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WELD Courses

WELD 110: Introduction to Welding Processes
This course examines general welding practices and their application to maintenance procedures within an industrial facility. Topics include such welding practices as: cutting, soldering, brazing, SMAW, GMAW, and TIG. Safety instruction is included. 3 HRS

WELD 116: Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
Prerequisite: WELD 110 or instructor approval. This course is the study of the SMAW welding techniques and procedures. Entry-level ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. The course involves welding a variety of metals in the flat and horizontal positions using approved electrodes. It is designed to prepare the student for the AWS welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals. Safety instruction is included. 3 HRS

WELD 217: Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
Prerequisite: WELD 116 or instructor approval. This course is the study of advanced SMAW techniques and procedures. Advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. The course involves welding a variety of metals in all positions using approved electrode and designed to prepare students for the AWS welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals. Safety instruction related to industry and the process are included. 3 HRS

WELD 218: Gas Metal Arc Welding
Prerequisite: WELD 116 or permission of the instructor. This course is the study of the GMAW (also called MIG) welding techniques and procedures. Advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. This course involves welding a variety of metals in all positions using approved electrode wire and design to prepare the student for the AWS welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals. In addition, FCAW processes using shielded and non-shielded electrode wire will be covered. Safety instruction related to industry is included. 3 HRS

WELD 219: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Prerequisite: WELD 217 or instructor approval. This course is the study of the GTAW (also called TIG) welding techniques, and procedures. Advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. The course includes welding of a variety of metals using the GTAW process. It is designed to prepare the student for the AWS welder qualification test for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Safety instruction related to industry is included. 3 HRS

WELD 220: Welding Fabrication for Industry
Prerequisite: WELD 218 or permission of division dean. Welding Fabrication for Industry is a course designed to allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their technical welding skills in preparation for industry. Topics include safety, set-up techniques, quality production, economics of design, fixturing, hold-downs & clamping and support materials. Manufacturers require these skills in order to improve production, and safety in the workplace. 3 HRS