Welding, Fabrication (WEL)

WEL 100 | Safety for Welders

Lecture Credit: 1

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

WEL 101 | Allied Cutting Processes

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.

Prerequisite: WEL 100 with a grade of C or better

WEL 102 | Oxyacetylene Joining Processes

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Introduces safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, oxyacetylene welding equipment, and oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and soldering operations. Blueprint reading skills will be practiced in this course.

Prerequisite: WEL 100 with a grade of C or better

WEL 103 | Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-6010 electrodes. Layout procedures and practices will also be introduced.

Prerequisite: WEL 101 with a grade of C or better

WEL 104 | Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Prerequisite: WEL 103 with a grade of C or better

WEL 106 | Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fitters

Lecture Credit: 4

Covers interpreting weld symbols on blueprints, identifying proper layout methods and tools, and proper joint design necessary for various welding processes.

Prerequisite: WEL 100 with a grade of C or better

WEL 107 | Railroad Welding I Mechanical Structural Welding and Cutting Basics

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Introduces fundamental cutting and welding skills required for welding to D15.1 Railroad welding Specification-Cars and Locomotives code.

Prerequisite: Program Chair approval

WEL 108 | Railroad Welding II - Mechanical Structural Stick Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Develops the fundamental Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills, including theory, safety, and equipment set up and operation for welding to D15.1 Railroad welding Specification-Cars and Locomotives code.

Prerequisite: Program Chair approval

WEL 109 | Railroad Welding III - Mechanical Structural Wire Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Develops the fundamental Gas Shielded Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G) skills, including theory, safety, and equipment set up and operation as it applies to the American Welding Society (AWS) D15.1 Railroad welding Specification-Cars and Locomotives code.

Prerequisite: Program Chair approval

WEL 110 | Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of SMAW equipment, and SMAW operations on groove and fillet welds utilizing E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Prerequisite: WEL 104 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better

WEL 111 | Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of SMAW equipment utilizing various electrodes, essential welding information from codes or other standards, and performance of weld inspections.

Prerequisite: WEL 110 with a grade of C or better

WEL 124 | Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using the GTAW (tig) welding process on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

Prerequisite: WEL 101, WEL 102 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better

WEL 125 | Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using the GMAW (mig) welding process on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

Prerequisite: WEL 101, WEL 102 and MAT 108 with a grade of C or better

WEL 162 | Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 1

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the flux core arc welding equipment.

Prerequisite: WEL 103 with a grade of C or better and English assessment score of 50 or better, Reading assessment score of 40 or better, and Math assessment score of 59 (EA) or 40 (AR) or better

WEL 175 | Special Topics

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3-4

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

WEL 176 | Special Topics

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3-4

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

WEL 177 | Special Topics

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3-4

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

WEL 178 | Seminar/Workshop

Lecture/Lab Credit: 1-6

Provides students with an experiential learning experience.

Prerequisite: WEL 101, WEL 102, and WEL 106 with a grade of C or better.
Corequisite: Any other welding class, except WEL 100, WEL 101, and WEL 102

WEL 202 | Gas Metal Arc Welding II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of GMAW equipment utilizing a variety of electrodes and base metals, and fundamental principles of welding metallurgy to welding, fabrication, and inspection.

Prerequisite: WEL 125 with a grade of C or better

WEL 203 | Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of FCAW equipment utilizing self shielded wire, and principles of joint design, preparation, and material selection to welding operations.

Prerequisite: WEL 103 with a grade of C or better and English assessment score of 50 or better, Reading assessment score of 40 or better, or equivalent English, Writing assessment score placements; and Math assessment score of 59 (EA) or 40 (AR) or better, or equivalent Math assessment score placement

WEL 204 | Flux Cored Arc Welding II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operating FCAW equipment utilizing gas shielded wire, and applying fundamentals of welding applications and cost estimating to welding, fabrication, and inspection.

Prerequisite: WEL 103 with a grade of C or better and English assessment score of 50 or better, Reading assessment score of 40 or better, or equivalent English and Writing assessment score placements; and Math assessment score of 59 (EA) or 40 (AR) or better, or equivalent Math assessment score placement

WEL 224 | Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

Prerequisite: WEL 124 with a grade of C or better

WEL 230 | Pipe Welding I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, and operation of SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW equipment in a variety of positions on plain carbon steel pipe joints. Also covers evaluating and solving complex welding and fabrication problems and administering hands on training and supervision to other students during assigned fabrication and welding operations.

Prerequisite: WEL 110 and WEL 124 with a grade of C or better, or chair permission

WEL 280 | Internship

Internship Credit: 3

Offers individualized instruction at job site. The student is encouraged to develop skills needed to enter employment in the welding industry.

Prerequisite: WEL 111, WEL 124, and WEL 125 with a grade of C or better; a grade point average of 2.5 or better; and chair permission