Prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the necessary 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 142||Welding Theory II||5|
|WLD 210||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I||7|
|WLD 213||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II||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.
Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes.
Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join carbon and stainless steels with various joint designs in all positions.
Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join aluminum alloys with various joint designs in all positions.