WELD 105 Introduction to Welding Processes (Cr5) (2:6)

This course covers the technical concepts, various techniques, defect analysis, and safety practices in welding. Hands-on experience using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in all positions and cutting steel using oxy-fuel cutting apparatus. Technical concepts include code information pertinent to welder certification per ANSI/AWS D1.1 (Structural Welding-Steel). Additional course fees: $300.00.

WELD 110 Introduction to Pipe Welding Processes (Cr3) (1:5)
An introduction to the pipe welding process using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in the 2G, 5G, & 6G positions of grooved joints on pipe with and/or without the use of backup material on steel. The emphasis on defect prevention, weld analysis, techniques, problem solving, and code information pertinent to certification will be stressed throughout the course. Pre- or coreq.- WELD123Additional course fees: $150.00.

WELD 123 Advanced Plate Welding Processes (Cr5) (2:6)
Skill development in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using all position grooved joints on plate with and without the use of backup material on steel; emphasis on defect prevention, weld analysis techniques, problem solving, skill development and code information pertinent to certification. Formerly WELD 823. Prereq. - WELD 105. Additional course fees: $200.00.

WELD 125 GTAW and Semiautomatic Welding Processes (Cr5) (2:6)
This course covers the advanced technical information and experience in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and cutting processes using standard and programmable equipment, along with Torch Brazing (TB), problem solving; defect analysis; trouble shooting equipment. Prereq. - WELD105. Additional course fees: $150.00.

WELD 135 Welding Fabrication and Symbols (Cr2) (1:2)
This course covers reading welding and structural drawings which includes interpreting weld symbols on welding details. Students will also develop fabrication skills including basic layout, measuring, and utilization of various welding processes. Pre- or coreq. - WELD105 Additional course fees: $50.00.

WELD 205 Advance Gas Tungsten & Semiautomatic Welding Processes (Cr4) (2:4)
This course introduces the student to the advanced pipe welding processes on steel pipe and nonferrous materials, using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) for grooved pipe joints in the 2G, 5G, & 6G positions. The emphasis is on defect prevention, weld analysis, techniques, problem solving, and code information pertinent to certification. Prereq. - WELD110 and 125. Additional course fees $150.00.

WELD 224 Pipe Welding Processes II (Cr3) (1:4)
This course is designed to develop advanced pipe welding skills using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in the 2G, 5G, & 6G positions of grooved joints on steel pipe. The emphasis is on defect prevention, weld analysis, advance techniques, problem solving, and code information pertinent to certification. Interpreting common piping drawings and prints and determining the required components for piping systems are covered. Prereq. - WELD110. Additional course fees: $150.00.

WELD 230 Welding & Structural Blueprint Reading (Cr4) (2:4)
This course introduces the process of interpreting and communicating information found on welding, and construction drawings. In addition, the course covers the design and fabrication of welded and bolted column and beam connections with consideration to the axial, shear, and torsional loads in structural elements. Prereq. - WELD123. Additional course fees $150.00.

WELD 235 Welding Inspection (Cr4) (2:4)
This course introduces the student to the duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector, quality assurance/quality control of welds, and use of welding cods in the inspection process. The course also covers various destructive and nondestructive testing used to validate the integrity of welds. Prereq. - MATH103, WELD205; Pre-or coreq. - WELD255G. Additional course fees $70.00

WELD 245 Plasma Arc Cutting (Cr3) (2:2)
This course covers the technical concepts, various techniques, and safety practices in the use and operation of plasma arc cutting equipment, both hand and CNC. The fundamentals of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming language structure and operation, editing procedures, and program commands and functions are covered. Prereq. - CISC101, MATH103 and WELD123. Additional course fees $70.00.

WELD 255G Introduction to Metallurgy (Cr3) (2:2)
This course covers the study of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Specific topics include mechanical testing, welding metallurgy, heat treatment, and nondestructive examination. The laboratory component of the course covers standard methods for determining the properties of common materials. This course also introduces the standards for interpreting, analyzing, and documenting research and experimental data within engineering and technical communities. Prereq. - ENGL151, MATH103, PHYS152 and WELD205. Additional course fees: $70.00