Introduction to Welding Processes
Study designed to give the non-welding major basic competencies in the four main welding processes used in industry today: shielded metal arc welding; oxy-acetylene welding and cutting; gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Introduction to acetylene and electric welding for HVAC students. Acetylene welding of sheet metal. Oxyacetylene cutting and brazing. Basic skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Oxygen Fuel Welding (OFW). 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Spring Only.
Welding Blueprint and Layout
Introduction to blue print reading fundamentals specifically for students in the welding field. Emphasis on the interpretation and understanding of mechanical drawings, specifications, and notes. The American Welding Society (AWS) welding symbols and related applications found in the welding and fabrication industry are covered. Fundamentals of CAD are introduced and used to layout projects and interpret prints. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Collision Repair Welding
Study that prepares Collision Repair students with the needed welding competencies to return a vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Instruction in three welding processes: oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting I
Introduction to shop safety. Course work includes the welding and brazing of various metals in all positions, the theory of welding and brazing, and the cutting of ferrous metals using oxy-acetylene hand and machine methods. Basic welding layout is included. (Formerly WEL 111) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL115. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc I
Introduction to the principles and practices of basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various types of mild steel electrodes in all positions. The fundamentals of AC and DC current and various types of power sources are covered. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL116. Fall Only.
Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting II
Continuation of the theory and applications, with advanced skill development in welding, brazing, and cutting. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL113. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc II
Hands-on practice with various electrodes and power sources using AC and DC current in all positions. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL114. Fall Only.
Gas Metal Arc I
Principles and applications of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), applied to ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys. Hands-on work includes performing single and multi-pass welds using a variety of electrode wire types, diameters, and transfer modes. (Formerly a combination of WEL121 and WEL 122) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL124. Spring Only.
Gas Tungsten Arc I
Introduction to the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Theory is applied to related equipment, electrical concepts, material properties, arc characteristic, puddle control, and appropriate application of filler materials. Welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions is covered. Admittance to course by successful completion of prerequisites or permission of instructor. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL113. Corequisite(s): WEL129. Spring Only.
Gas Metal Arc II
Continued laboratory practice of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Activities include fundamental applications on ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions using various modes of metal transfer and wire electrodes. (Formerly a combination of WEL125 and WEL126) 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL120. Spring Only.
Gas Tungsten Arc II
Laboratory activities, with emphasis on the welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in various joint configurations. All welding is done using all positions. Joining dissimilar metals and metal identification are covered. Admittance to this course by successful completion of prerequisites or permission of instructor. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL113. Corequisite(s): WEL123. Spring Only.
Flux Cored and Sub-Arc I
Advanced theory on Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). The advantages and disadvantages of the two processes are discussed. The American Welding Society's (AWS) numbering system for both processes is explained. Other topics include technical terms, gases, their mixtures, and the various types of fluxes used. (Formerly WEL 231) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL214. Fall Only.
Gas Tungsten Arc III
Advanced gas tungsten arc welding, building upon theory covered in previous course work. Welding applications of special metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, and titanium are discussed. Theory and practice of GTAW on ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions are covered, as are pipe and tube set-up and welding of open root and consumable inserts. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL123 and WEL129. Corequisite(s): WEL219. Spring Only.
Flux Cored and Sub-Arc II
Continuation of the hands-on activities, including using the flux-cored arc welding process using semi-automatic machines in all positions with a variety of electrode wires, diameters, and gases. Submerged arc welding is performed in the flat and horizontal position with semi-automatic torches using gravity or pressurized systems. Instruction on machine applications is also included. (Formerly WEL235) 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL210. Fall Only.
Gas Tungsten Arc IV
Continued hands-on study of gas tungsten arc welding with extensive welding of ferrous/non-ferrous metals and pipe and tube. Basic welding positions common to the pipe and tube industry; 1G, 2G, 5G, 6G are used. Restriction weldments similar to that found when welding boiler tube water-walls are employed. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL123 and WEL129. Corequisite(s): WEL213. Spring Only.
Shielded Metal Arc III
Study of various joint designs for the various positions with different types of electrodes. Advanced shielded metal arc techniques for welding plate to AWS standards along with various techniques used in industry. Theory of cast iron welding is introduced. (Formerly WEL241) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL114 and WEL116. Corequisite(s): WEL233 or WEL234. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc IV/Pipe Welding
Study of structural and pipe welding techniques using various types of electrodes using shielded metal arc welding. Specifications of the ASME, API are used and the AWS numbering systems are covered. Concepts covered include air carbon arc gouging and the safety measures required. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL230 and WEL234 and WEL239. Spring Only.
Shielded Metal Arc V
Introduction to the standard practice of joining plate using the open root and backing bars. The E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes are used. All position welding of plate of various joint design including variation of bevels along with cast iron welding in the flat position are covered. (Formerly WEL245) 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL114 and WEL116. Corequisite(s): WEL230. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc VI Pipe Welding
Introduction to standard practices of joining pipe using the open root and chill rings. The E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes are used, as are fixed horizontal, fixed vertical, and fixed 45-degree welding positions. The techniques associated with API 1104 down-hand welding are covered. Welding processes may be combined. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL230 and WEL234. Corequisite(s): WEL233. Spring Only.
Basic CNC Programming
Introduction to the theory and applications of programming and operation of CNC cutting equipment. Set up of equipment, electrical concepts, absolute and incremental programming, and use of computer software to create programs. CAD/CAM software is used to produce programs as well as trouble shooting programs. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL102 or EDT107. Fall Only.
Introduction to robotics, robot classification and the application of robotics to the welding industry. Study includes the safety of robotics in industrial applications and the different types of end effectors. Lab work includes operating various robotic systems using computer and teach pendant modes. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL120. Spring Only.
Specialized off-campus, industry-based work experience applies knowledge and skills developed during Welding and Fabrication Technology instruction. The experience also provides a functional understanding of the work environment, hones interpersonal and technical communication skills, and enhances social and civic competencies. Conducted in accordance with explicitly defined guidelines and procedures. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship)
Exploration of the various automated cutting and welding processes used in the welding industry. Topics include a basic introduction to the concepts of continual process improvement, the Deming management philosophy, statistical process control (SPC), and other process improvement philosophies. Focus on gaining insight into the problems encountered in achieving quality and understanding important techniques used to solve quality problems. (Formerly WEL300) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Fabrication of Alloys
Fundamental principles of welding metallurgy applied to the joining of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Iron carbon diagrams and isothermal transformation diagrams to show changes in material properties caused by heat. Topics to include cladding, joining of stainless steels, titanium, cobalt alloys, and nickel alloys. Principles and application of the metallizing process. (Formerly WEL425) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MSC106 and WEL120 and WEL123 and WEL210 and WEL230. As needed.
Industrial Weld Design
Introduction to the design, drawing, manufacturing engineering, and cost considerations of creating weldments. Includes engineering graphics review, estimation of welding costs, production considerations needed in designing and fabricating of weldments, tolerance dimensioning, mechanical and section properties of materials, load and stress analysis, and code requirements for welding. Codes covered include AWS D1.1, API 1104, and ASME Section 9. (Formerly WEL247) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): CET230.
Welding Codes and Procedures
Review of standard welding terms and definitions along with the standard welding symbols used in the welding industry. Visual inspection of weld discontinuities commonly found in welding is emphasized. The requirements and duties of the certified welding inspector are discussed. Qualifications of welding procedures and specifications along with qualification of the welding operator are covered, with respect to AWS, API, and ASME standards. Admittance to this course by successful completion of prerequisites or permission of the instructor. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EDT107 and QAL237 or QAL237 and WEL102. As needed.