Welding Course Descriptions

WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing, and soldering processes.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: DMA 010, 020, 030, DRE 096; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
WLD 112 Course Outline


WLD 115 SMAW (stick) Plate

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 9
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: DMA 010, 020, 030, DRE 096; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
WLD 115 Course Outline: Not available


WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: DMA 010, 020, 030, DRE 096; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
WLD 121 Course Outline: Not available


WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications

This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: DMA 010, 020, 030, DRE 096; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
WLD 141 Course Outline