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Welding Technology

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 1200.00)

WELD 0000 - Welding Technology Orientation 0 Hours
The Welding Technology program utilizes state-of-the art welding equipment and hands-on learning to prepare students for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. This program teaches welding and cutting processes for the joining of parts according to blueprints, or written specifications, in the following industrial skill areas: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), sub arc welding (SAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy fuel cutting (OFC), plasma cutting (PAC), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), spray arc welding, robotics, air carbon arc welding, and gouging.  
WELD 1010 - Welding Safety 30 Hours
In this course students will learn about accident prevention. Students will learn to protect themselves and others and how to maximize work area safety, including: ventilation and fire prevention, safety colors, labeling, and lock-out/tag out procedures for a welding shop. Students will be given information, which when used, will maximize safety while working in the welding industry.  
WELD 1110 - Welding Math 30 Hours
This course covers the basic math skills required of welders including: whole numbers, decimals, fractions, averages, percents, measurements, geometric shapes, angles, bends, and stretchouts.  
WELD 1230 - Oxy Fuel, Plasma and Carbon Arc Cutting Processes 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn to perform safety inspections, minor external repairs, setup and operating manual Oxy-fuel cutting, Machine Oxy-fuel cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, and Air Carbon Arc cutting. Students will also learn to describe the oxy-fuel process and list commonly used fuel gasses, explain the plasma cutting process, and list advantages and disadvantages of each different the cutting processes.  
WELD 1236 - Oxy Fuel, Plasma and Carbon Arc Cutting Processes Lab 30 Hours
Students in this course will perform setup, ignition, and practice of oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc cutting. Students will demonstrate cutting, beveling, hole cutting, and utilization of manual and mechanical cutting systems. Students will also perform basic maintenance and repair of manual cutting systems and various cutting operations on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.  
WELD 1320 - Gas Metal Arc Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn terminology, safety, and setup and operation of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Students will learn the various concepts of metal transfer including axial spray, globular transfer, pulsed arc transfer, and short-circuiting transfer, as well as the various effects of shielding gases on the different processes.  
WELD 1336 - Gas Metal Arc Welding Lab I 75 Hours
Students in this course will demonstrate the ability to properly set voltage, wire feed speed, and shield gas flow meter for welding mild steel. Students will perform basic safety inspections and maintenance of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment. Students will learn to perform Fillets in Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit transfer (GMAW-S) in the Flat (1F) Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F) positions, as well as Groove weld in the Flat (1G) position.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
WELD 1240 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn key terms involved in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process. Students will be able to explain the types of welding power supplies, polarity importance, and proper electrode selection. Students will also learn proper safety procedures, as well as the limitations and advantages associated with the SMAW process. Student will be able to describe the SMAW process and the effects of various fluxes and alloys on the welding process and base metals.  
WELD 1241 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab I 90 Hours
Students in this course will perform safety inspections and make minor external repairs to equipment and accessories. Students will setup Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment for plain carbon steel, properly operate SMAW equipment, and perform Fillet welds in all positions on mild carbon steel with E6010 and E7018 welding rods. Students will perform Groove welds in the Flat (1G) and horizontal (2G) with both E6010 and E7018 electrodes.  
WELD 1245 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab II 90 Hours
Students in this course will focus on demonstrating the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Students will demonstrate more advanced technical techniques including doing Groove welds with and without a backer plate in Vertical (3G and up) and Overhead (4G) positions with E6010, E7018, and E309L electrodes. Students will learn basic pipe to plate practices, as well as setup and demonstrate proper use of electrodes for welding stainless steel.  
WELD 1345 - Gas Metal Arc Welding Lab II 75 Hours
Students in this course will perform Fillets in Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer (GMAW-S) Vertical (3G) and Overhead (4G) positions. Students will demonstrate advanced practices, such as axial spray transfer in the Flat (1F) and Horizontal (2F) positions on mild steel and Pulse Arc Transfer on mild steel in Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions. Students will perform final testing and demonstrate competency in the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process. In addition, students will learn basic blueprint reading.  
WELD 1515 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn to explain the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) Process and the terminology associated with FCAW. Students will describe the advantages and disadvantages of the FCAW process and be able to describe power sources, electrode types, gas effects, and gun angle effects on quality.  
WELD 1520 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding Lab I 75 Hours
Students in this course will practice Flux Cored Arc Welding Gas (FCAW-G) shielded in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions with E71T-1C Flux Core Wire on mild steel. Students will also practice welding Grooves in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions.  
WELD 1525 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding Lab II 75 Hours
Students in this course will perform set up and operation of wire feed speed, amperage, gas, and voltage settings. Students will demonstrate Flux Cored Arc Welding Self (FCAW-S) shielded in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions with E71T-11 Flux Core Wire on mild steel. Students will also practice welding Grooves in the Flat (1F), Horizontal (2F), Vertical (3F), and Overhead (4F) positions.  
DRFT 1045 - Blueprint Reading 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic blueprint reading skills. Standard industrial practices will be applied on one or more industrial drawings. Principles and applications of the following will be used: lettering, orthographic, oblique, isometric, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary views.  
DRFT 1810 - Blueprint Reading for Welders 30 Hours
This course is designed to teach the student basic blueprint reading skills. Standard industrial practices will be applied on one or more industrial drawings. Principles and applications of the following will be used: lettering, orthographic, oblique, isometric, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary views.  
WELD 1630 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn terminology and be able to explain the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students will be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of this process. Students will be explain and be able to describe power sources, electrode types, effects of different gases and how torch angles effect the quality of the process.  
WELD 1635 - Mild Steel Welding Lab 75 Hours
Students will perform Fillet Welds in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, Overheard, and Pipe to Plate Vertical the progression being upwards. Students will also perform a final test which will demonstrate competency in the GTAW positions learned in this course and basic blueprint reading.  
WELD 1645 - Stainless Steel Welding Lab 45 Hours
Students will perform Fillet Welds in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in Flat, Horizontal, and Vertical, positions, Students will also perform flat and horizontal groove welds. Students will also perform a final test which will demonstrate competency in the GTAW positions learned in this course and basic blueprint reading.  
WELD 1655 - Aluminum Welding Lab 45 Hours
Students will perform Fillet Welds in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in Flat, Horizontal, positions; students will also perform flat groove welds. Students will also perform a final test which will demonstrate competency in the GTAW positions learned in this course and basic blueprint reading.  
WELD 1710 - Inspection and Metallurgy 30 Hours
Students will learn basic metallurgy and heat treat procedures relating to mild steel, high carbon steel, and cast iron. Students will describe and define various types of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals and be able to identify and understand heat affected zones (HAZ) and their effects on base metals. Students will describe the differences in testing methods between mechanical or destructive and non-destructive testing. Explain different discontinuities and defects associated with various welding processes. Learn to evaluate a weld according to a given AWS Code or standard.  
WELD 1750 - AWS Welding Certification Preparation 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected welding process. The processes that can be chosen from are the following, SMAW, FCAW and GMAW.  
WELD 2950 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification Preparation 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) position.  
WELD 2955 - Gas Metal Arc Welding Certification Preparation 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) position.  
WELD 2960 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding – Gas Shielded Certification Preparation I 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Shielded Metal Arc Welding (FCAW-G) position.  
WELD 2965 - Flux-Cored Arc Welding-Self Shielded Certification Prep II 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Shielded Metal Arc Welding (FCAW-S) position.  
WELD 2970 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Shielded Metal Arc Welding (GTAW) position.  
WELD 2320 - Pipe Welding 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn the categories of pipe welds, how they are used, and the required types of weld root penetration. Students will also learn about arc strikes. Students will describe the pipe welding process and the importance of proper technique.  
WELD 2325 - Pipe Welding Lab I 90 Hours
Students in this course will practice grooves and pipe to plate in the horizontal (2G and 2F), Vertical (5F and 5G), and the 45 degree angle (6F and 6G). Students will learn proper small diameter pipe techniques and pipe welds to structural codes.  
WELD 2335 - Pipe Welding Lab II 75 Hours
Students in this course will practice grooves and pipe to plate in the horizontal (2G and 2F), Vertical (5F and 5G), and the 45 degree angle (6F and 6G). Students will be using the GTAW and SMAW processes combined in this course. Students will learn proper small diameter pipe techniques and pipe welds to structural codes.  
WELD 2345 - Pipe Welding Lab III 60 Hours
Students in this course will practice grooves and pipe to plate in the horizontal (2G and 2F), Vertical (5F and 5G), and the 45 degree angle (6F and 6G). Students will learn proper small diameter pipe techniques and pipe welds to structural codes.  
WELD 2410 - Aluminum Gas Metal Arc Welding 30 Hours
Students in this course will continue to learn to weld aluminum using the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Process. Students will focus on aluminum alloys, elements, temper designations, filler metal selections, and preparation of base metals. Students will perform Fillets and Grooves in Flat (1G), Horizontal (2F) and Vertical (3F) positions.  
WELD 2801 - Welding Sculpture 60 Hours
Students in this course will work with instructors to design and build a Welding Sculpture. Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals will be used. The sculpture must be an original, creative art work designed by the student. All welding processes may be used. The student will need to document the creation of the sculpture in a notebook with pictures, receipts for materials, concept sketches and anything done in the creation of the sculpture.  
WELD 2901 - Welding Special Projects I 60 Hours
Students in this course will work with instructors to design and building an instructor approved project using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students must define a timeline that will allow for the project to be completed on time, create a three view blueprint with weld symbols, provide a cost estimate of materials and parts list, build the project to American Welding Society (AWS) Standards, and pass inspection. Student projects must not exceed course hours and students must prepay for project materials.  
WELD 2902 - Welding Special Projects II 60 Hours
This course is a continuation of WLED 2901 – Special Projects I. Students in this course will work with instructors to design and building an instructor approved project using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students must define a timeline that will allow for the project to be completed on time, create a three view blueprint with weld symbols, provide a cost estimate of materials and parts list, build the project to American Welding Society (AWS) Standards, and pass inspection. Student projects must not exceed course hours and students must prepay for project materials.  
WELD 2903 - Welding Special Projects III 60 Hours
This course is a continuation of WLED 2902 – Special Projects II. Students in this course will work with instructors to design and building an instructor approved project using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Students must define a timeline that will allow for the project to be completed on time, create a three view blueprint with weld symbols, provide a cost estimate of materials and parts list, build the project to American Welding Society (AWS) Standards, and pass inspection. Student projects must not exceed course hours and students must prepay for project materials.  
WELD 2055 - Oxy Fuel Welding and Brazing 15 Hours
Students in this course will learn American Welding Society (AWS) procedures, specifications, requirements, and standards to becoming an AWS Certified Welder. Students will learn the differences between Qualifications and Certifications. Students will certify by performing a student-selected Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) position.  
WELD 2215 - Oxy Fuel Welding and Brazing Lab 45 Hours
Students in this course will learn to perform a variety of weld joints in the Flat (1F) position on thin and thick gauge mild steel. Students will demonstrate welding on a small diameter tube and pipe.  
WELD 2921 - Welding Skill Practice I 15 Hours
During this course, emphasis is placed on practicing the skills gained in the welding program. Students will work with the instructor to complete one or more projects that are applicable to the skills needed in the welding industry. Students are expected to work independently as per expectations of a program completer in the industry.  
WELD 2923 - Welding Skill Practice III 30 Hours
During this course, emphasis is placed on practicing the skills gained in the welding program. Students will work with the instructor to complete one or more projects that are applicable to the skills needed in the welding industry. Students are expected to work independently as per expectations of a program completer in the industry.  
WELD 2926 - Welding Skill Practice V 60 Hours
During this course, emphasis is placed on practicing the skills gained in the welding program. Students will work with the instructor to complete one or more projects that are applicable to the skills needed in the welding industry. Students are expected to work independently as per expectations of a program completer in the industry.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.