Welding and Joining Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

WELD 1000 : Introduction to Welding Technology

This course provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, Oxyacetylene welding and Welding Career potentials.

Credits

4

WELD 1010 : Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting

Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting, and Plasma cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting techniques, metal heating and cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting, plasma torch and theory, plasma machine set up and operation and plasma cutting techniques.

Credits

4

Corequisites

WELD 1050 : Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

WELD 1060 : Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Corequisites

WELD 1070 : Overhead Shield Metal Arc Welding

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

WELD 1090 : Gas Metal Arc Welding

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment and techniques required for successful gas metal arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GMAW safety and health practices; GMAW theory, machines, and set up; transfer modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection; and GMAW joints in all positions.

Credits

4

Corequisites

WELD 1110 : Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluating of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

WELD 1150 : Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful advanced gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making advanced level industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and equipment set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and advanced production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WELD 1152 : Pipe Welding

Provides the opportunity to apply skills to pipe welding operations. Topics include: pipe welding safety and health practices, pipe welding nomenclature, pipe layout and preparation, pipe joint assembly, horizontal welds on pipe (2G), vertical welds on pipe (5G), and welds on 45 degree angle pipe (6G).

Credits

4

WELD 1153 : Flux Cored Arc Welding

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all positions.

Credits

4

Prerequisites