Prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the essential knowledge and skills for industry.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|WLD 105||Welding Theory I||5|
|WLD 110||Thermal Cutting & Gouging||3|
|WLD 112||Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing||4|
|WLD 116||Shielded Metal Arc Welding I||7|
|WLD 124||Shielded Metal Arc Welding III||7|
|WLD 142||Welding Theory II||5|
|WLD 152||Gas Metal Arc Welding||7|
Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding. Includes safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes.
Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging.
Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment.
Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions.
Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions.
Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes.
Develops the ability to use the gas metal arc welding process to join carbon steels and aluminum with various joint designs in all positions.