Welding

  • WLD 1200 Safety and Cutting Processes

    This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include an intensive introduction to welding safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thicknesses as well as have an appropriate understanding of welding safety. Eligibility: MAT 0500; must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 1240 Applied Welding

    Students will understand the three most common welding processes that are available to perform welds and the numerous ways to cut various materials. The welding processes included are oxy-fuel, plasma, and use of various mechanical cutting machines. Upon completion, students will be able to perform code quality welds on plates of various thicknesses in all three processes, as well as perform cutting operations on plates using all cutting equipment. Eligibility: MAT 0500; must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 1350 Shielded Metal Arc Welding

    This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Eligibility: MAT 0500; must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 1360 Gas Metal Arc Welding

    This course introduces gas metal arc (GMAW) welding and flux core arc welding processes (FCAW). Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. Eligibility: MAT 0500; must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 1370 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (GTAW) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials. Eligibility: MAT 0500; must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2250 Adv Shielded Metal Arc Welding

    Advanced shielded metal arc (stick) welding techniques will be performed using mild steel electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions on structural plate. Identifying and analyzing defects in welding joints is emphasized. Carbon steel plate is welded using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to American Welding Society (AWS) Code. Students will develop skills necessary to make quality welds on carbon steel pipe with open root and backing rings according to AWS, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Petroleum Institute (API) code. Prerequisite: WLD 1350; Eligibility: MAT 1210 or MAT 0600. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2260 Adv Gas Metal Arc Welding

    Advanced gas metal arc welding practices and power source technology, including programmable and pulsing constant voltage machines, will be used. Machine set-up and techniques for nonferrous metals, including aluminum and stainless steel, will be practiced. Advanced arc welding techniques will be performed in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions on structural plate. Identifying and analyzing defects in welding joints is emphasized. Carbon steel plate is welded using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to American Welding Society (AWS) Code. Students will develop skills necessary to make quality welds on carbon steel pipe with open root and with backing rings according to AWS, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Petroleum Institute (API) code. Prerequisite: WLD 1360; Eligibility: MAT 1210 or MAT 0600. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2270 Adv Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    Advanced study and practice of the gas tungsten arc welding process are emphasized. Advanced joint designs are mastered on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. A required American Welding Society Workmanship sample will be fabricated and welded. Students will also weld GTAW on pipe according to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) procedures. Theory and practice of GTAW on ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions will be covered. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometries. Prerequisite: WLD 1370; Eligibility: MAT 1210 or MAT 0600. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2350 Fabrication

    Students will learn how to read blueprints with an emphasis on weld symbols, joint design, and layout techniques. Students will be introduced to equipment such as the iron worker, hand tools, press brake, and shear. The principles behind bending, punching, and fastening technologies will be discussed. Prerequisites: WLD 2260; Corequisite: PHY 1260; Eligibility: ENG 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2360 Alternate Processes

    Machine setup and techniques for nonferrous metals, including aluminum and stainless steel, will be practiced. Welding applications of special metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, and titanium will be discussed. Non-traditional or advanced welding and processing procedures such as resistance welding, automated plasma cutting, robotic welding and submerged arc welding are demonstrated. Laser and electron beam welding techniques are also reviewed. Prerequisites: WLD 2250, WLD 2260, and WLD 2270. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2370 Metallurgy

    Students will learn the basic properties, characteristics, and production of the major metal families and processes for ferrous and nonferrous metals. General metal properties, testing, and heat treatments are covered, along with crystal structures in metals, iron-carbon phase diagrams, and isothermal transformation diagrams. Prerequisite: PHY 1250; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • WLD 2450 Capstone Project

    Through research, discussion, and presentation, students will apply welding technology knowledge toward a real life problem. Each student will prepare a case study of a local industry problem or application as well as a solution to the problem. Process selection, joint design, cost estimating, and design of a welded project are required. Prerequisite: student must be within one semester of graduation or have permission of instructor. Master Course Syllabus