WELD101W 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 SDS’s. This course must be taken concurrent with welding courses.
WELD102W 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, piercing, beveling and gouging of various thicknesses of steel using appropriate tip size and pressures will be accomplished. Students will also be introduced to the use of alternative fuels and air carbon arc cutting.
WELD103W SMAW Theory
This course provides the fundamental theory associated with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Subjects covered include: power sources, electrode identification, joint design, preparation and fit-up, and oxy-fuel cutting as outlined in American Welding Society (AWS) Codes and Standards.
WELD104W SMAW Lab
This course provides hands-on instruction in the application of the theories introduced in WELD103W. Students will apply their skill in laying multiple beads in numerous joint configurations in all four welding positions. This course prepares the student for advanced arc welding and American Welding Society certification courses.
WELD106W 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.
WELD107W GMAW / FCAW Theory
This course is designed to cover the fundamental theory associated with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes, safe practices, power sources, wire and gas selection, as well as the proper applications used on carbon steel.
WELD108W GMAW / FCAW Lab
This lab course provides practical application of the theory and techniques needed to properly set up and use Gas Metal Arc Welding (sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment safely. Students will weld common joints found in today’s welding industry using solid and flux cored wire. Students will receive instruction on wire and gas selection and consumables used in these processes. Safety hazards and safe practices are emphasized.
WELD110W Math for Welders
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.
WELD113W FCAW Certification
The Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Certification course is designed to provide students with the specific skills necessary to successfully obtain the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.5 Unlimited Thickness Structural Steel Certification using 0.045 inch diameter wire in the Vertical-Up and Overhead Positions. Safety hazards and safe practices are emphasized.
WELD125W Introduction to Metallurgy
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.
WELD200W Welding Occupational Health and Safety
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.
WELD201W 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: WELD101W)
WELD202W 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: WELD101W, 201W)
WELD203W Tools and Safety
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.
WELD205W GTAW Welding Theory
This course is designed to cover the theory associated with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (sometimes referred to tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding) process, safe practices, shielding gas selection, power sources, filler wire selection, joint design, preparation used on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. (Prerequisites: WELD102W, 103W, 104W, 107W, 108W or POI)
WELD206W Blueprint Reading II
This course completes the study of measurement and math covered in WELD106W, working with more complicated drawings and markings. Students will master the blueprint reading required for employment in the field. (Prerequisite: WELD106W)
WELD210W GTAW Lab
This lab course is designed to provide students with thorough knowledge of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students will learn proper set up and operation of equipment. This course will also provide the opportunity for skilled development in freehand and walking-the-cup technique on pipe. Safety hazards and safe practices will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: WELD102W,103W,104W,107W,108W or POI)
WELD215W Advanced Arc Welding
This lab course is designed to provide students with the advanced, technical training in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). Students will develop the manual skills necessary to provide high quality welds on mild-steel plate according to AWS Standards. Topics include special arc cutting techniques, air carbon arc, oxy-acetylene, and plasma arc cutting. Students will become familiar with a variety of industrial tools including hand tools, power tools and specialty tools used in the welding industry. Safety hazards and safe practices will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: WELD102W,103W,104W,107W,108W)
WELD216W 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. Students will create their own plasma projects after drafting blueprints.
WELD217W Quality Testing and Inspection
TThe course covers visual inspection, defects and discontinuities, destructive testing and non-destructive testing methods such as penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, radiographic, and ultrasonic testing. An overview of the relevant AWS and ASME codes will be covered with applicable sections covered in further depth. Much of the information for this course comes from the American Welding Society’s certified welding inspectors’ test.
WELD218W Pipe Cutting and Welding Prep
This lab course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to cut, bevel and prepare pipe according to ASME Standards. Students will learn the theory and techniques needed to properly set up and use a variety of industrial tools used in this process. Safety hazards and safe practices will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: WELD202W, 225W or POI)
WELD219W Advanced Technologies
The course covers a number of advanced processes in welding. Some have been introduced and will be expanded upon, such as advanced GTAW techniques (with the Dynasty 350’s and 200’s) and expanded Plasma use and theory. Also covered will be the impact of PC’s, Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing on the welding industry (with the Lincoln C300’s and iPad Apps). Alternative welding processes and techniques will also be covered in some detail.
WELD220W Pipe Welding
This lab course provides the student with advanced training to develop the skills necessary to produce high quality welds on carbon steel pipe. 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 GTAW (TIG) pipe welding will be also introduced. Safety hazards and safe practices will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: WELD202W, 225W or POI)
WELD225W AWS Certification
This lab course is designed to provide students with the specific skills necessary to successfully complete the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Test (Unlimited Thickness D1.5, Vertical Up Progression and Overhead). Safety hazards and safe practices will be emphasized. (Co-Requisites: WELD201W, 205W, 210W, 215W, 216W or POI)
WELD227W ASME Certification
This lab course is designed to provide students with the specific skills necessary to successfully complete the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Certification Test Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Standards (SMAW: 6G Position and a combination GTAW: 6G Root and SMAW: 6G Fill on Schedule 80 Pipe). Safety hazards and safe practices in SMAW and GTAW are emphasized. (Prerequisites: WELD202W, 225W or POI)
WELD229W Intro to CAD/CNC
An introduction to the basic concepts and practices of producing drawings with computer aided drafting (CAD) software and converting those drawings for use on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment. Covers designing and generating drawings, using CAD software, the process of translating drawings for use on CNC equipment as well as the operation and use of CNC in the Welding industry. Students should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the plasma cutting of metals and safety in the welding shop.
Metallurgy is the science that explains the properties, behavior and internal structures of metals. It also explores how metals change when they are heated and cooled under many different conditions. As such, a basic understanding of the composition, structure and properties of metals allows welders to design and make better welds. This course serves as an introduction to the physical properties of steels and non-ferrous metals. It includes an overview of the atomic theory of matter, the periodic table, and the crystal structures of metals. There is a strong lab component and the course specifically explores the topic from the point of view of the welder with significant time spent on the heat treatment of steels and alloys and the impact of the welding process on the structure and properties of the metal.
WELD333W Project Fabrication and Design
This course covers the basics of welding design and project fabrication. Topics include estimating of typical welding costs, controlling distortion and developing welding procedure specifications. Students will learn the layout of plate and sheet metals and the proper use of jigs, fixtures and positioners. Although not a formal capstone course, this is one of the final courses required in the Associates degree. Students must be able to safely perform practical projects with minimum supervision in the lab.
* Students will not be permitted to take the practical certifications for AWS or ASME without passing grades all enrolled courses.