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welding technology (WELD)
WELD 105 (3 credits)
Welding Blueprint Reading

A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis on terminology,
symbols, graphic description, and welding processes,
including systems of measurement and industry standards.
Interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry.

WELD 110 (3 credits)
Oxy-Fuel Welding and Related Processes

Provides technical information and hands-on experience in
flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using oxygen
fuel welding and cutting processes. Topics include rod sizes,
common flaws, types of welds, brazing operations and joint
designs.

WELD 120 (3 credits)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1

The course develops skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(SMAW I).
Students will learn applications, set-ups,
operations, and troubleshooting of this processes.
Significant hands-on practice is provided.

WELD 150 (1 credit)
Introduction to Safety
WELD 155 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding

The course develops skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding I (GMAW).
Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations, and
troubleshooting of these processes. Significant hands-on
practice is provided.

WELD 160 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding 2

The course develops skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding
II (GMAW). Students will learn applications, set-ups,
operations, and troubleshooting of these processes.
Significant hands-on practice is provided.
Prerequisite WELD 155

WELD 165
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3 credits)

The course develops skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
(GTAW). Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations,
and troubleshooting of these processes. Significant handson practice is provided.

WELD 170
Gas Tungstesn Arc Welding 2 (3 credits)

The course develops skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
(GTAW). Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations,
and troubleshooting of these processes. Significant handson practice is provided in advanced skills.
Prerequisite WELD 165

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WELD 205
Flux cored and submerged arc welding (3 credits)

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, setup, wire identification, current, shielding gases, operations
and troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant
hands-on application designed to provide training in
advancement of welding skills using the FCAW and SAW
on carbon steels using small and large diameter flux-cored
electrodes in all positions on fillet and groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 155, WELD 160

WELD 220
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 (3 credits)

This course is an advanced welding application & safety,
current selection, electrode identification, welding methods,
operations and troubleshooting techniques of the process.
Significant hands-on application designed to provide training
in advancement of welding skills on carbon and stainless
steels using various electrodes in all positions on fillet and
groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 120

WELD 225 (3 credits)
Metallurgy

This course develops the understanding of physical
characteristics and mechanical properties of metals for
welding application. This program is designed to provide
training in identifying base metals and selection of weld
filler metals and understand how welding heat affects base
metals during the welding process.
Prerequisite: none

WELD 230 (3 credits)
Special Welding Processes

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, setup, wire identification, current, shielding gases, operations
and troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant
hands-on application designed to provide training in
advancement of welding skills using the Submerged Arc
Welding (SAW), Stud Welding and Tube Welding processes
on carbon and Stainless steels using specialized equipment
in various positions.
Prerequisite: WELD 155, WELD 165

WELD 260 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding 3

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, setup, wire identification, current, shielding gases, operations
and troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant
hands-on application designed to provide training in
development of welding skills on aluminum, carbon and
stainless steels on all positions on fillet and groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 155, WELD 160



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