BWLD101 Welding Safety
Students will become familiar with all the general safety precautions of the welding environment, including use of tools and PPE, cutting and arc welding safety, hazardous substances and job site regulations such as OSHA and MSDS’s. This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses.
BWLD102 Oxy-Acetylene Cutting and Beveling
Students will master the operation of the torch and become knowledgeable of the gases used in this cutting process. Cutting, beveling and gouging of various thicknesses of steel using appropriate tip size, will be accomplished. Also the use of alternate fuels will be covered.
BWLD103 SMAW Theory
This course continues the foundation introduced in BWLD102 by introducing the SMAW processes fundamental to all applications: power sources, electrode identification, joint design, preparation and fit-up, and oxy-fuel cutting according to AWS Standards.
BWLD104 SMAW Lab
This course provides hands-on instruction in the application of the theories introduced in BWLD102 and BWLD103. Students will apply their skill in laying multiple beads in four welding positions. This course prepares the student for weld certification and advanced arc welding classes according to AWS Standards.
BWLD106 Blueprint Reading I
This course introduces the different lines, dimensions, and symbols used in blueprints, as well as the views, symbols, and inspection markings. Measurement and math for welders will be covered.
BWLD108 MIG Welding Lab
Students will learn safety procedures, set up and operation of machines, trouble-shooting, and weld with solid and fluxed cored welding wire in all positions according to AWS standards.
BWLD110 Math for Welders
This course covers basic mathematical concepts including the use of a calculator. It is designed to improve the student’s analytical thinking skills by demonstrating how problems are solved and by encouraging students to verbalize their problem solving strategies. Topics covered are whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and SI metric system.
BWLD201 Welding Safety II
Students will build on their knowledge by covering more detail on previous subjects as well as new topics such as harnesses and tie-offs, lifting and ladder safety, welding gases and proper ventilation, confined spaces and TIG welding. This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses. (Prerequisite: BWLD101)
BWLD202 Welding Safety III
Students will build on their knowledge by covering more detail on previous subjects as well as new topics such as band saw and pipe cutting safety, the basics of electrical safety, grinding and the injury reporting process. This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses. (Prerequisites: BWLD101, 201)
BWLD205 TIG Welding Theory
Students will learn the proper gases used in TIG welding, as well as the proper applications used on carbon steel, stainless and aluminum. (Prerequisites: BWLD102, 103, 104, 107, 108)
BWLD206 Blueprint Reading II
This course completes the study of measurement and math covered in BWLD106, working with more complicated drawings and markings. Students will master the blueprint reading
required for employment in the field. (Prerequisite: BWLD106)
BWLD210 TIG Welding Lab
This course is designed to give students practical work experience in gas tungsten arc welding (TIG). Students will learn to properly set up and operate equipment, and make quality welds in all positions on 16 and 11 gauge mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate. This course will also provide the opportunity for skill development in "walking-the-cup" technique to deposit the route and hot passes on mild steel pipe according to AWS Standards. (Prerequisites: BWLD102,103,104,107,108)
BWLD215 Advanced Arc Welding
This course builds upon the skills and applications introduced in WLD103 and WLD104. It prepares students for the Structural Steel Certification Test (Unlimited D1.1) in vertical and overhead positions according to AWS Standards. (Prerequisites: BWLD102,103,104,107,108)
BWLD216 Plasma Cutting Technology
This course is designed to introduce students to what plasma is, how it works and how it is used in industry today. It also covers the safe operation of the plasma machine, and the gases, pressures and consumables used in the cutting process.
BWLD218 Pipe Cutting and Welding Prep
Using a torch, students will master precision cuts and bevel pipe to thirty-seven degree angles in preparation of the welding application. Accuracy in preparing the pipe is paramount to the weld itself. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will be performed. (Prerequisites: BWLD202, 225 or POI)
BWLD220 Pipe Welding
Participants will learn to weld carbon steel pipe in the 6G position. This course will focus on ASME Certification (open root, full penetration). This skill places our graduates in high demand for advanced-level jobs in a variety of companies offering attractive pay and benefit packages. Carbon steel TIG pipe welding will be introduced in accordance with student proficiencies. (Prerequisites: BWLD202, 225 or POI)
BWLD222 Precision Welding Certification
This advanced gas tungsten arc welding course, also known as TIG (tungsten inert gas), prepares the student with the skills needed to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 Aerospace Certification test. (Co-requisites: BWLD201, 205, 206, 210, 215, & 216)
BWLD223 Welding Co-op
The Co-op provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in an industrial setting. It provides supplemental laboratory experience on an extensive array of equipment and processes. The students will be required to work in some type of approved work experience that will enable them to utilize the skills learned as students in the Precision Welding Certificate program. The responsibility for finding a suitable work experience lies with the student and not WMCC. Faculty and staff will assist if possible, but a position meeting the requirements defined in the syllabus is required before enrolling in this course. (Prerequisites: BWLD222)
BWLD224 Welding Capstone
Provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in a project based setting. Provides supplemental laboratory experience on varied equipment and processes. The students will be required to work on some type of approved self-directed project that will enable them to utilize the skills learned as students in the Precision Welding Certificate program. The responsibility for finding or creating a suitable project lies with the student. (Prerequisites: BWLD222)
BWLD225 AWS Certification
This course prepares students for the specific skills necessary for successful completion of the AWS Certification Test (Unlimited Thickness D1.1, Vertical and Overhead). Students and instructors will develop individualized curriculum plans based on career goals, testing choices, and existing skills and needs. (Co-Requisites: BWLD201, 205, 210, 215, 216 or POI)
BWLD227 ASME Certification
This course prepares students for the specific skills necessary for successful completion of the ASME Certification Test (6G Position, Schedule 80 Pipe, Boiler and Pressure Vessel). Students and instructors will develop individualized curriculum plans based on career goals, testing choices, and existing skills and needs. (Prerequisites: BWLD202, 225 or POI)