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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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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, and blueprint interpretation. Also includes introduction to estimating, bonds and insurance, materials specifications, labor, structural steel systems, and steel fabrication checklist.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last three years: MAT 089A through Module 10, or ICS 081 with a C or better, or required score on the Mathematics assessment test.
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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, and oxyacetylene bronze build-up. Also includes 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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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.
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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.
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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. Also includes equipment operation, 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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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. Also includes 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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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 placement into MAT 092 or higher).
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Recommendation: Completion of WLD 160 before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived for appropriate work experience. See a welding instructor or advisor for prerequisite information.
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WLD264A Introduction to CNC Plasma Arc Welding: Module A Credit Hours: 2.00
Procedures and techniques in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma arc cutting. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices; history of plasma arc cutting; software and coordinate systems; tool paths, importing images, and cutting with a CNC plasma machine.
Prerequisite(s): CAD 101 or 117; WLD 110 and 261.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with welding industry experience. Constitutes approximately first one-half of WLD 264. WLD 264A and 264B combined are equivalent to WLD 264.
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WLD264B Introduction to Basic Robotic Welding: Module B Credit Hours: 2.00
Procedures and techniques in robotic automated welding. Includes safety, programming and operation procedures for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process using a Fanuc R30iA robotics welding cell, Teach Pendent Programs (TPP), and maintenance.
Prerequisite(s): CAD 101 or 117; WLD 110 and 261.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with welding industry experience. Constitutes approximately second one-half of WLD 264. WLD 264A and 264B combined are equivalent to WLD 264.
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WLD264 Introduction to CNC Plasma Arc and Basic Robotic Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma arc cutting and robotic automated welding. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices; history of plasma arc cutting; software and coordinate systems; tool paths, importing images, and cutting with a CNC plasma machine. Also includes programming and operation procedures for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process using a Fanuc R30iA robotics welding cell, Teach Pendent Programs (TPP), and maintenance.
Prerequisite(s): CAD 101 or 117; WLD 110 and 261.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with welding industry experience. WLD 264A and 264B combined are equivalent to WLD 264.
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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. May be repeated up to three times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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