Welding Technology

2016-17 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 131 - Shop
Building 2, Room 230 - Office
971-722-7600 or 971-722-7331

Swan Island
Welding Center
5555 N Channel Ave
503-247-1724

www.pcc.edu/weld

Career and Program Description

Welding is a skill used by many trades: sheet metal workers, ironworkers, boilermakers, carpenters, steamfitters, glaziers and repair and maintenance personnel in applications ranging from the home hobbyist to heavy fabrication of bridges, ships and many other projects. A variety of welding processes are used to join units of metal.

The Welding Technology Program has been developed specifically as an open entry and open exit (OEOE) program. The program is designed to fit the needs of a student (take as few or as many courses as desired), and have the following characteristics: open entry (enter at any time during the term); self-paced (learn at your own pace); flexible (select your own attendance schedule); individualized (a program can be tailor-made to fit specific needs); and, open exit (leave the program when you have met your training goals/needs).
The program provides training in S.A.W. (Submerged Arc Welding), S.M.A.W. (shielded metal arc welding,) G.T.A.W. (gas tungsten arc welding,) G.M.A.W. (gas metal arc welding,) F.C.A.W. (flux-cored arc welding,) O.A.W. (oxy-acetylene welding,) O.A.C. (oxy-acetylene cutting,) C.A.C. (carbon arc cutting,) P.A.C. (plasma arc cutting,) and basic fabrication. Lecture portions of the program include blueprint reading, welding principles, and codes and standards.

Consult a program advisor through the department to help plan a course of study that will allow you to achieve your educational goals.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate: Career Pathway

Flux Core Arc Welding Certification Preparation
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized
Metal Fabrication Customized
Pipe Welding Certification Preparation
Pipe Welding Customized
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Customized
Welding Certification Preparation Customized
Welding Technology
Wire Welding Certification Preparation
Wire Welding Customized
Wire and TIG Welding

Admission Prerequisites

Academic Prerequisites

  • None

Other Prerequisites

  •  Contact department for program advising.

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • None

Other Requirements

  • None

Welding Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 100 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program/academic advisors for course planning.

Welding Degree Courses

WLD 101Welding Processes & Applications4
WLD 102Blueprint Reading4
WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WLD 112Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel I (E7018)4
WLD 113Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel II (E7018)4
WLD 114Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel III (E6011)4
WLD 131Gas Metal Arc Welding4
WLD 132Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse4
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
WLD 151SMAW Certification Practice: Unlimited Thickness Mild Steel4
WLD 152Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice4
WLD 153Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice4
WLD 203Structural Steel Welding Code & Standards4
WLD 221Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Mild Steel4
WLD 222Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Aluminum4
WLD 223Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Stainless Steel4
WLD 260Beginning Fabrication4
WLD 263Welding Technology - Capstone4
Welding Program Electives8
General Education16
Total Credits100

Welding Program Electives


WLD 115Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel IV (E6011)4
WLD 116A 1Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 116B 1Basic Welding Practice3
WLD 126A 1Beginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 126B 1Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 136A 1Beginning Wire Welding3
WLD 136B 1Basic Wire Welding3
WLD 146A 1Beginning Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 146B 1Basic Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 156A 1Beginning Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice3
WLD 156B 1Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice3
WLD 166A 1Beginning Weld Practice Metal Sculpting3
WLD 166B 1Basic Weld Practice Metal Sculpting3
WLD 176A 1Beginning Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 176B 1Basic Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 186A 1Beginning Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 186B 1Basic Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 190A 1Beginning Welding Practice1
WLD 190B 1Basic Welding Practice2
WLD 190C 1Intermediate Welding Practice3
WLD 216Miscellaneous Electrodes & Advanced Positions4
WLD 216A 1Intermediate Welding Practice3
WLD 216B 1Advanced Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 224Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe I4
WLD 225Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe II4
WLD 226A 1Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 226B 1Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 236A 1Intermediate Wire Welding3
WLD 236B 1Advanced Wire Welding3
WLD 246A 1Intermediate Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 246B 1Advanced Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 253SMAW Certification Practice 3/8" Mild Steel (E6011)4
WLD 254SMAW Certification Practice 3/8" Mild Steel (E7018)4
WLD 256Preparation for Pipe Certification I4
WLD 256A 1Intermediate Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice3
WLD 256B 1Advanced Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice3
WLD 257Preparation for Pipe Certification II4
WLD 258Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification I4
WLD 259Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification II4
WLD 261Basic Fabrication 4
WLD 262Intermediate Fabrication 4
WLD 266A 1Intermediate Weld Practice Metal Sculpting3
WLD 266B 1Advanced Weld Practice Metal Sculpting3
WLD 271Oxy-acetylene Welding Projects4
WLD 276A 1Intermediate Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 276B 1Advanced Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 280A 1Cooperative Education: Welding4
WLD 280B 1Cooperative Education: Welding - Seminar1
WLD 286A 1Intermediate Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 286B 1Advanced Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 290Submerged Arc Welding2
WLD 295Sculpture Welding II4
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A maximum of 6 credits from courses with a letter designation after  them (such as 126B, 136A) may be used towards completion of the 12 credit elective requirement. The Welding Department Chair may allow exceptions to this rule.”

 

Less than One-Year Certificate: Career Pathway

Flux Core Arc Welding Certification Preparation
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized
Metal Fabrication Customized
Pipe Welding Certification Preparation
Pipe Welding Customized
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Customized
Welding Certification Preparation Customized

Welding Technology
Wire Welding Certification Preparation
Wire Welding Customized
Wire and TIG Welding

Flux Core Arc Welding Certification Preparation Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 14 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Fluxed Cored Arc Welding Certification Preparation Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Flux Core Arc Welding Certificate Courses

WLD 136ABeginning Wire Welding3
WLD 136BBasic Wire Welding3
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
Total Credits14


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certification Preparation Certificate Courses

WLD 221Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Mild Steel4
WLD 222Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Aluminum4
WLD 223Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Stainless Steel4
Total Credits12


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Customized Certificate Courses

WLD 126ABeginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 126BBasic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 226AIntermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
WLD 226BAdvanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc)3
Total Credits12


Metal Fabrication Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Metal Fabrication Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Metal Fabrication Customized Career Pathway Certificate

WLD 176BBasic Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 176ABeginning Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 276AIntermediate Fabrication Welding Practice3
WLD 276BAdvanced Fabrication Welding Practice3
Total Credits12


Pipe Welding Certification Preparation Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 24 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Pipe Welding Certification Preparation Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Pipe Welding Certificate Certification Preparation Courses

WLD 256Preparation for Pipe Certification I4
WLD 224Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe I4
WLD 225Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe II4
WLD 258Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification I4
WLD 257Preparation for Pipe Certification II4
WLD 259Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification II4
Total Credits24


Pipe Welding Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Pipe Welding Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Pipe Welding Customized Courses

WLD 146ABeginning Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 146BBasic Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 246AIntermediate Pipe Welding Practice3
WLD 246BAdvanced Pipe Welding Practice3
Total Credits12


Shielded Metal Arc Wielding Certification Preparation Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 16 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Shielded Metal Arc Wielding Certification Preparation Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification Preparation Certificate Courses

WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WLD 112Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel I (E7018)4
WLD 113Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel II (E7018)4
WLD 151SMAW Certification Practice: Unlimited Thickness Mild Steel4
Total Credits16


Shielded Metal Arc Wielding Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Shielded Metal Arc Wielding Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Customized Certificate Courses

WLD 116ABeginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding3
WLD 116BBasic Welding Practice3
WLD 216AIntermediate Welding Practice3
WLD 216BAdvanced Metal Arc Welding3
Total Credits12


Welding Certification Preparation Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Welding Certification Preparation Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Welding Certification Preparation Customized Certificate Courses

WLD 186ABeginning Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 186BBasic Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 286AIntermediate Certification Welding Practice3
WLD 286BAdvanced Certification Welding Practice3
Total Credits12


Welding Technology Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Welding Technology Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Welding Technology Certificate Courses

WLD 102Blueprint Reading4
WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WLD 112Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel I (E7018)4
WLD 113Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel II (E7018)4
WLD 131Gas Metal Arc Welding4
WLD 132Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse4
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
WLD 151SMAW Certification Practice: Unlimited Thickness Mild Steel4
WLD 152Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice4
WLD 153Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice4
Total Credits44


Wire Welding Certification Preparation Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 24 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Wire Welding Certification Preparation Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Wire Welding Certification Preparation Courses

WLD 131Gas Metal Arc Welding4
WLD 132Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse4
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
WLD 152Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice4
WLD 153Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice4
Total Credits24


Wire Welding Customized Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 12 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Wire Welding Customized Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Wire Welding Customized Preparation Courses

WLD 136ABeginning Wire Welding3
WLD 136BBasic Wire Welding3
WLD 236AIntermediate Wire Welding3
WLD 236BAdvanced Wire Welding3
Total Credits12


Wire and TIG Welding Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Wire and TIG Welding Pathway Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Welding AAS Degree.

Wire and TIG Welding Pathway Certificate

WLD 101Welding Processes & Applications4
WLD 102Blueprint Reading4
WLD 131Gas Metal Arc Welding4
WLD 132Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse4
WLD 141Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded)4
WLD 142Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding)4
WLD 152Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice4
WLD 153Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice4
WLD 221Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Mild Steel4
WLD 222Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Aluminum4
WLD 223Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Stainless Steel4
Total Credits44

WLD 101. Welding Processes & Applications. 4 Credits.

Covers welding processes, safety, equipment, and essential variables of operation. Audit available.

WLD 102. Blueprint Reading. 4 Credits.

Covers the language of blueprints including lines, views, dimensioning, print organization, welding symbols and structural shapes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

WLD 111. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting. 4 Credits.

Covers uses, safety, nomenclature, equipment operation, set-up and shutdown procedures for SMAW and OAC. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 112. Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel I (E7018). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of E7018 mild steel electrodes when performing various welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 113. Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel II (E7018). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of E7018 mild steel electrodes when performing various welds in the vertical and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 114. Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel III (E6011). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of E6011 mild steel electrodes when performing various welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Prerequisite: Department approval required. Audit available.

WLD 115. Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel IV (E6011). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of E6011 mild steel electrodes when performing welds in the vertical and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 116A. Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate shielded metal arc welding process on mild steel plate in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel welding codes and to industry standards. Introduces welding in the 1F and 2F positions. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 116B. Basic Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate shielded metal arc welding practice on mild steel plate in accordance to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel welding codes and to industry standards. Introduces welding in the 3F and 4F positions. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 126A. Beginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc). 3 Credits.

Introduces gas tungsten arc welding and industry standards. Weld common joint configurations in the 1F and 2F positions. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future course work. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 126B. Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc). 3 Credits.

Introduces gas tungsten arc welding and industry standards. Weld common joint configurations in the 3F and 4F positions. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future course work. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 131. Gas Metal Arc Welding. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills welding with GMAW on ferrous materials using short circuit and axial spray transfers in common welding positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 132. Gas Metal Arc Welding-Pulse. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills using the gas metal arc welding - pulse transfer process on common mild steel and aluminum joints in all positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 136A. Beginning Wire Welding. 3 Credits.

Introduces common weld joint in the 1F and 2F positions. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future coursework. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 136B. Basic Wire Welding. 3 Credits.

Develops basic welding skills and industry standards as they apply to the wire welding process. Introduces common weld joints in the 2F and 3F positions. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future coursework. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 141. Flux-Cored Arc Welding I (Gas Shielded). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the gas shielded flux-cored arc welding process in the flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 142. Flux-Cored Arc Welding II (Self Shielding). 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge skills in the self-shielded flux cored arc welding process in the flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 146A. Beginning Pipe Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces joining pipe per ASME Section IX and industry standards. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 146B. Basic Pipe Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces joining pipe in the 2G position per ASME Section IX Welding Code. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 151. SMAW Certification Practice: Unlimited Thickness Mild Steel. 4 Credits.

Covers safety, welding technique, and qualification procedures in compliance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Test with the E7018 electrode. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 152. Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded) Certification Practice. 4 Credits.

Covers safety, welding technique, and qualification procedures in compliance with AWS D1.1 structural test. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 153. Flux Cored Arc Welding (Self shielding) Cert. Practice. 4 Credits.

Covers safety, welding technique, and qualification procedures in compliance with AWS D1.1 structural test. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 156A. Beginning Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces the joining of plate using oxy-fuel welding. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 156B. Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces the joining of plate using oxy-fuel welding. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 166A. Beginning Weld Practice Metal Sculpting. 3 Credits.

Introduce welding processes and weld shop safety. Safety and operation of the oxy-acetylene cutting process as well as an overview of multiple weld processes and their essential variables as related to the fabrication of metal sculpture. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 166B. Basic Weld Practice Metal Sculpting. 3 Credits.

Reviews, incorporates and builds upon material presented in WLD 166A. Introduces common weld joints as they apply to the fabrication of metal sculpture. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 176A. Beginning Fabrication Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces beginning fabrication of welded structures. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 176B. Basic Fabrication Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic fabrication of welded structures. Develops foundational skills required for advancement. Second class in a three course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 186A. Beginning Certification Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces preparing and joining plates for certification as per AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Welding codes. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 186B. Basic Certification Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces preparing and joining plates in the 2G position for certification as per AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Welding codes. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 190A. Beginning Welding Practice. 1 Credit.

Introduces welding and industry standards. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future coursework. First class in a three course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 190B. Basic Welding Practice. 2 Credits.

Develops basic knowledge and practice with a welding process and perform welding in accordance with industry standards. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future coursework. Second class in a three course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 190C. Intermediate Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the fillet weld in the 3F and 4F position to build the skills required to successfully certify in accordance with AWS D1.1 Welding Code. This class in a three course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 203. Structural Steel Welding Code & Standards. 4 Credits.

Develops technical knowledge necessary for the reading and understanding of the AWS Structural Steel Welding Code, D1.1. Purpose of course is to enable student to use a systematic method in the application and understanding of the Structural Steel Welding Code. Audit available.

WLD 210. Aviation Welding. 2 Credits.

Develop knowledge and manipulative skills with oxy-acetylene welding, torch brazing, and gas tungsten arc welding processes on steel and aluminum when performing various welds. Training will conform to current FAA 14CFR Part 147 requirements. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 or higher; placement into WR 90 or higher; MTH 60 or higher; AMT 101 with a "C" or higher. Audit available.

WLD 211. Auto Collision Repair Welding Aluminum. 2 Credits.

Develops knowledge and manipulative skills using the Gas Metal Arc Welding- Pulse transfer process on aluminum performing various welds to I-CAR industry standards. Covers safety, uses, nomenclature, equipment operation and set up and shut down procedures. Audit available.

WLD 216. Miscellaneous Electrodes & Advanced Positions. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of a variety of welding electrodes when welding complex joints in advanced positions. Prerequisites: WLD 114, WLD 151, WLD 152, and department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 216A. Intermediate Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate shielded metal arc welding process in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Codes, and to industry standards. Weld mild steel in the 3F and 4F positions. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 216B. Advanced Metal Arc Welding. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate shielded metal arc welding, in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Codes, and to industry standards. Weld mild steel in the 3G and 4G positions. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 217. Diesel Welding. 3 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in welding required of a diesel mechanic. Focuses on maintenance and repair applications using FCAW, GMAW, SMAW, CAC-A, OAW, TB, PAC and OAC processes. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 221. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Mild Steel. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills welding common joints in all positions on mild steel using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 222. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Aluminum. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills required to weld common joints in all positions on aluminum using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 223. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Stainless Steel. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills required to weld common joints in all positions on stainless steel using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 224. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe I. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills required to weld mild steel pipe in all positions using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 225. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (Mild Steel) Pipe II. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills required to weld two-inch diameter schedule 80 mild steel pipe in the 5G and 6G positions using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 226A. Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc). 3 Credits.

Introduces gas tungsten arc welding on Aluminum to industry standards. Weld common joint configurations. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future course work. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 226B. Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Heliarc). 3 Credits.

Introduces gas tungsten arc welding on Stainless Steel to industry standards. Weld common joint configurations. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future course work. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 236A. Intermediate Wire Welding. 3 Credits.

Introduces welding in the 3F and 3G positions and weld quality as it applies to industry standards in the wire welding process. Develops foundational skills required for advancement in future coursework. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 236B. Advanced Wire Welding. 3 Credits.

Introduces welding in 4F and 4G positions. Puddle and heat control in the overhead position. Knowledge of weld quality as it applies to the wire welding process. Develops foundational skills required for "out of position welding." Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 246A. Intermediate Pipe Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces joining pipe in the 6G position per ASME Section IX Welding Code. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 246B. Advanced Pipe Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces joining pipe in the 5G position per ASME Section IX Welding Code. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 253. SMAW Certification Practice 3/8" Mild Steel (E6011). 4 Credits.

Provides an opportunity to practice for the American Welding Society Mild Steel Welding Certification tests using SMAW mild steel electrodes in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 254. SMAW Certification Practice 3/8" Mild Steel (E7018). 4 Credits.

Provides an opportunity to practice for the American Welding Society Mild Steel Welding Certification tests using SMAW low hydrogen electrodes in the vertical, horizontal and overhead positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 256. Preparation for Pipe Certification I. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of melt-through procedures in preparation for pipe welding with the shielded metal arc process. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 256A. Intermediate Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces the joining of plate using oxy-fuel welding. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 256B. Advanced Oxy-Acetylene Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces the advanced joining techniques of plate using oxy-fuel welding. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 257. Preparation for Pipe Certification II. 4 Credits.

Provides practice for pipe certification using the SMAW process to weld pipes in all positions. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 258. Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification I. 4 Credits.

Provides an opportunity to practice using the downhill SMAW process to weld pipes in the basic position (2G) for pipe certification. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 259. Preparation for Downhill Pipe Certification II. 4 Credits.

Provides an opportunity to practice using the downhill SMAW process to weld pipes in the advanced positions (5G and 6G) for pipe certification. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 260. Beginning Fabrication. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the selection and use of layout tools and equipment to assemble a beginning fabrication project from given specifications. Prerequisite: Department approval required. Audit available.

WLD 261. Basic Fabrication. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the selection and use of layout tools and equipment to assemble a basic fabrication project from given specifications.Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 262. Intermediate Fabrication. 4 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills in the proper selection and safe use of hand tools and machinery while working on specific fabrication projects. Prerequisite: Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 263. Welding Technology - Capstone. 4 Credits.

Provides an opportunity to demonstrate readiness for welding employment through the development and performance of a comprehensive welding project and the successful completion of an industry based written assessment. Requires: Completion of One-Year Certificate in Welding Technology. Prerequisite: WLD 260, WLD 261 and department permission. Audit available.

WLD 266A. Intermediate Weld Practice Metal Sculpting. 3 Credits.

Focuses on producing code quality welds as they apply to the fabrication of metal sculpture. Introduces AWSD1.1 welding code and visual inspection techniques. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 266B. Advanced Weld Practice Metal Sculpting. 3 Credits.

Review, practice and strengthen previously learned welding techniques in the fabrication of welded metal sculpture. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 271. Oxy-acetylene Welding Projects. 3 Credits.

Practice hand coordination and controlling heat while welding steel with oxy-acetylene equipment using all positions. Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 276A. Intermediate Fabrication Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate fabrication of welded structures. Develops advanced skills as required for industry. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 276B. Advanced Fabrication Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces advanced fabrication of welded structures. Develops advanced skills as required for industry. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 280A. Cooperative Education: Welding. 1-4 Credit.

On-the-job experiences which allow for the application and development of knowledge and skills acquired in the on-campus program. Work experiences are offered for variable credit up to a maximum of four credits. Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 280B. Cooperative Education: Welding - Seminar. 1 Credit.

Share experiences with other students and the on-campus instructor in order to develop strategies for successful cooperative work experiences and future employment. Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 286A. Intermediate Certification Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces preparing and joining plates in the 3G position for certification as per AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Welding codes. Third class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 286B. Advanced Certification Welding Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces preparing and joining plates in the 4G position for certification as per AWSD1.1 Structural Steel Welding codes. Fourth class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

WLD 290. Submerged Arc Welding. 2 Credits.

Develops knowledge and skills with the submerged arc welding process. Department permission required. Audit available.

WLD 295. Sculpture Welding II. 4 Credits.

Develops the artist's knowledge and skills with Oxyacetylene welding and cutting, SMAW (stick) welding, GMAW (wire) welding and TIG (gas tungsten) arc welding processes. Explores metal sculpture design and construction with supporting demonstrations, slides, lectures and films. Completion of ART 293 strongly recommended. No prior welding experience is required. Audit available.