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Associate in Applied Science



Welding - Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Campus Location(s): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Dr. Tim Gill, 816.604.5211

Welding Classes

WELD 100 - Introduction to Welding/Cutting Processes - 1.00 credits

Student will develop an awareness of oxy-fuel cutting and of the more common welding processes in the welding industry. An emphasis will be placed on GMAW welding with student experiencing the process in the laboratory setting.

WELD 105 - Welding for the Trades - 3.00 credits

This course provides an introduction to the flame cutting and plasma cutting processes, brazing, stick (arc) welding and MIG welding. This is not a code welding course but students will learn to identify and correct welding problems.

WELD 110 - Welding Industry Fundamentals - 3.00 credits

Student will develop an awareness of the welding industry. Emphasis will be placed on American Welding Society (AWS) welding codes and standards as they relate to the construction, fabrication and maintenance industry.

WELD 120 - Thermal Cutting Processes Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 110. Student will develop the knowledge required of thermal cutting processes. Emphasis will be placed on manual and mechanized oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc cutting.

WELD 121 - Thermal Cutting Processes Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 120. Student will develop the skills required to be proficient in the thermal cutting processes. The emphasis will be on manual and mechanized oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and air-carbon arc cutting (CAC-A).

WELD 130 - Print Reading & Weld Symbols - 3.00 credits

Student will develop an understanding of line interpretation and apply this knowledge to orthographic and isometric drawings. Skill development in recognizing structural shapes from prints and interpreting welding symbols on prints will also be emphasized.

WELD 140 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (stick) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 121. Student will develop an awareness of arc welding safety and the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. This includes acquiring the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, electrode identification and use, code welding, and maintenance of SMAW equipment.

WELD 141 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (stick) Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 140. Student will develop the skills of welding safely and of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. This includes applying the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, and electrode identification and use to code welding procedures in all positions with fillet and groove welds, and maintenance of SMAW equipment.

WELD 150 - Gas Metal Arc Welding I (MIG) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 121. Student will develop an awareness of arc welding safety and the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. This includes acquiring the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, modes of filler metal transfer, filler metal identification and use, code welding, and maintenance of GMAW equipment.

WELD 151 - Gas Metal Arc Welding I (MIG) Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 150. Student will develop the skills of welding safely and of the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. This includes applying the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, modes of filler metal transfer, filler metal identification and use to code welding procedures in all positions with fillet and groove welds, and maintenance of GMAW equipment.

WELD 160 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (TIG) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 121. Student will develop an awareness of arc welding safety and the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. This includes acquiring the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, electrode identification and use, filler metal identification and use, code welding, and maintenance of GTAW equipment and accessories.

WELD 161 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (TIG) Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 160. Student will develop the skills of welding safely and the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. This includes applying the knowledge of power sources and polarities, principles of operation, welding techniques, electrode identification and use, filler metal identification and use, code welding, and maintenance of GTAW equipment and accessories.

WELD 230 - Layout & Fabrication Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 130 and one WELD 100 level lecture & one WELD 100 level lab. Student will learn and apply basic rigging operations to material handling. Mathematical formulas, geometrical principles, and charts associated with fabrication will be emphasized. The safe and proper use of fabrication tools and equipment will be stressed.

WELD 231 - Layout & Fabrication Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 230 and one WELD 100 level lecture & one WELD 100 level lab. Layout and fit-up operations will be presented which include selection and use of shop tools and equipment, processing materials, and fabrication safety. Processed parts will be assembled and welded using shop prints with welding symbols.

WELD 240 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (stick) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD141. Student will learn the theory and techniques of advanced shielded metal arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on mild steel and stainless steel plates with stainless steel electrodes. Pipe techniques will also be addressed for welding fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel pipe.

WELD 241 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (stick) Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 240. Student will develop skills using the theory and technique associated with advanced shielded metal arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on mild steel and stainless steel plates with stainless steel electrodes. Pipe welding skills will also be developed for welding fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel pipe.

WELD 250 - Gas Metal Arc Welding II (MIG) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 151. Student will learn the theory and techniques of advanced gas metal arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel pipe and aluminum plate with the different modes of wire transfer. The student will also identify and recommend repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 251 - Gas Metal Arc Welding II (MIG) Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 250. Student will develop skills using the theory and techniques of advanced gas metal arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel pipe and aluminum plate with the different modes of wire transfer. The student will also identify and initiate recommended repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 260 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II (TIG) Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 161. Student will learn the theory and techniques of advanced gas tungsten arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel round tubing. The student will also identify and recommend repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 261 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II (TIG) Lab- - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 260. Student will develop skills using the theory and techniques of advanced gas tungsten arc welding processes. This will include fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel round tubing. The student will also identify and initiate recommended repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 270 - Flux Core Arc Welding I Lecture - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 151. Student will learn the theory and techniques of flux cored arc welding, both self-shielded and gas-shielded. This will include fillet welds and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel plates and pipe. The student will also identify and recommend repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 271 - Flux Core Arc Welding I Lab - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: WELD 270. Student will develop skills using the theory and techniques of flux cored arc welding, both self-shielded and gas-shielded. This will include fillet welds and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel plates and pipe. The student will also identify and initiate recommended repairs for given weld defects.

WELD 290 - Management Skills for the Trades - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: WELD 231 and one WELD 100 level lecture & one WELD 100 level lab or entry level requirements of other campus departments. Student will learn and apply different training methods to meet the requirements of different learning styles. Basic principles of management and the psychology associated with working relationships will be emphasized throughout the course material. Skills in project cost estimation and facilities management will also be developed.

 

Last Modified: 10/26/15