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WLD - Welding

WLD101 (3 credits)
Welding Fundamentals I
Introduces basic theory of oxy/fuel cutting/welding, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding with emphasis on safety. Includes basic skill development in preparation of metal, welding, and cutting.

WLD102 (3 credits)
Welding Fundamentals II
Continues study in oxy/fuel cutting/welding, shielded metal arc welding, with emphasis on safety. Prerequisite: WLD101.

WLD104 (3 credits)
Blueprint Reading: Mechanical
Introduces blueprints using multi-view projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, title blocks, and drawing formats which are the basis for all graphical communication in the manufacturing industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in the industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. Course also introduces students to blueprint and drawing techniques which will be built upon with additional modules in the program. Dual numbered as MET105. Recommended prerequisite: MTH63.

WLD111 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding I
Covers the fundamentals of welding as required by the metal fabrication industry. Provides extensive hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxygen/acetylene, and plasma cutting of ferrous metals. Also develops skills needed for American Welding Society-based (AWS) certifications and employment in the welding/fabrication industry.

WLD111D (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding for Diesel
Covers the fundamentals of welding required by the metal fabrication industry. Diesel students will be introduced to the principles of electric and gas welding and cutting. Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in a Diesel Technology program.

WLD111M (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding for Manufacturing
Covers the fundamentals of welding required by the metal fabrication industry. Manufacturing students will be introduced to the principles of electric and gas welding and cutting. Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in a Manufacturing Technology program.

WLD112 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding II
Provides students with further instruction in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical and overhead positions. Students will also be introduced to gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes on mild steel. Fitting joints to AWS D1.1 specifications will also be introduced. Prerequisite: WLD111.

WLD113 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding III
Allows students to work towards mastery of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) on both ferrous and non-ferrous materials in all positions. OR-OSHA-based safety training and non-ferrous alloy identification complete the course. Prerequisites: WLD111 and WLD112.

WLD121 (5 credits)
Fabrication and Repair Practices I
As the first of a series of two fabrication and repair courses, students are given a fundamental overview of the various fabrication and repair practices used in the steel fabrication industry, and safety in welding and fabrication. Course is based on the American Welding Society Entry Level Requirements (AWS EG2.0 and AWS QC10) utilizing the instructor’s experience, in accordance with the American Welding Society AWS D1.1 (Structural Welding Code – Steel). Fit-up and alignment of parts to assemble various weldments and pipe joints and the basic procedures of planning, sketching, cost evaluation, ordering, layout, metal preparation, part fabrication, tack-up, and final welding will be introduced and applied.  Shop math, distortion control, how to use squares, protractors, levels, clamps and string lines used in the fit-up process are also taught. Prerequisites: WLD111, MET101. Co-requisite: MET104.

WLD122 (5 credits)
Fabrication and Repair Practices II
The second of two fabrication and repair courses, builds on skills developed in WLD121 and provides an overview of the various fabrication and repair practices used in the steel fabrication industry. Safety in welding and fabrication is emphasized. The course is based on the American Welding Society’s entry-level requirements (AWS EG2.0 and AWS QC10) utilizing the instructor’s experience, and in accordance with the American Welding Society AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. Students receive instruction in fit-up and alignment of parts to assemble various weldments and pipe joints, and the basic procedures of planning, sketching, cost evaluation, ordering, layout, metal preparation, part fabrication, tack-up, and final welding. Advanced shop math, distortion control, and how to use squares, protractors, levels, clamps and string lines used in the fit-up process are included. Prerequisites:  WLD111 and MET101.

WLD123 (6 credits)
Aluminum Boat Building I
First course in a three courses series on aluminum boat building. Students will cover basic terminology associated with aluminum boat manufacturing. Boat layout, metal forming and basic welding techniques utilizing the Gas Metal Arc Welding process in the flat and horizontal position will be covered. Material identifications, applications and dimensions will also be covered. Prerequisites: WLD111M or WLD250D.

WLD124 (6 credits)
Aluminum Boat Building II
Students will build on Aluminum welding skills started in WLD123. Fillet welds in the vertical and overhead using GMAW and GTAW processes. Further understanding of boat structure will be derived through pattern development and forming of components in this class. Students will gain exposure in finishing processes that provide protection and aesthetic elements to a boat. Prerequisite: WLD123.

WLD125 (6 credits)
Aluminum Boat Building III
Third in a three-course series. Students will build on aluminum welding skills covered in WLD123 and WLD124. An understanding of applicable maritime codes, jurisdictional control, and project planning will give students a window into basic management areas necessary in the operation of boat manufacturing entities. Scale model boats will be manufactured as the first step in consolidating all areas covered in previous instructional levels followed by the manufacture of a full size sport boat to round out the student experience. Prerequisites: WLD124.

WLD160 (1 credit)
AWS Certification Seminar: Plate
Covers the definition, application and interpretation of the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Code D1.1. Upon completion of this class students are eligible to take the AWS practical FCAW, GTAW and/or SMAW Unlimited Tests. If passed successfully, students will be awarded the AWS Unlimited 3G and 4G all position welding qualification. Prerequisite: WLD112.

WLD199 (variable credits)
Welding: Special Topics
Provides study for students in technical programs to areas linked to industry. State-of-the-art equipment is used for industry standard-level instruction. Prerequisites: May vary depending on subject offerings.

WLD211 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding IV
Covers the advanced techniques in welding mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and exotic metals using the flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. Includes flux cored and solid wire with machine and spool guns.  Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society certification and employment in the welding / fabrication industry. Prerequisite: WLD111, WLD112 and WLD113.

WLD212 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding V
Covers advanced techniques in welding mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and exotic metals using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society certification and employment in the welding/fabrication industry. Prerequisites: WLD111, WLD112, WLD113, WLD211.

WLD213 (6 credits)
Technology of Industrial Welding VI
Focuses on welding large and small diameter, ferrous and non-ferrous pipe using the SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding processes. Includes pattern development, machine and manual oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, layout, fit-up, inspection, and testing techniques. Also advances skills needed for American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certifications and employment in the welding/fabrication industry. Prerequisite: WLD212.

WLD220 (3 credits)
Machine Tool Maintenance and Repair
Focuses on troubleshooting problems commonly encountered in welding and fabricating equipment. Students will learn basic electrical principles and apply them to simple repair tasks on welding power sources. Removal and replacement of mechanical components on welding equipment and shop equipment (band saws, shears, drill presses, etc.) will round out the students’ ability to function independently in the shop setting. Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score, WR121 or BT114 or designated placement score, and WLD113.

WLD221 (3 credits)
Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections
Studies the differences between various welding codes e.g., American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Steel, ASME Section IX Power Piping, API Pipeline, and others. Focuses on welding procedure specification (WPS), procedure qualification record (PQR), and welder qualification record (WQR). Covers visual inspection, destructive, and nondestructive testing of welds in accordance with the American Welding Society D1.1 and D1.4 welding codes. Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement score, and MTH20 or higher level math or designated placement score.

WLD225 (3 credits)
Industrial Metallurgy
Introduces what effects welding and its related processes have on the basic ferrous and non-ferrous metals students will encounter in the field. Students will develop an understanding of basic metal production, alloying, heat treating and material identification systems. Prerequisites: MTH60 or designated placement score, and WLD113.

WLD250A (2 to 6 credits)
Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW
Focuses on further development of skill in flux cored arc welding as identified by the student and instructor. An individualized plan will be developed to further the students' technical and practical application of self-shielded and/ or gas shielded flux core welding in all positions on carbon steel. Prerequisite: Student must be an Industrial Welding Technology major.

WLD250B (2 to 6 credits)
Selected Topics in Welding: GTAW
Further development of skill in gas tungsten arc welding, as identified by the student and instructor. An individualized plan will be developed to further the students' technical and practical application of GTAW on, but not limited to: mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Prerequisite: Student must be an Industrial Welding Technology major.

WLD250C (2 to 6 credits)
Selected Topics in Welding: SMAW
Will focus on further development of skill in shielded metal arc welding as identified by the student and instructor. An individualized plan will be developed to further the students' technical and practical application of self-shielded and/or gas shielded flux core welding in all positions on carbon steel. Prerequisite: Student must be an Industrial Welding Technology major.

WLD250D (2 to 6 credits)
Selected Topics in Welding: GMAW
Course will focus on further development of skill in gas metal arc welding as identified by the student and instructor. An individualized plan will be developed to further the students' technical and practical application of gas metal arc welding in all positions on carbon steel and Aluminum. Prerequisite: Student must be an Industrial Welding Technology major.

WLD250F (2 to 6 credits)
Selected Topics: Welding Capstone Project
Course designed to build on trade related practices such as welding, project design, layout, project finishing, planning and estimating. Students will utilize the aforementioned areas to independently complete a project to meet requisite hours for the class. Applicable welding processes may be GTAW, FCAW, GMAW and SMAW. Students will complete a detailed planning packet with drawings, schedules, pricing and inspection points where grades will be derived. Prerequisites: WLD113 and student must be an Industrial Welding Technology major.

WLD250P (3 credits)
Selected Topics: CNC Plasma Cutting
Introduces students to the basics of CNC plasma cutting. Participants will learn operation and set-up procedures for CNC plasma as well as geometry creation and programming. This course is recommended for anyone interested in CNC plasma cutting for industry applications or artwork. Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score, and MFG140, WLD112.

WLD260 (1 credit)
AWS Certification Seminar: Pipe
Covers the definition, application and interpretation of the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Code D1.1. Upon completion of this class students are eligible to take the AWS practical FCAW, GTAW and/or SMAW Unlimited Tests. If passed successfully, students will be awarded the AWS Unlimited 6G welding certification. Prerequisite: WLD212.

WLD280 (variable credits)
CWE/Welding
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. Prerequisite: As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program. CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.