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WELD 110: Introduction to Welding Processes

Prerequisite(s):
- There are no formal prerequisites or placement testing requirements for this course

Introduction to Welding Processes examines general welding practices and their application within an industrial facility. You will learn welding practices such as: cutting, soldering, brazing, SMAW, GMAW, and TIG. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WELD 116: Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of WELD 110
(no literacy placement testing required)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I covers SMAW welding techniques, procedures, and safety. You will begin to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals by gaining entry-level welding ability in meeting industrial requirements and learning welding a variety of metals in the flat and horizontal positions using approved electrodes. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WELD 217: Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of WELD 116
(no literacy placement testing required)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II covers SMAW welding techniques, procedures, and safety; advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. You will continue to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals by learning to weld a variety of metals in all positions using approved electrode and design. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WELD 218: Gas Metal Arc Welding

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of WELD 116
(no literacy placement testing required)

Gas Metal Arc Welding covers GMAW (also called MIG) welding techniques, procedures, and safety; advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. You will learn about FCAW processes using shielded and non-shielded electrode wire. You will continue to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals by learning to weld a variety of metals in all positions using approved electrode wire and design. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WELD 219: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of WELD 217
(no literacy placement testing required)

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding covers GTAW welding techniques, procedures, and safety; advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. You will continue to prepare for the AWS welder qualification test for ferrous and non-ferrous metals by learning about welding a variety of metals using the GTAW process. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

WELD 220: Welding Fabrication for Industry

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of WELD 218
(no literacy placement testing required)

Welding Fabrication for Industry is a course designed to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their technical welding skills in preparation for industry. You will learn about safety, set-up techniques, quality production, economics of design, fixturing, hold-downs and clamping, and support materials; manufacturers require these skills in order to improve production and safety in the workplace. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.