Course Descriptions

Welding
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
WELD 102
6 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
An introduction to the welding industry and the various career paths available within the industry. Practical application in general shop safety and department-required training on metal working equipment. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment in HLTH 120, and eligibility for MATH 030. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all metal working shop equipment and perform safety inspections of equipment
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the processes and equipment used in Manual, and Semi-Automatic welding
  • Set up and safe use of Oxy/Fuel Cutting equipment
  • Set up and safe use of Plasma Arc Cutting equipment
 
EXPLORING WELDING I
WELD 107
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Instruction and practice of arc welding processes, oxyfuel processes, and fabrication machinery for beginning to advanced welders. Specialized instruction and American Welding Society welder certification is available to advanced students. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Perform an assortment of arc welding processes, oxy-fuel processes, and fabrication machinery operation.
 
WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
WELD 110
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Interpretation of welding blueprints, welding symbols, tolerances and structural shapes. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate shop drawing, and the use and interpretation of drawing elements and welding symbols. Interpret title block components and local and general drawing notes. Explain multi-view drawings, various drawing change systems, dimensioning and tolerancing systems and welded joint geometry. Define drawing terms and definitions. Identify and describe drawing line conventions. Decipher drawing parts lists and bill of materials. Areas of competency in this course includes: Basic Lines, Orthographic Views, Isometric Views, Freehand Sketching, Welding Symbol Interpretation, Notes and Specifications, Auxiliary and Sectional Views, Detail and Assembly Prints, Welding Prints.
 
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I
WELD 120
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Development of a rudimentary expressive design language using welded metal as a medium. Exploration of beginning welding and metal-working skills. Concurrent enrollment in ART 295 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the procedure of the GMAW, Short Arc welding process.
  • Demonstrate successful joint construction in the flat and horizontal positions for fillet welds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a handheld plasma cutter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all shop equipment related to the GMAW processes.
  • Perform layout procedures from models designed by the student.
 
WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II
WELD 121
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Three dimensional design problems are explored while creating a welded metal sculpture. Gas metal arc welding and plasma arc cutting are introduced. Use of hydraulic power equipment and metal cut-off equipment is covered. Concurrent enrollment in ART 296 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the procedure of the GMAW, Short Arc welding process.
  • Demonstrate successful joint construction in the flat and horizontal positions for fillet welds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a handheld plasma cutter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all shop equipment related to the GMAW processes.
  • Perform layout procedures from models designed by the student.
 
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB III
WELD 122
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
A fabricated welded metal sculpture is created while learning advanced metal working skills. The gas tungsten arc welding process and resistance welding are covered. Concurrent enrollment in ART 297 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the procedure of the GMAW, Short Arc welding process.
  • Demonstrate successful joint construction in the flat and horizontal positions for fillet welds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a handheld plasma cutter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all shop equipment related to the GMAW processes.
  • Perform layout procedures from models designed by the student.
 
GAS METAL ARC WELDING
WELD 140
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Instructional theory and application of Gas Metal Arc Welding processes on ferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 141 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GMAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of GMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments
  • Describe OFC and PAC principles of operation.
 
GAS METAL ART FABRICATION
WELD 141
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of gas metal arc welding processes on ferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 140 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of common hand tools
  • Apply GMAW in the assembly of layout projects
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments.
  • Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to layout projects
 
FLUX CORE ARC WELDING
WELD 142
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Instructional theory and application of arc cutting processes/oxyfuel cutting and flux core arc welding processes on ferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 143 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 140 and 141 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of FCAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of FCAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW weldments.
  • Describe OFC and PAC principles of operation
 
FLUX CORE ARC FABRICATION
WELD 143
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of flux core arc welding processes on ferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 142 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 140 and 141, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of common hand tools
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW weldments
  • Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to layout projects
 
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
WELD 144
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Instructional theory and application of arc cutting processes/oxyfuel cutting and shielded metal arc welding processes on ferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 141 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 142 and 143, or consent on Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, CAC-A and SMAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of SMAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of SMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of SMAW weldments
  • Describe OFC and CAC-A principles of operation
 
SHIELDED METAL ARC FABRICATION
WELD 145
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of shielded metal arc welding processes on ferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 140 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 142 and 143, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, CAC-A and SMAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of SMAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of SMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of SMAW weldments
  • Describe OFC and CAC-A principles of operation
 
WELDING CERTIFICATION
WELD 156
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Students will review the requirements to earn program required AWS welding certifications. Prerequisite: Successful completion with a "C" or better of WELD 102 and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE] [PNP]
Course Outcomes:
  • Enhance skills in FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, SAW, PAC and Oxy/fuel cutting processes
 
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
WELD 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Fulfill the job requirements of the internship provider.
 
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
WELD 235
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Physical metallurgy oriented towards the metal working trades, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, manufacturing methods, material classification and identification, thermal processing, and joining. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 236 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify various metals and their uses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to converse about the characteristics of metals in written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of metallurgical terminology on tests, assignments and classroom activity's.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of metallurgical knowledge as it applies to welding, machining and other trade crafts.
 
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
WELD 236
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Application of physical metallurgy oriented towards the metal working trades, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, manufacturing methods, material classification and identification, thermal processing, and joining. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 235 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify various metals and their uses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to converse about the characteristics of metals in written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of metallurgical terminology in a lab enviroment.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of metallurgical knowledge as it applies to welding, machining and other trade crafts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze test results in the metallurgical lab.
 
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
WELD 240
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Instructional theory and application of arc cutting process/oxyfuel cutting and gas tungsten arc welding processes on ferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 241 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 144 and 145, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GTAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments
  • Describe PAW and PAC principles of operation
 
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION
WELD 241
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of gas tungsten arc welding processes on ferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 240 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 144 and 145, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, PAW and GTAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments
  • Identify, select and proper use of layout tools
 
ADVANCED WIRE FEED WELDING
WELD 242
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Advanced instructional theory and application of arc cutting processes/oxyfuel cutting, sub-arc welding and wire feed welding processes on ferrous and nonferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 243 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 142, 240 and 241, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW & GMAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of specialty wire feed equipment
  • Apply FCAW/GMAW in out of position welding
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW/GMAW weldments
  • Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to weld assignments
 
ADVANCED WIRE FEED FABRICATION
WELD 243
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of wire feed welding processes on ferrous and non ferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 242 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 143, 240 and 241 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW, FCAW, SAW welding, and OFC & PAC cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of wire electrodes in fabrication
  • Describe the functions of wire feed power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of wire feed weldments
  • Identify, select and proper use of layout tools
 
ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
WELD 244
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Advanced instructional theory and application of arc cutting processes/oxyfuel cutting and gas tungsten arc welding processes on ferrous and nonferrous metals. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 245 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 240, 242 and 243 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GTAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments
  • Describe PAW and PAC principles of operation
 
ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC FABRICATION
WELD 245
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Application of concepts of advanced gas tungsten arc welding processes on nonferrous metals with a focus on fabrication techniques, proper use of hand tools and equipment found in industry. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 244 or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WELD 102, 241, 242 and 243, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, PAW and GTAW welding and cutting processes
  • Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments
  • Identify, select and proper use of layout tools
 
SELECTED TOPICS
WELD 280
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Selected topics in Welding as listed in the quarterly class schedule. Repeatable for credit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Complete objectives as determined by the course instructor.
  • Apply the core concepts of the selected topic to the foundational principles of this course.
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
WELD 290
1 - 5 Credits
Projects assigned according to needs and abilities of the student. Hours arranged with instructor. Maximum of 15 credits allowed toward a certificate or degree. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Outcomes to be defined by and agreed upon by individual student, instructor, and site supervisor.
  • Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.