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Welding Course Descriptions

WLD 110  Cutting Processes

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

WLD 110 Course Outline: Not available

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.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or 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: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

WLD 1151 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: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

WLD 121 Course Outline: Not available
WLD 131  GTAW (TIG) Plate
This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

WLD 131 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: MAT 060 or  DMA 010, 020, 030; RED 070 or DRE 096, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

WLD 141 Course Outline
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