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WLDG  1308  Metal Sculpture
Techniques and methods of oxy-fuel and electric welding and cutting to produce ornamental and functional items. Skill development in material forming, welding, brazing, and finishing techniques. Includes work ethics, artistic styles, and professionalism. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 3 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1313  Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1428, WLDG 1430, and WLDG 1434. 3 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1317  Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1313. 3 credit hours (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1371  Introduction to Metal Casting
Fundamentals of conceptualizing and producing cast items in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Skill development through the casting process to create objects from different materials. Includes welding, brazing, pattern making, mold making, flask construction and casting of ferrous and non ferrous metals. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 3 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1401  Metalsmithing
Basic skill development in hand-forging steel, forge welding, scroll-forming, shaping, and joinery utilizing hammers, anvils, and coal and gas forges. Emphasis on techniques and processes to demonstrate versatility and skill. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1405  Art Metals
Fundamentals of producing utilitarian and ornamental items in various metals. Skills development through the techniques used in fabrication with sheet and/or stock materials including various welding and cutting processes. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1407  Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes
Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: Oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. Corequisite: WLDG 1428. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

  

WLDG  1413  Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders
A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1428. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1425  Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies. Lab required. Prerequisite: Consent of Discipline Lead. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1428  Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, and various joint designs. Additionally, instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions. Lab required. Prerequisite: Departmental Permit. Corequisite: WLDG 1407. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1430  Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Principles of gas metal arc welding, set-up and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs. Additionally, this is an overview of terminology, safety procedures, and equipment set-up. Practice in performing T-joints, lap joints, and butt joints using Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment. Lab required. Prerequisites: WLDG 1407 and Departmental Permit. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1434  Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including set-up, GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs. Lab required. Prerequisites: WLDG 1407 and Departmental Permit. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  1435  Introduction to Pipe Welding
An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on various welding positions and electrodes. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1428. Corequisite: WLDG 2443. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG 2371  Advanced Welding in Aerospace Applications
Advanced skill development in repair procedures for steel, stainless steel and aluminum materials as applied to American Welding Society (AWS) standards for aircraft and aerospace welding. Includes the selection and application of appropriate methods, materials and equipment for welding, brazing and applied robotics welding. Lab Required. Prerequisites: WLDG 2447 and WLDG 2451. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

WLDG  2413  Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes
Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding, shield metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Lab required. Prerequisites: WLDG 2443, WLDG 2453, and WLDG 2450 or WLDG 2451. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2431  Advanced Blueprint Interpretation and Cost Analysis
A continuation of the Blueprint for Welders course. Emphasis placed on inspection, cost analysis, and estimating. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1413. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2435  Advanced Layout and Fabrication
An advanced course in layout and fabrication. Includes production and fabrication of layout, tools, and processes. Emphasis on application of fabrication and layout skills. Lab required. Prerequisites: WLDG 1317, WLDG 2447, and WLDG 2451. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2440  Advanced Metal Sculpture
Project development in an open-studio atmosphere. Individualized instruction to encourage skill combinations and experimentation. Topics include portfolio preparation and presentation. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1308. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2441  Power Hammer
Skill development in pneumatic, treadle, and trip hammer techniques. Topics include forging various steel alloys and larger stock configurations, tool making, machine care, and hardware. Projects to create functional esthetic objects using power hammers. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1401. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2443  Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in various positions. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1428. Corequisite: WLDG 1435. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2447  Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Advanced topics in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes welding in various positions. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1430. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2450  Orbital Tube Welding
Orbital tube welding in various industries. Special emphasis on the disciplines of orbital tube welding, including cutting, facing, and development of weld procedures. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1434. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2451  Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1434. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2453  Advanced Pipe Welding
Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1435. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2471  Advanced Metal Casting
Project development in an open-studio atmosphere. Individualized instruction to encourage skill combinations and experimentation. Topics include portfolio preparation and presentation. Lab required. Prerequisite: WLDG 1371. 4 credit hours. (W)
Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

 

WLDG  2480  Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Prerequisite: Consent of Discipline Lead. 4 credit hours. (W) Note: Welding classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds repeatedly), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and intense heat for extended periods of time.

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