WLD – Welding

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).


WLD-110 Cutting Processes (1 3 0 2) — Fall, Spring

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve, and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness. (FA and SP).
 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the parts and functions of an oxy-acetylene cutting torch.
  • Identify the parts and functions of various cutting equipment.
  • List the safety practices of using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc, and other cutting equipment.
  • Set-up and adjust cutting equipment.
  • Use an oxy-acetylene outfit, plasma cutting equipment, and other equipment to:
    • Cut a straight marked line on various thickness steel plate.
    • Cut various shapes out of carbon steel plate.
    • Cut carbon steel plate to a bevel and pipe.

National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes (1 3 0 2) — Spring and Summer

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing, and soldering processes. (SP and SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate (2 9 0 5) — Fall

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. (FA).
 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate SMAW electrode classification in compliance with AWS codes.
  • Perform a groove weld according to AWS D1.1.
  • Demonstrate safe and proper SMAW equipment setup, operation, and shut-down practices in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations.

National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-116 SMAW (stick) Plate/Pipe (1 9 0 4) — Spring

State prerequisite: Take WLD-115

This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. (SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate (2 6 0 4) — Fall

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. (FA).
 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the use of GMAW electrode classification in compliance with AWS code for the selection of electrodes.
  • Demonstrate the use of FCAW electrode classification in compliance with AWS code for the selection of electrodes.
  • Perform a Fillet weld in accordance with AWS code.
  • Perform a groove weld in accordance with AWS code.
  • Demonstrate safe and proper GMAW equipment setup, operation, and shut-down practices in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations.

National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe (1 6 0 3) — Spring

State prerequisite: Take WLD-121

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry. (SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate (2 6 0 4) — Fall and Spring

This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials. (FA and SP).
 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the use of GTAW electrode classification in compliance with AWS for the selection of electrodes.
  • Perform a groove weld in accordance with AWS code.
  • Perform a Fillet weld in accordance with AWS code.
  • Demonstrate safe equipment setup, operation, and shut-down practices according to manufacturer's recommendations.

National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe (1 6 0 3) — Spring and Summer

State prerequisite: Take WLD-131

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry. (SP and SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-141 Symbols & Specifications (2 2 0 3) — Fall and Spring

This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding. (FA and SP).
 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and read welding symbols.
  • Identify and explain various lines, notes, and specifications on a blueprint.
  • Identify the different types of lines on a blueprint.
  • Interpret destructive testing symbols and their methods.
  • Interpret non-destructive testing symbols and their methods.
  • Develop a working sketch.
  • Create a bill of materials from a blueprint.

National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-151 Fabrication I (2 6 0 4) — Summer

RCC prerequisites: Take WLD-110, WLD-115, WLD-121, and WLD-141

This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment. (SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-221 GMAW (MIG) Pipe (1 6 0 3) — Summer

State prerequisite: Take WLD-122

This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GMAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions. (SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe (1 6 0 3) — Summer

State prerequisite: Take WLD-132

This course covers gas tungsten arc welding on pipe. Topics include joint preparation and fit up with emphasis placed on safety, GTAW welding technique, bead application, and joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes and filler materials in various pipe positions. (SU). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.


WLD-262 Inspection & Testing (2 2 0 3) — Spring

This course introduces destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Emphasis is placed on safety, types and methods of testing, and the use of testing equipment and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and/or perform a variety of destructive and non-destructive testing processes. (SP). National ID (CIP) 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder.