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Welding Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2012

 

Catalog Number Course Title Credits
Fall Semester    
31-442-321 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
31-442-322 Oxyfuel and Arc Cutting Procedures 2
31-442-323 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit 4
31-442-300 Safety in Welding 1
31-442-312 Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing 1
31-421-320 Basic Blueprint Reading/Welding 4
31-804-302 Applied Technical Math 2
  Total 16
Spring Semester
31-442-324 Flux Core Arc Welding 3
31-442-326 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
31-442-307 Metallurgy Fundamentals for Welding 2
31-801-304 Applied Communication: Writing 2
31-809-350 Customer Relations 1
  Total 13

 


Welding Courses

31-421-320 BASIC BLUEPRINT READING/WELDING
Designed to develop skills and knowledge required to enable the student to interpret and use welding and related prints.  Topics inlcude:  title blocks, alphabet of lines, orthographic projection, sketching techniques, auxiliary views, section views, review of welding symbols, general dimensioning and tolerancing, and weldments. Lecture. 4 credits.

31-442-300 SAFETY IN WELDING
Designed to inform students with safety procedures and safety equipment used in industry.  The course will familiarize students with welding equipment, band saws, shears, drill presses, punches, grinders, oxy fuel equipment and an array of hand tools.  Lecture.  1 credit. 

31-442-307 METALLURGY FUNDAMENTALS FOR WELDING
Designed to educate students on metallurgy fundamentals.  The course involved how both ferrous and nonferrous metals are produced.  Students will experience rockwell testing procedures, heat treating applications, determining stresses or strengths and many other procedures to determine the materials properties. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

31-442-312 DESTRUCTIVE AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Designed to familiarize students with the various weldment testing methods used in industry.  These methods will follow American Welding Society standards and procedures that are used in today's industry.  These classes will identify welding defects and how to eliminate these defects.  Lecture.  1 credit.

31-442-321 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
Designed to familiarize students with the different electrodes used in SMAW.  This course will also develop their welding skills in process.  Students will have to perform SMAW welds to AWS D1.1 standards.  They will be welding in all positions while using many different thicknesses of material. Lecture/lab. 
2 credits.

31-442-322 OXY FUEL AND ARC CUTTING PROCESSES
Provides the student with the basic skills in:  manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting, oxy-fuel welding, oxy-fuel brazing, oxy-fuel soldering, repair/maintenance practices, and small fabrication techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on types of weldments and quality of weldment.  Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

31-442-323 GAS METAL ARC WELDING SHORT CIRCUIT
Designed to develop students with the basic welding skills in GMAW short circuit and spray transfer processes.  Students will familiarize themselves with safety procedures, welding equipment and welding procedures for these processes.  Lecture/lab. 4 credits.

31-442-324 FLUX CORED ARC WELDING
Designed to develop welding knowledge and skills in the flux cored arc welding process.  Students will have to perform weldments to AWS D1.1 standards.  Students will be welding in all positions with different thicknesses of steel.  This course will also briefly touch on submerged arc welding.  Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

31-442-325 ADV. WELDING AND CUTTING PROCESSES
Teaches students to produce welds and cuts using advanced equipment including robotics, C.N.C. cutting, and submerged arc welding techniques. Corequisites: 31-442-324, 31-442-326. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

31-442-326 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
A very common welding process used in industry.  The materials the students will be welding with are mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum.  They will be required to weld in all positions with these materials.  Weldments must meet AWS D1.1 Code. Lecture/lab. 5 credits.

31-442-330 ADVANCED WELDING BLUEPRINT READING
Designed to develop advanced skills and knowledge required to enable the student to interpret and use welding and related prints. Topics include: weld symbols, reference lines, print format, dimensioning, general make-up, print reading activities, and completing projects using ability. Lecture. 2 credits.

31-442-331 MEASURING DEVICES
Designed to develop skills and knowledge required to interpret and perform accurate measurements. Some tools used in this course will include micrometers, calipers, sheet steel gauges, feeler gauges and fillet gauges. Measurements will be expressed in English, Metric, decimal and fractional. Hands-on experiences with many of these measuring devices included. Lecture. 1 credit.

31-442-332 AREAS LAYOUT
Designed to develop skills in laying out projects from shop sketches or blueprints used in the welding industry; complex projects and design work will be utilized to develop layout and problem-solving skills. Using related tools, machine operations and equipment to fabricate and assemble parts. Lecture/lab. 2 credits.

31-442-333 ADVANCED GMAW SPRAY, PULSE SPRAY, AND FCAW
Designed to advance welding skills in GMAW/FCAW Spray processes. The purpose of the course is to introduce longer continuous welds, out of position welds and welding different base metals. Students will have to meet criteria standards that are set by AWS D1.1 structural steel codes. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.

31-442-334 WELDING FABRICATION
Introduces the learner to various types of structural steel, sheet steel, and pipe and prepares the learner to perform fabrication from assembly prints, including cutting, welding, bending, straightening and repair. The welding processes used in this course will include GMAW-Spray, GMAW-Pulse Spray, and FCAW. Each student will have a series of weldments to complete using specific welding process and welding symbols described on print. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.