Course Descriptions

WLDG 1412    Intro to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
4:3:4
An overview of terminology, safety procedures and equipment set-up.  Practice in performing T-joints, lap joints, and butt joints using Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment.
Prerequisite: None

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 1428
 
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

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 1428
 
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 1428
 
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 1428
   
WLDG 2451    Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
4:2:6


Advanced topics in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), including welding in various positions and directions.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1417

WLDG 2452    Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
4:3:4

Advanced concepts of flux cored arc welding of structural and fabricated steel products.  Skill development in multi-pass fillet and V-groove welding.
Prerequisite: WLDG 1417

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

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