Welding

Diploma

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn a welding diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 38.5 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 27.5 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
WELD 1070 Introduction to Welding
Introduction to arc SMAW stick and oxyacetylene welding, including study of arc filler metals, application, classification, and related arc processes. Theory of arc flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead welding positions and oxyacetylene cutting, brazing, and fusion welding on pipe and mild steel.
3
WELD 1080 Welding Specialties
Theory involved in GMAW wire automated welding processes on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. API pipe welding and AWS welding certification, codes and standards, and TIG welding are also covered.
3
WELD 1090 Introduction to Welding Lab
Lab experience for WELD 1070. Covers arc welding on all base metals and all welding positions. Weld samples covering arc pipe welding and AWS certification welds will be completed. Oxyacetylene cutting, cast iron welding, brazing, hard facing, and fusion welding are covered through the use of weld samples.
7
WELD 1100 Welding Specialties Lab
Lab for WELD 1080. Welding samples are completed in the GMAW, arc pipe, TIG, and AWS arc certification. Students do layout and fabrication on pipe and structural steel, along with general welding repair projects.
7
WELD 1110 Metallurgy I
Identification, classification, and application of metals as applied to the welding fabrication and machine shop areas.
2
WELD 1130 Related Drafting
Course tailored to core program needs to teach basic drafting theory. Fundamental principles of sketching and drafting will enable students to think and communicate graphically.
1.5
WELD 1140 Blueprint Reading
Provides welding students with exposure and experience in reading welding symbols and fabrication layout. Structural steel and pipe layout projects are completed and one student project is laid out and fabricated.
2
WELD 1150 Shop Operations
Covers machine fasteners, stud bolts, bolt grades, pop-rivets, and preening rivets; drill and tap operations for standard and metric thread sizes; saw blade selection and application; and precision layout, straight line and on an arc. Instruction provided on layout tools and their application and how to read a shop micrometer, dial caliper, and machine rule. Also includes machine safety and safe setup and operation of power drill press, hand tool, and die grinder; proper grinding stone selection and hand file use and selection. General shop theory information needed by students to successfully complete the lab exercises.
1.5
WELD 1160 Shop Operations Lab
Provides opportunities to perform basic machine shop and welding hand tool and power tool operations. Exercises using precision measuring instruments and layout tools are completed. Students will use theory information from WELD 1150 to perform lab exercises.
0.5

Required Core Option Courses

Health 2 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELMC 1035 OSHA 30-Hour Safety
The OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course provides compliance safety training to prepare all employees for the hazards found in manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the following course topics: OSHA regulations, OSH Act and general duty clause, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, flammable and combustible liquids, personal protective equipment, permit-required confined spaces, machine guarding, hazard communication, safety and health programs, hearing conservation, industrial hygiene, hand and portable power tools, toxic and hazardous substances, lockout/tagout, and electrical safety. To meet Department of Labor standards, students must attend all class periods to receive a 30-hour certification card.
2
HLTH 1710 First Aid
Study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the administration of first aid. Deals with prevention of accidents and emergency care and treatment including CPR that can be given until the services of a doctor are available.
2

Welding 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INDT 1060 Machinist Fundamentals I
Basic machinist theory required for simple lathe, milling machine, and grinding operations. Classroom theory on measuring and laying out metals, sawing, filing, drilling, reaming, threading, and grinding.
3
WELD 1120 Metallurgy II
Students learn how to identify metals by chemical, physical, and electrical properties with an emphasis on heat treating of carbon steels and alloy steel forms. Some lab experiments and lab heat treatment are completed.
3

Required General Education Courses

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3

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