueprint Reading

WELD 1005     1.00 Credits
This course provides an understanding of blueprints used within welding technology settings. Skills for reading, understanding, and interpreting welding symbols will be developed. (Prerequisites: None)

Blueprint Reading for Welding

WELD 1007     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will expand on basic blueprint reading by utilizing skills and knowledge about symbols, charts, and measurements to work more closely with blueprints specific to Welding. (Prerequisite: None)

OSHA 10 Hour and Welding Safety

WELD 1010     1.00 Credits
This course is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. An emphasis is placed on safety issues that exist in the welding environment. (Prerequisite: None)

Welding Safety

WELD 1011     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
Topics in this course include the basics of welding safety including proper equipment use and maintenance, machine guarding, bloodborne pathogens, safety and health programs, and overall welding safety. (Prerequisite: None)

Introduction to Stick Welding

WELD 1020     1.00 Credits
This course will cover shielded metal arc welding on carbon steel in various positions. (Prerequisite: None)

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

WELD 1025     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will provide an introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on carbon steel in various positions along with an introduction to welding safety, welding, and electrode compatability. Components of SMAW will be introduced, including selection of materials and steps necessary to complete tasks. Basic information about duty cycle, cable sizing, arc blow, and electrodes will also be presented. (Prerequisite: None)

Shield Metal ARC Welding II

WELD 1026     1.00 Credits
This course will expand on information introduced in SMAW I and will provide more practice time with electrodes: types, selection, discussion of power sources. Types of SMAW will be used in various ways, including selection of materials and steps necessary to complete tasks. Duty cycle, cable sizing, arc blow are expanded upon and advantages, limitations, vertical-up and vertical down are explored. Additionally, this course will prepare for AWS D 1.1 Certification. (Prerequisites: WELD 1025)

Introduction to MIG Welding

WELD 1030     1.00 Credits
This course will cover gas metal arc welding process using short circuit transfer on carbon steel in various positions. (Prerequisite: None)

Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

WELD 1035     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
The course will cover gas metal arc welding process using short circuit and spray methods on carbon steel. (Prerequisites: None)

Gas Metal Arc Welding II

WELD 1036     1.00 Credits
This course will reinforce concepts introduced in GMAW I, including circuits, spray arcs, and effects of shielding gasses. More practice time will be dedicated to mastery of gas metal arc welding. Additionally, this course will prepare for American Welding Society D 1.1 certification. (Prerequisites: WELD 1035)

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

WELD 1045     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to instruct welders in welding safety and the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW-TIG). The student will learn fundamentals of GTAW (TIG) for steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Welding procedures are taught on aluminum, carbon and stainless steels. The training covers edge, corner, lap, and fillet welds in all positions. Welding is limited to regular thin flat material, which does not include thick plate, pipe or other irregular shapes. (Prerequisites: None)

Cutting and Brazing

WELD 1055     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies. The course will demonstrate oxy-fuel welding and cutting safety procedures; identify and classify fuels and filler metals; perform entry-level oxy-fuel welding and cutting operations and select proper equipment and materials. A study of all position welding on ferrous and nonferrous metals using oxy-fuel welding process, including welding and cutting, brazing, and soldering operations. (Prerequisite: None)

Metallurgy

WELD 1065     1.00 Credits
Students will learn how metal discoveries and uses have impacted human history. The course will also include an introduction to the internal structure of metals, how alloys are made, and how metals are affected in the welding process. (Prerequisite: None)

Advanced Welding Lab

WELD 1075     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Advanced welding lab is a course designed to allow students to utilize all of their skills with capstone project based assignments that prepares students to get their American Welding Society credentials. Students can also focus on a particular skills of choice. (Corequisite: WELD 1011)

Welding Capstone

WELD 1085     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is an opportunity to put welding skills to work. The Capstone will build on what was learned in the certificate program. Students keep current with welding skill through designing a project and welding the final project. The Welding Capstone may also include an internship. A learning contract will be developed between the student, college, and worksite to identify the types of specific skills covered through this experiential learning opportunity. Students will gain industry workplace experience while practicing the knowledge and skills learned in class. (Prerequisite: Instructor permission required)

Welding Fundamentals

WELD 1101     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course includes introduction and skill development in Oxy/Fuel welding, cutting, brazing, and torch cutting, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), metal preparation and safe operation of machines involved in the above applications. (Prerequisites: None)