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WELD101W Welding Safety
(1 Credit)
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 SDS’s.  This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses. (Co-requisites:  WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI)

WELD106W Blueprint Reading I
(2 Credits)
This course introduces the different lines, dimensions, and symbols used in blueprints.  Orthographic, isometric and oblique views are covered.  Standard shapes for structural steel and pipes are reviewed.  Standard machining information that can be shown on drawings is covered.  Detail assembly drawings and subassembly drawings are covered.  An introduction to welding symbols as well as basic joints for weldments is covered.  Students will be able to generate a bill of materials upon completion of this course.  (Co-requisites: WELD101W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI)

WELD110W Math for Welders
(2 Credits)
This course covers basic mathematical concepts as they apply to welding and basic layout.  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 the SI metric system. (Co-requisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI)

WELD115W Fundamental Welding Skillls and Principles
(12 Credits)
This combined practical application and welding theory intensive course covers the fundamental welding skills and principles for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting, and Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) processes.  AWS basic joint designs will be covered in all positions.  Students will gain the skills necessary and have the opportunity to certify in the AWS D1.1 and D1.5 FCAW unlimited certifications in all positions.  Hazard identification and safe work practices are essential elements of this course. (Co-requisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD113W, WELD125W or POI)

WELD125W Introduction to Metallurgy
(1 Credit)
Metallurgy is the science that explains the properties, behavior and internal structures of metals. In this course, students will become familiar with the metallurgical changes that occur during heating, cutting, and welding processes and how these changes affect the properties of the final weldment and the base metal surrounding it.  This course will serve as a basic introduction to metallurgy. (Co-requisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W or POI)  

WELD200W Welding Occupational Health and Safety
(3 Credits)
This course is intended to provide information and training on how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site as well as information about their rights and employer responsibilities.  The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter and is based on OSHA CFR 1910 guidelines.  The course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.  This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses. .  (Prerequisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI; Co-requisites: WELD203W, WELD206W, WELD216W, WELD221W or POI)

WELD202W Welding Safety III
(1 Credit)
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: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W, WELD200W, WELD203W, WELD206W, WELD216W, WELD221W or POI; Co-requisite: WELD230 or POI)

WELD203W Tools and Safety
(1 Credit)
Students will become familiar with different tools utilized in the welding trade. In addition to learning the proper usage and application of tools, safety will be a focus for this course.  Students will learn through instructor demonstrations and individual supervised use before demonstrating competency on tools and equipment. (Prerequisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI; Co-requisites: WELD200W, WELD206W, WELD216W, WELD221W or POI)

WELD206W Blueprint Reading II
(2 Credits)
TThis course completes the coverage of basic welding joints started in WELD106W.  Welding symbols for all types of welding are covered.  When completed the student will be able to read a welding symbol as well as generate a welding symbol and apply the information on the drawing to the weldment.  An introduction to pipe fittings and pipe welding symbols and joints completes this course.  (Prerequisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI; Co-requisites: WELD200W, WELD203W, WELD216W, WELD221W or POI)

WELD216W Plasma Cutting Technology
(1 Credit)
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. Students will create their own plasma projects after drafting blueprints. (Prerequisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI; Co-requisites: WELD200W, WELD203W, WELD206W, WELD221W or POI)

WELD221W Advanced Welding Skills and Principles
(11 Credits)
This combined practical application and welding theory advanced course builds on the fundamental welding skills and principles.  Processes covered in this course include Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), and additional Advanced Welding Processes.    Students will gain the skills necessary and have the opportunity to certify in the AWS D1.1 and D1.5 (SMAW) unlimited certifications in all positions.  Hazard identification and safe work practices are essential elements of this course. (Prerequisites: WELD101W, WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W or POI; Co-requisites: WELD200W, WELD203W, WELD206W, WELD216W or POI)

WELD230W Pipe Welding Skills and Principles
(18 Credits)
This combined practical application and welding theory course builds on the Advanced Welding Technology Certificate.  In addition to becoming proficient in pipe welding in all positions on a wide range of pipe sizes in a variety of environments, students will learn multiple methods to cut, bevel, and prepare pipe for welding. Students will gain the skills necessary and have the opportunity to certify in three separate ASME Pipe Welding 6G Certifications ranging from 2-6” pipe in the GTAW and SMAW processes.  Hazard identification and safe work practices are essential elements of this course. (Prerequisites: Advanced Welding Technology Certificate or POI; Co-requisite: WELD202W )

 

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