Course Descriptions

WLDG 1413    Intro to Blueprint Reading for Welders
4:3:4
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.
Prerequisite: None
 
WLDG 1417    Intro to Layout and Fabrication
4:3:4

A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1413, WLDG 1428, and WLDG 1430
 
WLDG 1428    Intro to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
4:3:4
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.
Prerequisite: None

WLDG 1430   Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)                                                                         4:3:4    
Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.
Prerequisite: None
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WLDG WLDG 1434    Intro to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
4:3:4

Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including set-up of GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1413, WLDG 1428, and WLDG 1430
 
WLDG 1435    Intro to Pipe Welding
4:3:4

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 weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

Prerequisite: WLDG 1413, WLDG 1428, and WLDG 1430
 
WLDG 1457    Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
4:3:4

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in various positions.

Prerequisite: WLDG 1413, WLDG 1428, and WLDG 1430
 
WLDG 2447    Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
4:3:4

Advanced topics in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes welding in various positions and directions.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1417, WLDG 1434, WLDG 1435, and WLDG 1457 
  
WLDG 2451    Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
4:3:4


Advanced topics in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), including welding in various positions and directions.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1417, WLDG 1434, WLDG 1435, and WLDG 1457
 
WLDG 2453    Advanced Pipe Welding
4:3:4
                                                                                                                                                            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.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1417, WLDG 1434, WLDG 1435, and WLDG 1457

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