Course Descriptions

Welding 100 The Fundamentals of Welding

Through the methods of lecture/discussion, films, and demonstration, the student will be introduced to electric and gas welding and cutting. The student will be provided with the fundamental principles of joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals, welding and cutting processes, equipment operation, and safety procedures. The student will develop the skills to safely use oxy-acetylene cutting equipment and the skills to use the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process in all positions. Training will also be included in plasma cutting and air carbon arc gouging with an introduction to shop fabrication equipment.


Welding 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I

The student will be taught the operation of AC transformers and DC motor generator arc welding sets, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. The student will acquire the ability to weld in the flat and horizontal positions with a variety of electrodes. The student will acquire manipulative skill, and demonstrate his/her ability by passing an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Sec. IX welder qualification test in the 2G position.


Welding 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II

The student will gain skills welding in the vertical and overhead positions. The student will also be required to pass an ASME welder qualification test in the vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) positions.


Welding 130 Inert Gas Welding (GTAW)

The student will acquire the ability to set up GTAW equipment and the skills to prepare tungsten electrodes for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The student will develop welding skills in various positions and with a variety of base metals.


Welding 141 Welder Qualification Tests

Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. (Prerequisites WEL 123 and WEL 160). Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.


Welding 145 Welding Metallurgy

Through the use of lab experiments the student will be able to understand the physical changes that take place in metals during and after welding. The student will also perform basic heat treating experiments to gain an understanding of their effects on steels.


Welding 160 Semi-Automatic Welding Processes

The student will be able to set up and adjust gas metal arc equipment for welding in all positions. The student will gain skills with both solid and cored wire. The student will also pass an ASME welder qualification test in at least the horizontal and vertical positions.


Welding 199 299 Supervised Study in Welding

The student will be assigned independent studies to complete for the purpose of gaining the abilities to fabricate, solve problems, and further develop the skills learned in the prerequisite welding courses. The student will also design a special welding course covering a special skill area, e.g., GTAW pipe welding, GMAW pipe welding, etc. The student will pass welder qualification tests in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW.


Safety 126 Principles of industrial Safety

Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safegaurds. fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protectionequipment and general safety principles and promotion. Lecture 3 hours per week.


CAD 161 Blueprint Reading

Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, detail of drafting shop processes and terminology, assembly drawings and exploded views. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and conventions in blueprint reading. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 161 and DRF 161.) Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.


CAD 231 Computer Aided Drafting

Teaches computer aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components and operate a typical CAD system. Lecture 1 hour. Labratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.