Welding Technology

WELD-141: Welding Basics, Credits = 4
Opportunity to select customized welding process instruction for application training, industry practices, hobby uses, or skill development to meet employer/employment requirements.

WELD-151: Shielded Metal Arc Welding I, Credits = 1 - 17
Entry-level student training in safe practices of fuel gas cutting/welding and shielded metal arc welding. Topics include equipment operation, industry practices, arc welding fundamentals, material preparation methods, basic electricity, metals and electrodes, shop work ethics, and print reading/layout procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-152: Shielded Metal Arc Welding II, Credits = 1 - 17
Training in safe and proper SMAW arc welding procedures and techniques will be covered, including arc welding equipment setup, E-6010 and E-7018 electrode practice, shop work practice, demonstrations, and classroom presentations. Prerequisite: WELD 151 and instructor permission.

WELD-153: Shielded Metal Arc Welding III, Credits = 1 - 17
Additional experience and training in safe SMAW welding procedures and the opportunity to complete AWS/WABO certification tests. Prerequisite: WELD 152 and instructor permission.

WELD-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 15
This course offers students the opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the welding industry. The formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: WELD 191.

WELD-196: Welding Skill Development I, Credits = 1 - 17
This course provides variable lab times and credits to meet individual requirements. A contract is developed with instructor to meet the students' needs. Grades and credits are assigned according to contract specifications and student accomplishments. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
This course provides students the opportunity to study and train to meet established local needs in the welding industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-255: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Credits = 1 - 17
This course explores Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes on ferrous and nonferrous materials. Topics include safe and proper GTAW equipment setup requirements, process variables, material requirements, and welding procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-256: Gas Metal Arc Welding, Credits = 1 - 17
This course provides Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) experience on ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Topics include welding equipment setup and safety procedures, welding practices and procedures for various applications, and equipment maintenance procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-270: Shielded Metal Arc - Pipe, Credits = 1 - 17
The focus of this course is on industry practices involving pipe welding and welder certification. Topics include welding procedures, specifications, preparation of test samples, testing, and acceptance standards. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly WELD 254.

WELD-296: Welding Skill Development II, Credits = 1 - 17
This course is a continuance of WELD 196, designed to provide students variable lab time and credits to meet individual requirements. A contract is developed with instructor to meet the student's needs. Grades and credits are assigned according to contract specifications and student accomplishments. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

WELD-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 17
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard welding curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

WELD-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge, and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress. Students must complete at least two of the welding skill tests per AWS/WABO standards. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the last quarter of the AAAS Welding degree.