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Welding

Course Descriptions

WLD 101 Welding I 2-2-3
This course is an introduction to basic skills necessary in AWS Level I welder training. Oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing sills will be taught. GMA W (gas metal arc welding) and FCAW (flux cored arc welding) on plate will be performed in addition to weld symbol interpretation and safety. Time permitting, other processes may be explored. This class utilizes certified American Welding Society (AWS) curriculum. Students seeking AWS certification may take applicable hands-on tests during the course.

WLD 102 Welding II 2-2-3
This course is a continuation of Welding I. Students will expand knowledge gained from level 1 and begin to learn more about welding prints, fit-up, lay-out, and structural materials. Out of position GMAW and FCAW will be tested. FCAW and GMAW AWS level projects will be performed in all four positions using filet and groove welds. Additional information will include plasma arc cutting and the introduction to gas tungsten arc welding. This class utilizes American Welding Society (AWS) curriculum. Students seeing AWS certification may take applicable hands-on tests during the course. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in WLD101 or instructor approval.)

WLD 201 Welding III 2-2-3
This course expands knowledge gained from WLD101 and WLD102. Students will learn ways to identify welding problems, their causes, and corrective action to take. GTWAW will be performed in various positions on ferrous and nonferrous materials. SMAW will be performed in the flat and horizontal positions. Students will be given the opportunity to use a CAC-A system. This class utilizes certified American Welding Society (AWS) curriculum. Students seeing AWS certification may take applicable handson tests during the course. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in WLD102 or instructor approval.

WLD 202 Welding IV 2-2-3
This course expands on the knowledge gained from levels 1, 2 and 3, and concentrates on AWS weldments while beginning to weld using SMAW in the vertical and overhead positions along with GMAW and FCAW in advanced positions. Welding and cutting will be used on ferrous and nonferrous material and metallurgy aspects discussed. This class utilizes certified American Welding Society (AWS) curriculum. Students seeking AWS certification may take applicable handson tests during the course. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in WLD201 or instructor approval.

WLD 220
WLD 221 Special Problems in Welding 2-2-3
This course expands on the knowledge gained from levels 1, 2, and 3. The class will be a hands-on course for students to gain experience using welding blueprints or to obtain additional practice with various welding techniques. Students may also prepare for and take the American Welding Society (AWS) Level I certification exam. Students who successfully pass all of the written portions of the AWS examination, the bend test, and one welding process module will receive their AWS Entry Level certification. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in WLD201 or instructor approval. (IN)

WLD 295 Welding/Metals Internship 0-(6-18)-(2-6)
This course is designed to provide students real-life work experiences through on-thejob training with a field-related cooperating employer in the student’s declared major. Students will be supervised by the business/industry sponsor and report to the Director of Career and Technical Programs or assigned faculty member. The position may be paid or unpaid. Students must complete a minimum of 45 contact hours per credit hour per semester. Course is variable credits and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: SKL240, minimum of 30 credit hours, with at least 18 credits of core classes in the program area, 2.50 GPA, and/or approval from the Dean of Career and Technical Education or Director of Career and Technical Programs.

WLD 299 Special Studies in Welding and Metals Technology (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than six credit hours of special studies in any one discipline. (IN)