Welding (WLD)

Welding (WLD)

The Welding degree prepares students for high-demand employment opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, and energy piping. Students gain hands-on skill training in oxyacetylene welding (OAW), oxyfuel cutting (OFC), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students also develop knowledge and skills in welding processes including metal fabrication, visual inspection, and blueprint reading. The degree program includes cooperative education work opportunities as well. 
The Welding curriculum is aligned with the American Welding Society's SENSE program, where graduates can earn Level 2 certification.

Welding Certificate (WLDC)

The Welding Certificate prepares students for immediate employment in organizations where welders are in demand, including manufacturing, construction, automotive, and energy industries. The program includes hands-on practice in a variety of welding processes as well as metal fabrication, testing, and quality control. Graduates are prepared to take certification tests offered by the American Welding Society.

Welding (WLD)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
WLD 100Fundamentals of Welding ( B) 233
WLD 105Print Reading and Weld Design ( B) 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
PSY 1XX Psychology Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Humanities Elective or Natural Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 2  
WLD 120Gas Metal Arc Welding ( T) 264
EET 101Electronic Fundamentals 1 ( B) 233
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics ( G) 223
WLD 110Shielded Metal Arc Welding ( T) 264
Semester 3  
MET 1XX Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective (B)  233
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Welding ( T) 264
WLD 130Flux Cored Arc Welding ( T) 264
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
Semester 4  
WLD 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Welding ( T) 1402
Semester 5  
WLD 220Metal Fabrication ( T) 233
WLD 230Pipe Welding ( T) 264
WLD 250Welding Inspection and Certification ( T) 233
MET 140Engineering Materials ( B) 223
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)    3
Semester 6  
WLD 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Welding ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  3813161

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Psychology Elective
PSY 100Applied Psychology: Human Relations3
PSY 102Applied Psychology: Stress Management3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
Humanities Elective3
Any ART, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, SPN, THE
Natural Science Elective
Any CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC
Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 13
MET 131MET Computer Aided Drafting 13
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

Welding Certificate (WLDC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
WLD 100Fundamentals of Welding 233
WLD 105Print Reading and Weld Design 223
WLD 110Shielded Metal Arc Welding 264
Semester 2  
WLD 120Gas Metal Arc Welding 264
WLD 130Flux Cored Arc Welding 264
Semester 3  
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Welding 264
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1    3
Semester 4  
WLD 250Welding Inspection and Certification 233
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2    3
Total Credits:  143231

Electives

Technical Electives
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 13
MET 112Manufacturing Processes 24
MET 131MET Computer Aided Drafting 13
MET 140Engineering Materials3
WLD 220Metal Fabrication3
WLD 230Pipe Welding4

Courses

WLD 100 Fundamentals of Welding
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental principles of welding and joining processes. Topics include: welding techniques and equipment, welding safety, OSHA training, and career exploration.
Prerequisites: None

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WLD 105 Print Reading and & Weld Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on interpreting various types of prints used in the welding industry. Topics include: print reading, measurements, types of welds and joints, and welding symbols.
Prerequisites: AFM 090

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WLD 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques and operations associated with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Topics include: operating principles of gas and arc welding and cutting equipment, gas and arc welding processes, groove welds, and fillet welds.
Prerequisites: AFM 090

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WLD 120 Gas Metal Arc Welding
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques and operations associated with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Topics include: operating principles, equipment and accessories, and GMAW Spray Transfer techniques.
Prerequisites: WLD 100 and WLD 110

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WLD 130 Flux Cored Arc Welding
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques and operations associated with Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Topics include: operating principles, equipment and accessories, and FCAW-G/GM (dual shield), and FCAW-S (self-shielded) operations.
Prerequisites: WLD 100 and WLD 110

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WLD 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 100

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WLD 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 191

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WLD 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 192

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WLD 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 193

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WLD 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 194

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WLD 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Welding
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 195

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WLD 198 First Year Special Topics in Welding
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Welding, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section

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WLD 199 First Year Independent Project in Welding
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Welding that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Welding faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section

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WLD 210 Gas Tungsten Welding
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques and operations associated with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Topics include: safety; shielding gases; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.
Prerequisites: WLD 120 and WLD 130

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WLD 220 Metal Fabrication
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on metal fabrication techniques used in industry. Topics include: thermal cutting, oxy-fuel gas cutting, plasma arc cutting, and metal fabrication safety.
Prerequisites: WLD 105 and MET 111

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WLD 230 Pipe Welding
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques associated with pipe welding operations. Topics include: nomenclature, safety, pipe welding positions, layout and preparation, and completing horizontal welds (2G), vertical welds (5G), and welds on a 45 degree angle (6G).
Prerequisites: WLD 210

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WLD 250 Welding Inspection and Certification
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on welding techniques as applied to the American Welding Society Structural Steel Code D1.1. Topics include: weld discontinuities, visual examination of tack, intermediate layers, completed welds, and required documentation. Students perform welder qualification tests and practice inspecting weld defects.
Prerequisites: WLD 210

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WLD 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Welding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 100

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WLD 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Welding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 291

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WLD 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Welding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 292

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WLD 294 Internship 1: Welding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 100

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WLD 295 Internship 2: Welding
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate?s degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: WLD 294

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WLD 298 Second Year Special Topics in Welding
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Welding, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section

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WLD 299 Second Year Independent Project in Welding
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Welding that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Welding faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section

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Faculty

Program Chair

Thomas Sumerix

Co-op Coordinator

Sue Dolan

Advisor

Thomas Sumerix