Welding

Welding - Diploma 1 Course Descriptions

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COM730 Communications

3 credits – This course presents elements of oral and written communications with applications to routine correspondence and oral communication situations in the work place. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the development and improvement of writing skills and oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

WEL104 Introduction to MIG Welding

2 credits – This course is an introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding process, also known as MIG Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding. Topics include safety, theory of operation, advantages of both processes, types of power sources, types of wire electrodes and shielding gases, types of metal transfer, types of joints, minor equipment maintenance and basic welding terminology. Shop practice will include welding the five basic joints, with both welding processes, on mild steel in the flat and horizontal positions.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

WEL111 Welding Blueprint Reading

3 credits – This course is an introduction to basic welding blueprint reading. Topics include the importance of blueprints as a form of communication, basic lines and views, dimensioning methods, tolerances, bill of material, identifying structural shapes, and basic sketching principles. The application and interpretation of AWS welding symbols and abbreviations is emphasized. Students will fabricate parts from the blueprint book.

Lecture Hours: 48

WEL112 Welding Blueprint Reading/ Advanced

2 credits – This course is a continuation of Blueprint Reading I. The application and interpretation of AWS welding symbols and abbreviations is emphasized in this unit. Students will also fabricate parts from the blueprint book.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: WEL111 Welding Blueprint Reading

WEL125 Fusion and Braze Welding

2 credits – This course is an introduction to Oxy-acetylene fusion welding and braze welding of steel and cast iron. Topics include process theory, safety, fusion welding/braze welding techniques for mild steel, fusion welding/braze welding techniques for cast iron, and weld quality.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: WEL134 Cutting Processes and WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW)

WEL134 Cutting Processes

2 credits – This course is an introduction to principles and practices of oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting, and arc air gouging. Topics include safety, theory of operation, equipment, proper set-up procedures, and basic terminology. Shop practice includes plasma cutting and arc air gouging principles and practices and flame cutting of mild steel.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 48

WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW)

4 credits – This course is an introduction to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process, also known as stick welding. Topics of study include safety, theory of operation, types of welding power sources, advantages of the process, types of mild steel electrodes, types of joints, basic welding terms, and AC and DC current. Shop practice on the five basic joints will be performed in the flat and horizontal positions with various mild steel electrodes.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 144

Course Fee: $200.00

WEL164 Arc Welding II (SMAW)

4 credits – This course is a continuation of WEL-155 Arc Welding I. Vertical down, vertical up, and overhead welding procedures and techniques are introduced. Successful completion of the AWS Structural Steel Welding performance test is stressed. In addition, the student is introduced to the theory and practices of Hardsurfacing with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. Safety procedures are reviewed.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 192

Pre-requisites: WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW)

WEL186 GMAW

4 credits – This course is an introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding process, also known as MIG Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding. Topics include safety, theory of operation, advantages of both processes, types of power sources, types of wire electrodes and shielding gases, types of metal transfer, types of joints, minor equipment maintenance, and basic welding terminology. Shop practice will include welding the five basic joints, with both welding processes, on mild steel in the flat and horizontal positions.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 144

WEL187 Advanced GMAW

4 credits – This course is a continuation of WEL-186 GMAW. Vertical down, vertical up, and overhead welding procedures and techniques are introduced. Successful completion of the AWS Structural Steel Welding performance test is stressed. Safety procedures are reviewed.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 192

Pre-requisites: WEL186 GMAW

WEL191 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3 credits – This course is an introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process, also known as T.I.G. Topics of study include safety, theory of the process, advantages, types of power sources, pulsed power sources, types of electrodes and shielding gases, basic joints, basic welding terminology, and AC and DC current. Shop practice on the five basic joints in all positions will be emphasized. The learner will weld on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel sheet.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 144

Pre-requisites: WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW)

WEL234 Introduction to GMAW II

2 credits – The introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding II course will allow students to enhance their basic welding hands-on skills to improve their proficiency using Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding processes. Shop practice will include welding the five basic joints, with both welding processes, on mild steel in the flat and horizontal positions.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in WEL104 Introduction to MIG Welding.

WEL303 Pipe Welding/ SMAW

3 credits – This course is an introduction to vertical down and vertical up pipe welding procedures and techniques. Topics include safety, elements of the American Petroleum Institute Pipe Welding Code and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pipe Welding Code, and the American Welding Society Structural Steel Pipe Welding Code.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 144

Pre-requisites: WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW) and WEL164 Arc Welding II (SMAW)

WEL710 Robotic Welding

6 credits – This course is an introduction to robotic welding. Students will learn the advantages and limitations of welding robots and their current application in modern manufacturing. Robot components and basic robot programming are covered in detail. The variables for Gas Metal Arc Welding, arc welding safety, robot safety and weld quality, and weld defects are included.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 144

Pre-requisites: MAT772 Applied Math and WEL155 Arc Welding I (SMAW) and WEL186 GMAW and WEL111 Welding Blueprint Reading and WEL187 Advanced GMAW

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