Welding (WEL)

WEL 1111     Welding for the Non-Career Welder     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course is designed for those students who come from various backgrounds that seek a basic foundation in welding to be applied to specific applications. Backgrounds include those from, but not limited to: machining, automotive, engineering, and hobbyist. Individual and group work will be encouraged, and appropriate reading material will be discussed. Safety will be followed and practiced daily. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


WEL 1500     Welding Fundamentals     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Corequisite: WEL 1600

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts found in the welding industry. This includes, but is not limited to: welding and cutting theory, proper machine setup, welding terminology, defects and discontinuities, weld/welding symbols, and shop safety. Lectures will be reinforced with practical lab demonstrations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


WEL 1600     Basic Welding     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Corequisite: WEL 1500

This course introduces students to the practical aspect of welding. Welds will be performed using GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, and FCAW on mild steel and in all positions. Safety is emphasized, and will be followed on a daily basis.BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5


WEL 1700     Fabrication Basics     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: WEL 2100,WEL 2100

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course will introduce students to various machines and fabrication techniques found in the metal working industry. Proper usage demonstrations and terminology will be covered, along with individual and group projects. Topics to include, but not limited to: sheet metal layout for bending/braking, rolling, and shrinking/stretching; tube and structural steel layout for notching/mitering; plate layout for holes and rolling; blueprints; shop mathematics. Appropriate reading and text will be covered. Safety will be greatly emphasized and followed on a daily basis. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5


WEL 2500     Advanced Welding     5 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: WEL 1500 and WEL 1600 or consent of instructor.

This course is a continuation of WEL 1600. Students will perform more advanced weldments on mild steel using the GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and SMAW processes per the guidelines of the NC3 certifications. Safety will be greatly emphasized and followed on a daily basis. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


WEL 2600     Welding of Advanced Materials     5 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: WEL 1500 and WEL 1600 or consent of instructor.

This course will introduce students to the welding of more advanced metals such as, but not limited to: aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and cast iron. An introduction to pipe-fitting/welding will be covered, along with various thermal cutting exercises. Safety will be greatly emphasized and followed on a daily basis. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


WEL 2700     Welding and Fabrication Capstone     5 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: WEL 1500 WEL 1600 WEL 1700 WEL 2500 WEL 2600 and TED 1030 orconsent of instructor.

Students will utilize the knowledge acquired from the prerequisite classes to build a project from their own design. Students will draft a blue print, develop a bill-of-materials and cut list, and write a procedure and tool list to accommodate the project being built. Projects can be of individual or group design, and will be held to the common standards found in industry. Safety will be greatly emphasized and followed on a daily basis. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


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