WELD Welding Courses

WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval only.

Description: 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, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.

WELD 1005 - Welding and Cutting Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Provisional Admission.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course introduces the student to basic welding and cutting techniques. Topics include welding safety, Oxyfuel cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, Air Carbon Arc cutting and gouging, base metal preparation, and weld quality requirements. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Levels I and II welding curricula.

WELD 1007 - Welding Technology Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Provisional Admission.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course introduces the student to basic welding and cutting techniques. Topics include welding safety, Oxyfuel cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, Air Carbon Arc cutting and gouging, base metal preparation, and weld quality requirements.

WELD 1010 - Oxyfuel Cutting

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval only.

Description: Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided.

WELD 1015 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course is the first of two courses dedicated to Shielded Metal Arc Welding procedures. Topics include SMAW equipment and setup, electrodes, and beads and fillet welds. This course aligns with modules found in NCCER Level I welding curriculum.

WELD 1020 - Oxyacetylene Welding

Credit Hours: 2

Pre-requisites: None.

Description: Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary to perform basic oxyacetylene welding operations. Topics include: welding theory; oxyacetylene welding safety; use of gas cylinders and regulators; use of torches, tips, and apparatus; welding without filler rods; running beads with filler rods; butt, open butt, and lap joints; and brazing and soldering. Practice in the laboratory is provided.

WELD 1025 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course is the second in a series of Basic Shielded Metal Arc welding practices. Topics include joint fit-up and alignment, groove welds with backing, and open V-groove welds. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Level I welding curriculum.

WELD 1030 - Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: WELD 1000 - Intro to Welding Technology [2].

Description: This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints and sketches. An emphasis is placed on identifying types of welds, and the associated abbreviations and symbols.

WELD 1035 - Gas Metal and Flux-Cored Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course covers the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flus Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Topics include Equipment and filler metals and plate welding. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Level II welding curricula.

WELD 1037 - GMAW and FCAW Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Provisional Admission.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course covers the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flus Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Topics include welding symbols and print reading, metal characteristics, pre-heating and post-heating of metals, equipment and filler metals, and plate welding.

WELD 1040 - Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval only.

Description: This course introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in flat positions. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial welds.

WELD 1045 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course provides an overview of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Topics include welding safety, power sources, electrodes, equipment, GTAW torches, filler metals, equipment setup and plate welding. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Level II welding curricula.

WELD 1050 - Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval only.

Description: 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.

WELD 1055 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Welds

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course explains how to set up shielded metal arc (SMAW) equipment for open-root V -groove welds on carbon steel pipe. This course aligns with select modules in NCCER Level III welding curricula.

WELD 1060 - Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: WELD 1040 - Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding [2] AND WELD 1050 - Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding [2].

Description: 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.

WELD 1065 - GMAW and FCAW Pipe Welds

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course explains how to set up gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) equipment for open-root V-groove Welds. It includes procedures for open-root V-groove welds with GMAWE and FCAW equipment on pipe in a variety of positions. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Level III welding curricula.

WELD 1070 - Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: WELD 1060 - Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding [2].

Description: 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.

WELD 1075 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pipe Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course explains how to prepare GTAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds on carbon steel and stainless steel pipe in all positions.

WELD 1085 - SMAW Stainless Steel Groove Welds

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: COFC 1080 - Construction Trades Core.

Description: This course explains how to make SMAW open-root V-groove welds on stainless steel plate and pipe in all positions. This course aligns with select modules found in NCCER Level 3 welding curricula.

WELD 1090 - Gas Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology [2].

Description: 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.

WELD 1110 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology [2].

Description: 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.

WELD 1120 - Preparation for Industrial Qualification

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: WELD 1040 - Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding [1] AND WELD 1070 - Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding [1] AND WELD 1090 - Gas Metal Arc Welding [1] AND WELD 1110 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding [1].

Description: Introduces industrial qualification methods, procedures, and requirements. Students are prepared to meet the qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and standards. Topics include: test methods and procedures, national industrial codes and standards, fillet and groove weld specimens, and preparation for qualifications and job entry.

WELD 1125 - GMAW and GTAW Aluminum Plate Welds

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Description: This course introduces the student to aluminum plate welding techniques using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) equipment. Topics include aluminum metallurgy, equipment set up and use, aluminum wire, shielding gas, and fillet and V-groove welds.

WELD 1150 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: WELD 1000 - Intro to Welding Technology [1] AND WELD 1110 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding [1].

Description: 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.

WELD 1151 - Fabrication Processes

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: WELD 1030 - Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology [1].

Description: Presents practices common in the welding and metal fabrication industry. Topics include: metal fabrication safety and health practices and metal fabrication procedures.

WELD 1153 - Flux Cored Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology [1].

Description: 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.

WELD 1154 - Plasma Cutting

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: WELD 1000 - Introduction to Welding Technology [1].

Description: Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for plasma cutting. Topics include: safety practices; plasma torch and theory; plasma machine set up and operation; and plasma cutting techniques.

WELD 1156 - Ornamental Iron Works

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: WELD 1010 - Oxyfuel Cutting [1], WELD 1030 - Blueprint Reading for Welding Technology [1], WELD 1040 - Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding [1], WELD 1090 - Gas Metal Arc Welding [1].

Description: Provides an introduction to ornamental ironworks with emphasis on safety practices, equipment and ornamental ironwork techniques. Topics include: introduction to ornamental ironworks and safety practices; use of scroll machine, and use of bar twister.

WELD 1330 - Metal Welding and Cutting Techniques

Credit Hours: 2

Pre-requisites: Provisional Admission.

Description: This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of metal welding and cutting techniques. Instruction is provided in safety and health practices, metal fabrication preparation, and metal fabrication procedures.

WELD 1500 - Welding and Joining Technology Practicum/Internship

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Advisor approval only.

Description: Provides additional skills application in an industrial setting through a cooperative agreement among industry, the Welding Joining Technology program, and the student to furnish employment in a variety of welding occupations. Emphasizes student opportunities to practice welding skills in a hand on situation and to work in an industrial environment under the supervision of a master welding technician. Supplements and complements the courses taught in the Welding and Joining Technology program. Topics include: application of welding and joining skills, appropriate employability skills, problem solving, adaptability to job equipment and technology, progressive productivity, and acceptable job performance.