Welding Technology

Welding Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Elective 3 credits

WEL228 Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE1 *

1 credits—Provides students with orientation to the welding profession and will cover the basics of safety and health within the welding profession. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 1 and Module 2 – Key Indicators 1-6.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL233 Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1 *

3 credits—Provides instruction in interpreting elements of welding prints (drawings or sketches), focusing on measurement, American Welding Society welding symbols, and fabrication requirements. Students will demonstrate how to prepare, assemble and tack weld parts according to drawings or sketches, using proper materials and tools. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 3: Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, Key Indicators 1 and 2.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL245 Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1 **

2 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL262 Thermal Cutting Processes I - Manual and Mechanized OxyFuel Cutting: SENSE1 **

2 credits—Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup and cutting techniques for manual and mechanized OxyFuel cutting on carbon steel. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position. The student will also perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 8 - Units 1 and 2, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7 and Module 9 – Key Indicator 1.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL263 Thermal Cutting Processes II - Plasma and Carbon Steel Arc: SENSE1 **

2 credits—Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup and cutting techniques for Plasma and Carbon steel Arc cutting on carbon steel, austenitic stainless steel, and aluminum. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position. The student will also perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 8 - Units 3 and 4, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7 and Module 9 – Key Indicator 1.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL274 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1 *

3 credits—Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the shielded metal arc welding process. Students will perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4 - Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL345 GMAW Developmental II **

2 credits—This lab course will supplement content from Gas Metal Arc Welding II. Students will have the opportunity to further develop the skills for spray transfer welding including, but not limited to, manipulation of electrodes, determining changes in operating variables and applying welding methods to the five basic joints.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Co-requisite(s): WEL245

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL374 SMAW Developmental I *

2 credits—This lab course will be a continuance of Shielded Metal Arc Welding methods. Students will perform within compliance of American Welding Society codes, standards and regulations.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Co-requisite(s): WEL274

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Semester 2

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1 *

2 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Short-Circuiting Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. This course aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5: Gas Metal Arc Welding Key Indicators 1-7. Also aligns to SENSE Level 3, Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, Key Indicator 3.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL275 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1 **

3 credits—Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (informally known as stick welding) process. Students perform American Welding Society complaint welds on carbon steel, in vertical up and overhead configurations, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL274.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL280 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self-Shielded): SENSE1 *

2 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 6 - Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL288 and WEL245.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL281 Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas-Shielded): SENSE1 *

2 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded). Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 6 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228 and WEL245.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL344 GMAW Developmental I *

2 credits—This lab course will be a continuance of Gas Metal Arc Welding methods. Students will perform within compliance of American Welding Society codes, standards and regulations.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Co-requisite(s): WEL244

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL375 SMAW Developmental II **

2 credits—This lab course will supplement content from Shielded Metal Arc Welding II. Students will have the opportunity to further develop the skills for out of position welding including, but not limited to, manipulation of electrodes, determining changes in operating variables and applying welding methods to the five basic joints.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

Co-requisite(s): WEL275

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Semester 3

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL251 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1 *

2 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 7 – Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL252 and WEL253.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

WEL252 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum: SENSE1 *

1 credits—Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for gas tungsten arc welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on aluminum in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 13 – 17, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of WEL228.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL251 and WEL253.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL253 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Austentitic Stainless Steel: SENSE1 *

1 credits—This course focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on austenitic stainless steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12 as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL228.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL251 and WEL252.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL254 Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE1 **

1 credits—Students will visually examine test weldments and thermally cut surfaces per multiple welding codes, standards, and specifications. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 9: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL233.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

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: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL275 and WEL375.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL353 GTAW Developmental *

1 credits—This lab course will be a continuance of GTAW methods. Students will perform within AWS codes, standards and regulations.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

Co-requisite(s): WEL251, WEL252, and WEL253

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL928 Independent Study (Optional)

2 credits—This course provides opportunity for a student to focus previous course work and knowledge on a special issue as well as provide for individualized exploration of topics germane to the student's projected objectives within any recognized discipline. Faculty consultation is required prior to registration for this course. This course is repeatable with different content for credit.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Semester 4

AGC103 Ag Computers

3 credits—This course will introduce students to the hardware, software, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs, as well as various utility software. Applications of various agricultural management uses are covered throughout. Networks, telecommunication, Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems are also introduced.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WEL106 Welding Design **

1 credits—This course will examine the principles behind joint design of welded fabrications, the contributing stress imposed by the welding and heating of materials during construction and the calculated measures taken to ensure sound welding design. Different procedures of joint design and weld strength will also be discussed.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL201 Procedures and Qualifications *

1 credits—This is a facilitated course designed to make the student aware of proper welding procedures, qualification records, and procedure specifications found in industry. This course helps prepare the student who will become a welding supervisor or inspector.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

WEL296 Pipe Welding GTAW *

5 credits—Students will learn how to appropriately prepare, fit, and subsequently weld pipe in the 2G and 5G positions on carbon steel with the GTAW process.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 128

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in WEL303, WEL251, and WEL253.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

WEL701 Robotic Welding **

3 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.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

MAT102 Intermediate Algebra

4 credits—This course will prepare the student for College Algebra and Trigonometry or other equivalent course work. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, graphs of polynomial functions, systems of equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, integral and rational exponents, radicals, and complex numbers.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT063 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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