Welding (WEL)

WEL-153  Virtual Reality Welding  (1)  

Demonstrates various techniques using the Lincoln VTECH, Virtual Reality Welder. Applies correct techniques and practices used in welding processes. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

WEL-208  Introduction to Fabrication  (2)  

Provides students with hands-on fabrication basics used by welding industries. Covers layout, reading blueprints, applied math, cost estimation, jigs and fixtures, and introduction to shearing, bending, drilling, sawing and other manufacturing process associated with welding fabrication. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-400.

WEL-228  Introduction to Welding, Safety & Health of Welders: SENSE1  (1)  

Provides an orientation to the welding profession, including basic safety and health within the welding profession. Aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 1 and Module 2 - Key Indicators 1-6. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

WEL-233  Print Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation: SENSE1  (3)  

Provides instruction in interpreting elements of welding prints (drawings or sketches), focusing on measurement, American Welding Society welding symbols, and fabrication requirements. Focuses on preparing, assembling and tacking welding parts according to drawings or sketches, using proper materials and tools. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 3: Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, Key Indicators 1 and 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take MAT-765.

WEL-244  Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit Transfer: SENSE1  (2)  

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Short-Circuiting Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Prepares students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. Aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lab

Corequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-245  Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE1  (2)  

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat and horizontal positions. Prepares students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. Aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Corequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-251  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Carbon Steel: SENSE1  (2)  

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Prepares students to perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Qualifies students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. Aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 7 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Corequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-254  Welding Inspection and Testing Principles: SENSE1  (1)  

Prepares students to visually examine test welds and thermally cut surfaces per multiple welding codes, standards and specifications. Aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 9: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take WEL-233.

WEL-267  Welding for Maintenance Trades  (3)  

Focuses on safety, setup and layout of measurements and weldments. Includes student demonstration of proper techniques for repair/maintenance welds. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

WEL-268  Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded/Gas-Shielded  (3)  

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup, and welding techniques for flux cored arc welding self-shielded and gas-shielded. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Prepares students to take an AWS welder qualification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 6 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12; Module 2 Key Indicator 7; Module 3 Key Indicator 3; Module 9 Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-228. Take WEL-244. Take WEL-245.

WEL-269  Thermal Cutting Processes  (3)  

Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup, and cutting techniques for oxy-fuel, plasma, and carbon steel arc cutting on carbon steel, austenitic stainless steel, and aluminum. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position as well as scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 8 Units 3 and 4; Module 2 Key Indicator 7; Module 9 Key Indicator 1. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Corequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-271  Documents Governing Welding and Weld Inspection  (3)  

Teaches essential welding procedure and performance qualification variables found within a code or other standard. Students utilize AWS code specifics to create, inspect, and document various welding tests. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

WEL-272  Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Pipe  (6)  

Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity, and the proper selection of electrodes for the gas tungsten arc welding process. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel pipe and stainless steel pipe. Students utilize visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality from prior SENSE I curriculum. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 10.0 lab

WEL-273  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel And Aluminum  (3)  

Introduces various technical programs being integrated into or associated with the welding profession. Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup, and welding techniques for gas tungsten arc welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on stainless steel and aluminum in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 7 Key Indicators 1-7; Module 2 Key Indicator 7; Module 3 Key Indicator 3; Module 9 Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-274  Shielded Metal Arc Welding I: SENSE1  (3)  

Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the shielded metal arc welding process. Prepares students to perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4 - Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Corequisite: Take WEL-228.

WEL-275  Shielded Metal Arc Welding II: SENSE1  (3)  

Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (informally known as stick welding) process. Prepares students to perform American Welding Society complaint welds on carbon steel, in vertical up and overhead configurations, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. Aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-228. Take WEL-274.

WEL-286  Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Principles and Practices  (6)  

Prepares students to utilize the SMAW process to weld all position fillet and groove welds on carbon steel plate using stainless steel electrodes. Examines production of SMAW pipe welds in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions. Aligns with SENSE 2, Units 1 through 11. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 10.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C in WEL-275.

WEL-287  Layout and Fitup  (3)  

Introduces layout and fit-up tools and techniques. Focuses on the utilization of metal forming, cutting and machining tools. Reinforces safety and measurement tools. Aligns with SENSE 2, Units 1 through 6. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

WEL-290  Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding Principles and Practices  (3)  

Prepares students to produce FCAW-S/FCAW-G welds on carbon steel in the 2G and 5G pipe positions. Aligns with SENSE 2, Units 1 through 10. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

WEL-291  Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding Pipe Principles and Practices  (3)  

Prepares students to use the GMAW-S process to produce all position fillet and groove welds on aluminum plate. Includes GMAW 2F, 2G and 5G welds on carbon steel pipe. Aligns with SENSE 2, Units 1 through 12. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C in WEL-244.

WEL-331  Welding Fundamentals  (2)  

Covers basic welding techniques with oxyacetylene and electric welders. Designed for the general tradesperson working in the areas of mechanics and automotive technology. Students are introduced to a variety of welding situations including cutting, brazing and various welding positions on lighter gauges of metal and basic fabrication. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

WEL-333  Auto Collision Welding  (2)  

Introduces basic welding techniques that can be applied to auto collision repair. Students learn to weld light gauge sheet metal with the GMAW process. Instruction emphasizes the requirements needed to pass the I-CAR Automotive GMA (MIG) Welding Steel Qualification Test. Students also receive instruction in the use of an oxyacetylene torch and a plasma cutter. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

WEL-800  Welding Capstone  (4)  

Serves as the capstone course for the welding program. Requires students to design and construct projects using several approved welding processes to demonstrate the ability to analyze welding problems and to make decisions that use the most economical and practical welding processes. Concentrates on the advanced study of materials and methods, including joint work, adhering to specifications, fabrication of equipment, and completion of special projects. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 8.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take WEL-286. Take WEL-287. Take WEL-290. Take WEL-291.

WEL-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

WEL-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

WEL-932  Internship  (3-4)  

Provides employment in an approved welding-related position. Includes instructor visits/evaluations and employer performance evaluations. arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 12.0 internship