Class Descriptions

WLD-110: Cutting Processes

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-112: Basic Welding Processes

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing, and soldering processes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-115: SMAW (Stick) Plate

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-115AB: SMAW (Stick) Plate

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-115BB: SMAW (Stick) Plate

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-115AB; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-116: SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe

This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-115(S10891); Take previously. Required.Take WLD-115(S23304); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-121: GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-121AB: GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-121BB: GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-121AB; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-121C: GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-121L: GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-121C; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-122: GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-121(S13138); Take previously. Required.Take WLD-121(S13138) WLD-115(S10891); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-131: GTAW (TIG) Plate

This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-132: GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry. Orbital welding fundamentals will be introduced during this course.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-131(S10437); Take previously. Required.Take WLD-131(S10437) WLD-121(S13138); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-141: Symbols and Specifications

This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-151: Fabrication I

This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-115(S10891) WLD-141(S11462) WLD-110(S10913); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-215: SMAW (stick) Pipe

This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-115(S10891) or WLD-116; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-231: GTAW (TIG) Pipe

This course covers gas tungsten arc welding on pipe. Topics include joint preparation and fit up with emphasis placed on safety, GTAW welding technique, bead application, and joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes and filler materials in various pipe positions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-132; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-251: Fabrication II

This course covers advanced fabrication skills. Topics include advanced layout and assembly methods with emphasis on the safe and correct use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate projects from working drawings.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-151(S11114); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-261: Certification Practices

This course covers certification requirements for industrial welding processes. Topics include techniques and certification requirements for prequalified joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform welds on carbon steel plate and/or pipe according to applicable codes.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-115(S10891) WLD-121(S13138) WLD-131(S10437); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-262: Inspection & Testing

This course introduces destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Emphasis is placed on safety, types and methods of testing, and the use of testing equipment and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and/or perform a variety of destructive and non-destructive testing processes.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-116; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WLD-265: Automated Welding/Cutting

This course introduces automated welding equipment and processes. Topics include setup, programming, and operation of automated welding and cutting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, program, and operate automated welding and cutting equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WLD-110(S10913) WLD-121(S13138); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0