Welding (442)

442-100 -  Welding Internship  

144 hour on the job training paid internship for students participating in Welding boot camp. Interns are hired by companies as probationary employees during the boot camp training period with the goal of placing all candidates who successfully complete the program into regular full-time employment.

2 Credit hours  
144 Other hours  
442-101 -  Welding for Automotive Technicians  

Students acquire skills to safely set up and perform various welding and cutting processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), oxyacetylene cutting, and plasma cutting. Students will learn to produce quality welding and cutting in all positions on thick to thin materials. This course is designed for Automotive Technician students. Skill development emphasis is on Gas Metal Arc Welding and oxyacetylene cutting techniques which are utilized in the automotive service and repair industry.

1 Credit hours  
36 Lab hours  
442-109 -  Welding for Fabricators  

Provides skill in oxy-fuel cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in flat and horizontal positions. Students apply safe welding standards to a variety of industrial applications on different types of metals in a lab setting. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 890-101 College 101)

4 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
442-120 -  Robotic Welding  

Emphasizes the application of welding automation in a production manufacturing environment. Focuses on automation safety, coordinate motion, creating and editing programs, creating tool centerpoints, and preventative maintenance. Provides hands-on experience with creating teach pendant programs. (Prerequisite: 442-109 Welding for Fabricators or 442-308 Introduction to Welding Process, Part B or 442-309 Introduction to Welding Processes or 442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
442-309 -  Introduction to Welding Processes  

Provides skill in oxy-fuel cuttings, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in flat and horizontal positions. Students apply safe welding standards to a variety of industrial applications on different types of metals in a lab setting. Restricted to Welding, Metal Fabrication or Fabrication Technologies program students only. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1; 890-101 College 101)

4 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
442-315 -  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding  

Provides advanced GTAW skills that build upon the basic skills learned previously. Students will be welding on stainless steel and aluminum. Welding operations are performed in a lab setting applying a variety of industrial applications of out of position welding on plate and pipe. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 442-307 Introduction to Welding Processes, Part A and 442-308 Introduction to Welding Processes, Part B or 442-309 Introduction to Welding Processes; 804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1; 890-101 College 101)

4 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
442-316 -  Advanced Welding Techniques  

Focuses on maintaining safety skills appropriate to a welding shop environment. Builds on skills acquired in prerequisite courses. Students perform welding operations on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum in practical, real-world situations. Introduces welding codes; welds are performed according to code criteria, with the option of being certified. (Prerequisite: 442-315 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)

4 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
442-331 -  Welding Print Reading  

Gives welders a basic knowledge about the interpretation of drawings and manuals of the sort most frequently encountered in industry. Includes arrangement of views, dimensions and notes, sections, shop sketching, welding symbols, and various welding prints used in the industry. Recommend completion of 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 890-101 College 101.

2 Credit hours  
72 Lecture hours  
442-337 -  Welding Theory and Safety  

Provides instruction in welding and industrial safety. Students will identify environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection equipment. Students will learn welding theory associated with the GMAW, SMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding processes as well as maintenance and care of welding power supplies and other related equipment.

1 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
442-338 -  Cutting Processes  

Introduction to the necessary safety and set up of welding equipment and welding equipment maintenance. Focuses on developing skills in cutting processes using oxy-fuel and plasma cutting equipment. Students will use cutting process skills to cut Ferrous and Non Ferrous materials used in a variety of industrial applications. Students perform set up and cutting operations with manual equipment in a lab setting.

1 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
18 Lab hours  
442-345 -  Metal Fabrication  

Focuses on development of layout and fabrication skills through a sequence of exercises and a final project. Students use equipment including a CNC shear, CNC press brake and CNC plasma table. Student project may incur additional fees. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 442-307 Introduction to Welding Processes, Part A and 442-308 Introduction to Welding Processes, Part B or 442-309 Introduction to Welding Processes; 442-331 Welding Print Reading; 804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1)

4 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
442-356 -  Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)  

Introduction to the necessary safety and set up of welding equipment and welding equipment maintenance. Designed to provide students with basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills and a theoretical understanding of the process. Learning activities will focus on equipment set-up and adjustment, electrode identification, weld quality and techniques to improve welding skills safely. Shielded Metal Arc Welding skills are developed by performing a variety of weld joints in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on low carbon steel.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-357 -  Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW)  

Introduction to the necessary safety and set up of welding equipment and welding equipment maintenance. Introduction to welding terminology. Demonstrate safe shop work practices; set up and shut down of GMAW equipment and welding mild steel in the flat, horizontal, and vertical down positions.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-358 -  Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 (GMAW)  

Introduces out of position fillet and groove welding in the horizontal, vertical up and overhead positions. Students will learn and demonstrate practices for the set up and performance of out of position welding on various thickness of material. Students will demonstrate welding safety and good housekeeping practices. (Prerequisite: 442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW 1))

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-359 -  Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)  

Introduction to the necessary safety and set up of welding equipment and welding equipment maintenance. Focuses on developing welding skills using Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). Students use welding skills in a variety of industrial applications on carbon steel plates by welding in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions along with multiple passes on 1/4” to 1” thick material. Students perform welding operations in a lab setting.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-365 -  Welding for Gas Utility Construction  

Provides skill in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in the flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel plate and pipe. Students apply safe welding standards to a variety of industrial applications. Students will demonstrate competence to set up equipment for the given cutting and welding process. Students will demonstrate the techniques required to perform welding acceptable to industrial standards. In addition, students will demonstrate Career and Life Skills, or soft skills required in an industrial setting for the duration of the course. (Prerequisite: 469-311 Gas Utility Field Training 1)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
442-370 -  Introduction to Robotic Welding  

Emphasizes the application of welding automation in a production manufacturing environment. Focuses on automation safety, coordinate motion, creating and editing programs, creating tool centerpoints, and preventative maintenance. Provides hands-on experience with creating teach pendant programs. (Prerequisite: 442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-386 -  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW)  

Introduction to the necessary safety and set up of welding equipment and welding equipment maintenance. Introduces Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills on mild steel and stainless steel in the flat, horizontal and vertical down positions. Students learn safety, welding terminology, setup and operation of welding equipment. Welding operations are performed in a lab setting, applying a variety of industrial applications welding on sheet steel and stainless steel.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-387 -  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 (GTAW)  

Introduces advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding skills on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel in the horizontal, vertical up and overhead positions. Welding operations are performed in a lab setting, applying a variety of industrial applications welding on sheet, plate, tube and pipe. Students will demonstrate welding safety and good housekeeping practices. (Prerequisite: 442-386 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW 1))

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours  
442-392 -  Advanced Welding and Metals  

Focuses on advanced welding methods and processes involved in manufacturing. Builds on maintaining safety skills appropriate to a welding shop environment and skills acquired in prerequisite courses. Students perform welding operations on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in practical, real-world situations. Welding codes are introduced; welds are performed according to code criteria. Students will research various industries and career paths welding has to offer. (Prerequisites: 442-338 Cutting Processes; 442-356 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); 442-358 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 (GMAW 2); 442-359 Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW); 442-387 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 (GTAW 2); 890-101 College 101; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 457-345 Metal Fabrication)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
54 Lab hours