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WELD 101 Oxy-Fuel Welding, Cutting, and Plasma Cutting

Fall, 4 credit hours

In this course, students learn about Shielded Metal Arc Welding with an overview and use of multiple electrode materials. All positions and procedures are taught and practiced as they apply to each electrode, to include gouging.

WELD 102 SMAW (stick) and Gouging

Fall, 4 credit hours

In this course, students learn about Shielded Metal Arc Welding with an overview and use of multiple electrode materials. All positions and procedures are taught and practiced as they apply to each electrode, to include gouging.

WELD 103 Blueprint Reading

Fall, 3 credit hours

In this course, students learn the technical skills required for blueprint reading. This includes the interpretation of trade drawings and welding symbols, and the application of those skills to practical situations.

WELD 110 GMAW and FCAW (MIG)

Spring 3 credits hours

In this course, students learn the basic technology/equipment as well as the practical skills required for Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding processes. Welding non-ferrous metals with spool gun attachments are also covered.

Prerequisites: WELD 101 or WELD 102

WELD 112 Metallurgy and Testing

Spring, 3 credits hours

In this course, students learn the basic metallurgy knowledge needed for welding including heat treating. Metal and weld testing processes are also covered.

WELD 113 Sheet Metal Fabrication

Fall, 3 credit hours

In this course, students learn pattern making and metal bending processes for sheet metal fabrication. Spot welding and press brake procedures are also covered.

Prerequisites: WELD 101, WELD 103

WELD 201 GTAW (TIG)

Fall, 4 credit hours

In this course, students learn the basic technology/equipment as well as the practical skills required for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Prerequisites: WELD 101, WELD 102 

WELD 202 Code and Inspection

Spring, 2 credit hours

Welding codes and inspection processes are covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: WELD 112

WELD 210 WElding Certification

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course covers the various certifications available in the welding industry as well as the procedures to qualify for a specific weld. Students perform welding certification and qualification procedures.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: WELD 110, WELD 201, WELD 202

WELD 211 Blacksmithing and Ornamental Fabrication

Spring, 3 credit hours

Casting, forging, heat treating, and blacksmithing practices are covered.

Prerequisites: WELD 101, WELD 112

WELD 212 Fabrication and Repair

Spring, 2 credit hours

Students will use techniques and procedures common to the welding and fabrication industry to build functional assemblies and repair parts, including cast iron.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: WELD 110, 112, WELD 113, WELD 201

WELD 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WELDING

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

Special topics in Welding will generally include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.