Academic Catalog

Welding Classes

Welding Theory

Item Number
WLD 106
Credits
5

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

Co-requisites

WLD 112 and instructor permission.

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 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.

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 106 or WLD 143 or WLD 144, or WLD 157 and instructor permission.

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.

Co-requisites

WLD 110, WLD 112, and instructor permission.

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 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.

Co-requisites

WLD 152

Materials and Testing

Item Number
WLD 143
Credits
5

Covers welding processes and electrode selection, welder qualifications, and welding inspection. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 106 or WLD 144, and instructor permission.

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.

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

Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.

Co-requisites

WLD 123

Metallurgy

Item Number
WLD 156
Credits
5

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

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

Successful completion of WLD 123, WLD 152, and instructor permission.

Co-requisites

WLD 210.

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.

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

Successful completion of WLD 123, WLD 152, and instructor permission.

Co-requisites

WLD 168.

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (GTAW)

Item Number
WLD 211
Credits
7

GTAW welding on thin metal in all positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 210 or instructor permission.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

Item Number
WLD 214
Credits
7

GTAW welding on thin (exotic as available) metal in all positions.

Prerequisites

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 211.

Special Projects II

Item Number
WLD 219
Credits
1

More concept, design, drawing to finished project.

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

GTAW Pipe Welding

Item Number
WLD 223
Credits
7

Weld 6" diameter pipe in the 5G position with GTAW.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe

Item Number
WLD 225
Credits
7

Weld 6" diameter pipe in the 5G position with E6010 & E7018. 

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Advanced Pipe Welding

Item Number
WLD 227
Credits
7

Learn to weld 6" diameter pipe with both GTAW & SMAW.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Metal Forming

Item Number
WLD 229
Credits
7

Learn to use shop equipment to form metal parts.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of WLD 156 Metallurgy, or instructor permission.

Layout and Fabrication

Item Number
WLD 233
Credits
7

Learn to use layout tools to lay out projects and fabricate them.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

WABO Test Prep

Item Number
WLD 235CAP
Credits
7

Learn to SMAW, FCAW weld 3G&4G to WABO standards.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

FCAW II (Flux Core Arc Welding)

Item Number
WLD 238
Credits
7

Welding with FCAW-S in all positions.

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