WLD* - Welding Technology

WLD4010 Welding Processes I

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Emphasizes oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, introduction to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and plasma arc cutting.  Topics include soft soldering, braxing, silver soldering, and oxy-acetylene welding in flat, horizontal and vertical positions using several joint designs, efficient use of hand and machine oxy-acetylene torch cutting, basic setup and operation, plasma arc cutting setup and operation, and industrial safety.

WLD4011 Welding Processes II

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Introduction to Electric Arc Welding Processes emphasizing the basics of Shielded Metal Art Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding.  Students will develop basic knowledge and skill in setup and safe use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) to industry standards.

WLD4047 Advanced Individual Welding 

3 credits    (6 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Allows the students to either specialize in welding techniques and processes they find appropriate for their needs and/or design, draw, estimate, order material, lay out and fabricate an individualized project.  Students will utilize practical application of industry methods in accomplishing these goals. Prerequisites: WLD4155.

WLD4050 Welding and Joining Processes

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Introduces the application of modern welding, joining and forming processes on new emerging manufacturing materials.  The focus is on new welding and joining processes for ferrous and non-ferrous metals and various materials used in manufacturing.  Metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and properties of other materials will be researched.  Prerequisites: WLD4061 and WLD4125 with a “C” or better.

WLD4061 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

6 credits    (2 lec, 8 lec/lab hrs/wk)  This course covers shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) including safety, arc welding fundamentals, polarity, amperage ranges, weld techniques, weld defects, causes, and cures. Students learn through lecture, demonstration, and practical application of skills and concepts. Lab activities will cover flat, horizontal, and vertical welds using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. 

WLD4100 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Covers all aspects of manual gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) from safety and process operation through welding techniques and applications. Emphasis will be on safety, equipment setup, manual welding techniques, and procedures for both ferrous and non-ferrous materials, quality control and inspection, and industrial codes and procedures.

WLD4125 Gas Metal Arc Welding

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Covers gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process. The semi-automatic gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process and manual welding techniques will be presented.  Equipment needs, setup, joint design, filler metals, shielding gases, welding techniques, along with safety will be stressed.  Proper joint design, preparation, and welding techniques for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification standards and testing methods will be emphasized.  Lab activities will cover all position butt and fillet welds on mild steel, and basic techniques on aluminum and stainless steel.

WLD4126 Flux Cored Arc Welding

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Covers flux cored arc welding (FCAW)  process. The semi-automatic flux cored arc welding (FCAW) process, both with and without shielding gas, and manual welding techniques will be presented. Equipment needs, setup, joint design, filler metals, shielding gases, welding techniques, along with safety, will be stressed.  Proper joint design, preparation, and welding to American Welding Society (AWS) certification standards and testing methods will be emphasized.  Lab activities will cover all position welds.

WLD4150 Pipe Fitting and Welding

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Introduces pipe layout, fitting, and arc welding covering basic pipe and piping information, basic pipe layout practices, and basic pipe welding techniques.  Safety, quality and proper weld technique will be stressed according to industry standards for appearance and weld soundness. Prerequisites: WLD410 and WLD4061 with a "C" or better.

WLD4151 Advanced Pipe Fitting and Welding

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Theory and practical applicatoin and pipe joint preparation an design; API (American Petroleum Institute) and AWS (American Welding Society) welding codes specifications for pipe and pipe fittings; geometric curve design for branced join of piping system; wire and electrodes selections; advanced welding blue print and pipe welding symbols; SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW of pipe joints; metallurgical transformation of weld Heat Affected Area (HAA); welding discontinuities and defects; destructive and non-destructive testing; and methods of inspection and testing. Prerequisites: WLD4150 with a "C" or better.

WLD4152 Advanced Pipe Fitting and Fabrication

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk) With continuance of WLD*4151, this class introduces students to the inservice welding on pressurized piping and hands-on tapping and plugging, utilizing pipe line pressure control fittings (PCF's). Prerequisites: WLD4150 with a "C" or better.

WLD4153 Pipe Fitting Workshop: Certification Preparation

3 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course prepares students for pipe fitting and fabrication certification tests.  The course emphasis will be applied to 5G and 6G pipe certifications.  Prerequisites: WLD4152 with a "C" or better.

WLD4155 Fitting and Fabrication

4 credits    (1 lec, 4 lec/lab hrs/wk)  Emphasizes layout and fitting skills applicable to an industrial welding and fabrication shop including reading prints, estimating and ordering material, performing layout and cutting work, fitting pieces into assemblies, and weld-out procedures applicable to fabricating a finished product.  Emphasizes problem-solving and cooperation within an industrial-like environment.  Safety, accuracy, quality and a commitment to excellence emphasized. 
Prerequisite: WLD4061 with a "C" or better.

WLD4165 Welding Lab A

3 credits    (9 lab hrs/wk)  Development of the student's ability to weld on a variety of metals using a variety of welding processes.  The skill development of the course will include print reading and interpretation, material layout and cutting, joint preparation, process determination, machine setup, welding and inspection of final project.  Emphasis will be on welding techniques that meet or exceed industrial standards. Prerequisite: WLD4061, may be taken concurrently.

WLD4166 Welding Lab B

3 credits    (9 lab hrs/wk)  Continuation of WLD4165 in developing the student's ability to weld on a variety of metals using  a variety of welding processes.  The skill development of the course will include print reading and interpretation, material layout and cutting, joint preparation, process determination, machine setup, welding and inspection of final project.  Emphasis will be on welding techniques that meet or exceed industrial standards. Prerequisite: WLD4165 with a “C” or better.

WLD9225 Welding Workshop: Certification Preparation

0.25-3 credits    (8-90 lab hrs/total)  Provides experienced welders with lab time for practice in basic welding techniques for skills upgrading and/or certification. The instructor is available for technical assistance.  Prerequisites: WLD4061, WLD4125 or WLD4126 with a “C” or better or instructor consent.
 



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