Academic Catalog

Welding Classes

Welding Theory I

Item Number
WLD 105
Credits
5

Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding. Includes safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes. 

Co-requisites

WLD 110 and WLD 112.

Thermal Cutting & Gouging

Item Number
WLD 110
Credits
3

Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. 

Co-requisites

WLD 105.

Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

Item Number
WLD 112
Credits
4

Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment. 

Co-requisites

WLD 105.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Item Number
WLD 117
Credits
7

Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, deep penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 105.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Item Number
WLD 123
Credits
7

Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, low- hydrogen electrodes by welding various joint designs in the vertical and overhead positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 105.

Welding Theory II

Item Number
WLD 142
Credits
5

Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 105.

Print Reading for Welders

Item Number
WLD 144
Credits
5

Develops the ability to interpret prints used in welding and fabrication. Introduction to sketching, lines, views, visualization, dimensioning, applied math, and welding symbols.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 105.

Gas Metal Arc Welding

Item Number
WLD 152
Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas metal arc welding process to join carbon steels and aluminum with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 142.

Metallurgy

Item Number
WLD 157
Credits
5

Examines metal identification and classification, mechanical properties, crystalline structures, heat treatments and metallurgical effects of welding.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 142.

Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Item Number
WLD 168
Credits
7

Develops the ability to use gas-shielded flux cored arc welding electrodes to join carbon steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 142.

Flux Cored Arc Welding II

Item Number
WLD 172
Credits
7

Develops the ability to use self-shielded flux cored arc welding to join carbon steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 142.

WABO Test Prep

Item Number
WLD 175CAP
Credits
7

Develops skill in preparation for employer, Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO), or similar welder qualification tests.  Covers welding techniques required to pass 3G, 4G, 5G, and 6G weld test using a variety of welding processes.

Prerequisites

WLD 142, or instructor’s permission.

Layout and Fabrication

Item Number
WLD 180CAP
Credits
7

Develops knowledge in project planning, layout methods, fixturing, distortion control, and the use of tools and equipment for metal fabrication.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 142 or instructor permission.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Item Number
WLD 210
Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join carbon and stainless steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, WLD 142.

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

Item Number
WLD 211
Credits
7

Develops the welding techniques in all positions for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for a variety of light gauge steel and aluminum joint designs.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 210 or instructor permission.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

Item Number
WLD 214
Credits
7

Develops the welding techniques in all positions for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for a variety of light guage exotic metals joint designs.

Prerequisites

Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, WLD 211.

Cooperative Work Experience

Item Number
WLD 215
Credits
1

Provides on-the-job practical experience under the supervision of an employer. Instructor permission is required for site choice.

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

Special Projects

Item Number
WLD 217CAP
Credits
1

Develops skills in print reading, project planning, layout, distortion control fixturing, and other fabrication techniques. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge to projects of personal interest and/or as assigned.

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

Special Projects II

Item Number
WLD 219
Credits
1

Develops additional skills in print reading, project planning, layout, distortion control, and other fabrication techniques.  Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge to projects of personal interest and/or assigned.

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

GTAW Pipe Welding

Item Number
WLD 223
Credits
7

Develops welding techniques required to make sound GTAW welds on steel plate and pipe in the 2G, 3G, 4G, & 5G positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 142 or instructor permission.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe

Item Number
WLD 225
Credits
7

Develop welding techniques required to make sound SMAW welds using E6010 and E7018 electrodes on steel pipe in the 2G & 5G positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 142 or instructor permission.

Advanced Pipe Welding

Item Number
WLD 227
Credits
7

Develops welding techniques required to make sound welds on pipe in a variety of joints and positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 142 or instructor permission.

Metal Forming

Item Number
WLD 229
Credits
7

Develops techniques, tools, and equipment necessary to form metal into a variant of shapes.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 157 Metallurgy or instructor permission.

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