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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
WLD110 Basic Arc and Oxyacetylene Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment, proper welding procedures for arc and oxyacetylene, arc and oxyacetylene steel welding, welding machines and polarities, filler metal identification, and welding positions, and oxyacetylene cutting.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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WLD115 Blueprint Reading/Estimating Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and procedures for interpreting structural blueprints and determining materials and labor costs. Includes fundamentals of blueprint reading, welding print format and types of fabrication blueprints, welding symbols and sizes, structural shapes and symbols, blueprint interpretation, introduction to estimating, bonds and insurance, materials specifications, labor, structural steel systems, and steel fabrication checklist.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 082 or required score on math assessment test.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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WLD120 Welding for Metal Sculpture Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic welding techniques and processes used in metal sculpture design and fabrication. Includes oxyacetylene safety practice, oxyacetylene equipment handling, oxyacetylene welding procedures, assembly of portable equipment, oxyacetylene cutting and design, oxyacetylene bronze build-up, arc welding safety practices, arc welding procedures, basic joint design, currents and polarities, arc welding machines and electrodes, and arc designing for sculpture.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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WLD160 Arc Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques of joining metals with an electric arc as the source. Includes arc welding uses, safety, techniques, flame cutting, joint design, welding costs, electric currents and power sources, carbon arc cutting, filler metal selection, hardfacing, and metal identification.
Prerequisite(s): WLD 110.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with appropriate work experience or course work. See a welding instructor or advisor for prerequisite information.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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WLD250 Pipe Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques of pipe welding. Includes introduction to pipe layout and drawing equipment. Also includes an introduction to performance testing, types of pipe, methods and preparation of pipe joints and miter joints, methods of joining pipe and miter joints.
Prerequisite(s): WLD 160.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with appropriate work experience. See a welding instructor or advisor for prerequisite information.
Offered: Spring.
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WLD261 Gas Metal Arc Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GMAW and FCAW processes and equipment, equipment operation and welding techniques, power source and wire feed types and controls, welding currents and polarities, welding wires in GMAW and FCAW processes, shielding gases, and mild steel and aluminum welding.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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WLD262 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GTAW process and equipment, equipment operation and techniques, power source types and controls, welding currents and polarities, tungsten electrodes, shielding gases, mild steel welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welding, and GTAW certification.
Prerequisite(s): WLD 110.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with welding industry experience.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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WLD263 Layout and Fabrication Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques of steel layout and fabrication welding. Includes measurement, print reading review, layout tools, layout techniques, hand-held power tool safety and use, large power tool safety and use, drawing interpretation, structural methods, and welding projects.
Prerequisite(s): WLD 115, 261 and GTM 105 or math assessment at MAT 092 or higher.
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Recommendation: Completion of WLD 160 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived for appropriate work experience. See a welding instructor or advisor for prerequisite information.
Offered: Spring.
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WLD296 Welding Independent Projects Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Self-directed laboratory projects. Includes project objectives, procedures, safety practices, welding processes, set-up for the project, and project completion.
Prerequisite(s): WLD 110.
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Information: Welding industry experience or welding skills may be substituted for the prerequisite requirement. See a welding instructor for approval.
Information: May be repeated up to three times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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