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WLD059 Ornamental Iron Work
Introduces the design and creation of metal sculpture and decorative structures through welded fabrication. F, offered as needed.
2 Credits

WLD105 Introduction to Welding
Introduces the fundamentals of spot welding (resistive welding), arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metallic inert gas welding (MIG), and Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) procedures. Includes safety awareness of factory floor personnel. F, Offered as needed
3 Credits

WLD151 Basic Arc Welding
Studies the basic principles involved in making fillet welds on mild steel, using standard industrial procedures, equipment, and welding electrodes, with the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Includes basic technical and related information concerning other welding processes, in comparison to the shielded metal arc welding process. F
5 Credits

WLD152 Intermediate Arc Welding
Continues WLD151. Covers ferrous and nonferrous alloys and welding procedures. Includes demonstration and supervised practice of techniques on various metals applied in fabrication and repair concurrently with related information concerning the use and structure of these metals. Prerequisite: WLD151 with a grade of C or better; or consent of program chair. W
5 Credits

WLD153 Advanced Arc Welding
Prepares for welding under code-type procedures and on plate. Studies welding procedures previously covered, as they apply to heavy gauge welding, with groove-type joints. At the end of the term the student will be given the opportunity to take a certification test, in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) code welding standards. Prerequisite: WLD152 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent industrial experience as determined by program chair; or consent of program chair. Sp
4 Credits

WLD155 Fabrication Procedures
Introduces shop equipment, including plate shear, press brake, hydraulic ironworker, drill press, and grinder. Review and application of the welding, layout, and processes and procedures covered in Terms 1 and 2. Includes study and practice using selected basic welding fabrication projects in a job shop environment, also includes job search techniques. Sp
3 Credits

WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Covers basic sketching techniques and reading for three-view drawings for welders. Includes dimensioning practices, scaling, line alphabet, notes, and symbols. Emphasizes developing skills in reading detail and weldment drawings. F
5 Credits

WLD157 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
Studies layout tools and procedures used to fabricate welded metal products. Includes alignment, joint fitting, and tack welding procedures and methods. Prerequisite: WLD156 with a grade of C or better; or consent of program chair. W
3 Credits

WLD161 Basic MIG Welding
Introduces basic skills in semiautomatic metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes. Covers principles involved in equipment, material, and procedures, combined with demonstrations and supervised practical experience, using standard industrial equipment. Uses solid and flux-core wire in typical industrial applications. F
3 Credits

WLD162 Intermediate MIG Welding
Builds upon WLD161 and includes a study of and practice in welding of carbon steel. Emphasizes production in welding situations, using large diameter electrodes (solid and flux-cord) with mixed shielding gases in flat or horizontal positions. Prerequisite: WLD161 with a grade of C or better; or consent of program chair. W
3 Credits

WLD163 Advanced MIG Welding
Continues WLD162. Includes welding mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and steel pipe. Students may take a certification test in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) unlimited plate test, in accordance with AWS D1.1 structural code. Prerequisite: WLD162 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent industrial experience as determined by the program chair; or consent of program chair. Sp
3 Credits

WLD170 Oxyacetylene Processes
Familiarizes the student with the safe use, care, and operation of oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting equipment. F
3 Credits

WLD173 Basic TIG Welding
Covers the fundamentals of tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding processes, machine setting, and application and development of inert gas welding skills. Includes welding of mild steel, aluminum, aluminum alloys, stainless steel, and magnesium. Prerequisite: Second-term standing in the Welding program; or consent of program chair. W
4 Credits

WLD177 Welding Processes
Introduces the fundamentals of shield metal arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metallic inert gas welding (MIG), and arc-air procedures. W
4 Credits

WLD180 Metallurgy for Welders
Studies basic metallurgy as it pertains to welding. Covers identification of ferrous metals and nonferrous metals. Includes mechanical properties, grain structure, and effects of heat. Sp
2 Credits

WLD197 Welding
Covers the fundamentals and application of arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting, as they pertain to the automotive industry. Prerequisite: Sixth-term standing in the Automotive Technology program; or consent of program chair. Sp
2 Credits

WLD256 Fabrication Practices 1
Studies of metal fabrication technology including, understanding weld distortion and control measures, along with the use and design of positioning and fixturing equipment commonly used in the industry. Prerequisite: Fourth-term standing in the Welding Fabrication program; or consent of Program Chair. F
4 Credits

WLD257 Fabrication Practices 2
Studies of metal fabrication technology. Includes a comprehensive overview of economic and cost factors related to this field (equipment and consumable costs, labor costs, etc.); as well as, time studies regarding various welding processes. Prerequisite: Fifth-term standing in Welding Fabrication program; or consent of Program Chair. W
4 Credits

WLD258 Welding Shop Problems
Offers a review and application of the welding, layout, and fabrication processes covered during the year. Includes study and practice of production welding methods, electrode consumption, and method selection. Selected fabrication and assembly projects present typical layout, fabrication, and production problems. Prerequisite: Sixth-term standing in the Welding Fabrication program; or equivalent industrial experience as determined by the program chair; or consent of program chair. Sp
7 Credits

WLD270 Advanced Oxyacetylene Processes
Studies safe use and care of oxyacetylene cutting and welding equipment, used for cutting, welding steel, and other ferrous alloys. Prerequisite: Fifth-term standing in the Welding Fabrication program, or consent of the program chair. W
2 Credits

WLD273 Advanced TIG Welding
Continues WLD173. Provides additional practice to build and refine skills with the TIG welding process. Practical application of the TIG welding process to include welding on various thicknesses and shapes of aluminum, stainless, and carbon steel alloys. Prerequisite: Fifth-term standing in the Welding Fabrication program or consent of program chair. W
2 Credits

WLD277 Advanced Welding Processes
Continues the instruction and demonstration of advanced shielded metal arc welding SMAW, metal inert gas welding (MIG), and air arc (AAC) procedures. Prerequisite: Fourth-term standing in the Welding Fabrication program, or consent of the program chair. F
2 Credits

WLD280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

WLD280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

WLD280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

WLD280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

WLD280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

WLD280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

WLD280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

WLD280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

WLD280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

WLD280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

WLD280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits