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Welding (WEL)

WEL-114  Introduction to Fabrication and Machining, 3 cr
Designed to develop the skills for welding, fabrication, sheet metal fields.  To practice operation of tools, such as lathes, milling machines, borers, grinders, and drill presses.  To gain working knowledge of metals; read and interpret blueprints and develop sketches, perform layouts, and generate specifications for where and how to machine metal.  Selecting the correct tools, materials and using precision measuring devices to produce quality parts.
 
WEL-128 Brazing / Soldering, 2 cr.
Identification of metal and what filler is needed to join these materials. Prerequisites: WEL-121 and WEL-160
 
WEL-158 Structural Weld, 4 cr.
Designed to develop techniques required to properly weld structural steel and pass the AWA certification examination. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: WEL-121 and WEL-160.
 
WEL-160 Arc Welding I (SMAW), 5 cr.
Safety factors and practices relating to welding machines, electrodes and positions used in arc welding. Lecture and laboratory.
 
WEL-179 Special Processes/Procedures, 3 cr.
Ferrous to ferrous, nonferrous to nonferrous hard surfacing used in the welding field today. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: WEL-121 and WEL-160.
 
WEL-180 GMAW/GTAW, 2 cr.
Studies the necessary fundamentals of the metallic inert gas and tungsten gas processes.
 
WEL-183 GMAW/GTAW, 3 cr.
Studies MIG and TIG welding in correlation with the use of equipment, variables, safety and data for welding metals. Prerequisite: WEL-180.
 
WEL-210 Production Welding, 3 cr.
Work is done quickly, uniformly and close to tolerances. Design layout and building jigs from prints are required. Prerequisites: WEL-180 and WEL-183.
 
WEL-228 Introduction to Welding, Safety and Health of Welders, 1 cr. 
This course will provide students with orientation to the welding profession and will cover the basics of safety & health within the welding profession. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 1 and Module 2 – Key Indicators 1-6.
 
WEL-233 Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation, 3 cr.
Provides instruction in interpreting elements of welding prints (drawings or sketches), focusing on measurement,
American Welding Society welding symbols, and fabrication requirements. Students will understand how to prepare,
assemble and tack welding parts according to drawings or sketches, using proper materials and tools. This course
aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 3: Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, Key Indicators 1 and 2.
 
WEL-244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer, 2 cr.
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Short-Circuiting Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended. This course aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1-7.
 
WEL-245 Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer, 2 cr.
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer.  Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.
 
WEL-251 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel, 2 cr.
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 7 – Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.
 
WEL-252 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum, 1 cr.
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for gas tungsten arc welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on aluminum in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course.  This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 13 – 17, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.
 
WEL-253 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austenitic Stainless Steel, 1 cr.
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on austenitic stainless steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12 as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.
 
WEL-254 Welding Inspection and Testing Principles, 1 cr.
Students will visually examine test weldments and thermally cut surfaces per multiple welding codes, standards, and specifications. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 9: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles.
 
WEL-274 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I, 3 cr.
Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the shielded metal arc welding process. Students will perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4 - Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3 - Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
 
WEL-275 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II, 3 cr.
Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (informally known as stick welding) process. Students perform American Welding Society complaint welds on carbon steel, in vertical up and overhead configurations, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key
Indicator 2.
 
WEL-310 Pipe Welding, 5 cr.
Develops the exacting techniques required to properly weld pipe installations. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisites: WEL-160, WEL-180, WEL-183.
 
WEL-334 Trade & Industry Welding, 2 cr.
Principles and applications of gas and MIG welding theory, safety and shop practices are covered. Lecture and laboratory.
 
WEL-337 Industrial Technical Welding, 2 cr.

Introduction to electric, gas, wire and oxy-acetylene welding. 

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