Introduction to Welding Processes
Designed to give the non-welding major competencies in the three main welding processes used in industry today: shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Introduction to oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting systems will be included. 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 blueprint 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
Designed to prepare collision repair students with the needed welding competencies to return a vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Oxy-acetylene welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding are covered. Introduction of cutting operations with oxy-fuel and plasma systems will be included. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
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 multiple positions with emphasis put on the flat and horizontal positions. The fundamentals of AC and DC current and various types of power sources will also be covered. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL116. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc II
The theory introduced in WEL 114 will be applied in this course. Development of practical hands-on techniques with various power sources using AC and DC current in multiple positions with the emphasis on flat and horizontal position. 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 metals. An introduction to single and multi-pass welds using a variety of electrode wire types, diameters and transfer modes. 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. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL129. Spring Only.
Gas Metal Arc II
Continued laboratory practice of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) introduced in WEL 120. Activities include fundamental applications on ferrous metals in all positions using various modes of metal transfer and wire electrodes. 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. Welding will be done using all positions. Joining dissimilar metals and metal identification is covered. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL123. Spring Only.
Flux Cored I
Advanced theory on the advantages and disadvantages of Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) will be emphasized. The American Welding Society’s (AWS) numbering system for FCAW will be explained. Other topics, which will be covered, are technical terms, gases, their mixtures, and the various types of fluxes used. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL136. Fall Only.
Flux Cored II
Continuation of the hands-on activities introduced in WEL132. Weld with the flux-cored arc welding process using semi-automatic machines in all positions with a variety of electrode wires, diameters and gases. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): WEL132. Fall Only.
Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes I
The principles and applications of advanced modes of transfer for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) will be applied to ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Introduction to single- and multi-pass welds using a variety of electrode wire types, diameters and transfer modes. The emphasis of the class will be on modified short circuit (STT, RMD, CMT), GMAW-CV and GMAW-P for aluminum and stainless steels. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL120. Corequisite(s): WEL212. Fall Only.
Advanced Semi-Automatic Processes II
Continued laboratory practice of advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-CV, -P, STT, RMD, CMT) introduced in WEL 211. Activities include fundamental applications on ferrous pipe and tubing, and non-ferrous metals in all positions using various modes of metal transfer and wire electrodes. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL124. Corequisite(s): WEL211. 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.
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; 2G, 5G, 6G will be used. Restriction weldments similar to those 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. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL114 and WEL116. Corequisite(s): 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, ASTM, and API are used and the AWS numbering systems are covered. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL230 and WEL234. Corequisite(s): WEL239. Spring Only.
Shielded Metal Arc V
Introduction to the standard practice of joining plate using the open root and backing bars techniques. The E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes are used. All position welding of plate of various joint designs, including variation of bevels, is also covered. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL114 and WEL116. Corequisite(s): WEL230. Fall Only.
Shielded Metal Arc VI Pipe Welding
Standard practices of joining pipe using the open root technique. The E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes will be used. All welding positions will be covered (2G, 5G, 6G & 6GR). The techniques associated with API 1104 down-hand welding technique will be 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, and use of computer software to create programs. CAD/CAM software is used to produce and trouble shoot programs. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL102.
Study includes the safety of robotics in industrial applications and different types of end effectors. Lab work includes operating various pieces of industrial equipment and robotic systems using computer and teach pendant modes 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL120.
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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Spring Only.
Fabrication of Alloys
Fundamental principles of welding metallurgy applied to the joining of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Use of iron-carbon diagrams and isothermal transformation diagrams to show changes in material properties caused by heat. Lab topics to include cladding, joining of ferrous and nonferrous metals, surfacing, heat treatments, and corrosion. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MSC106. Fall Only.
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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): CET230 or CET275. Fall Only.
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 will be emphasized. The requirements and duties of the certified welding inspector will be discussed. Qualifications of welding procedures and specifications along with qualification of the welding operator are covered, with respect to AWS, API, and ASME standards. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): QAL237 and WEL102. Spring Only.
Project Proposal Lecture
Theory and practice of defining, planning, and cost estimation of solutions to engineering problems. Emphasis on solving problems using the tools, techniques, and practices common to industry and engineering profession. Special emphasis will be placed on defining the purpose of a project proposal, who should write the proposal, and what should be contained in the proposal. Course work includes a formal project proposal to be completed and tracked using Microsoft Project or other comparable software. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)
Specialized off-campus, industry-based work experience applies knowledge and skills developed during Welding and Welding Engineering 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. This internship experience requires a minimum of 300 work experience hours, but may include more hours depending on the individual needs of the internship experience. In addition to work experience hours, students are also required to satisfactorily complete the internship experience through a final employer evaluation or assessment. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 20 Internship)
Senior Welding Project
Individualized learning experience working under a faculty mentor, completing a finished project as outline by a project proposal from prior coursework. Successful completion of project requires a finished project, including executive summary, an evaluation process, and a verbal presentation. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): WEL494.