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Welding Technology (WLD)

WLD 1013 - Blueprint Reading

Basic blueprint reading teaches the student how to understand welding symbols, various blueprint lines, tolerances, dimensioning and strength of material formulas. This course will prepare welders for the rigorous demands placed on them in industry when assembling welded objects large and small. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Technical

WLD 1023 - Introduction To Welding

This course teaches the theory and application of basic oxyacetylene welding and cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Includes safety, setting of equipment, cutting of metals, selection of electrodes, running of welding beads in the flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions. Fall & Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Technical

WLD 1035 - Position Welding

A continuation of the study of oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and the welding of metals in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Emphasis is on pursuing a welding certification in SMAW as it applies to the D1.1 Structural Welding Code. Practical applications lab reinforces all theory. Fall.
Units: 5
Offered:
Area: Technical

WLD 1043 - Metallurgy

This is an introduction to the technology of metals including the processes of producing them, refining them, working them mechanically, external heat treatments, and adapting them to use in industry. Includes thermal and mechanical processing of metals, particularly through the process of welding in order to meet severely stressed industrial applications. Covers various types of heat treatment such as annealing, hardening, tempering, and the use of various alloys (ferrous and nonferrous) in industry. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Technical

WLD 1255 - Inert Gas Welding

Emphasis of this class is placed on the understanding of inert gas welding as it applies to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and other processes which use a shielding gas of inert, reactive, or a combination of gases to produce a suitable welding atmosphere. All theory is reinforced through a practical applications lab. Safety is emphasized. Prerequisite: WLD 1023 Introduction to Welding. Spring.
Units: 5
Offered:
Area: Technical

WLD 1265 - Pipe Welding & Fabrication

This class is designed to teach the skills used in the welding of transmission piping systems and pressure vessels. Class information also covers methods and calculations for pipe and structural steel fabrication, layout, fit-up, and basic machine shop operations. Emphasis is placed on the need to meet the standards of the API 1104 and ASME codes. Prerequisites: WLD 1023 Introduction to Welding and WLD 1034 Position Welding. Spring.
Units: 5
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Technical

WLD 1275 - Welding Alloys

A continuation of GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW techniques as they apply to nonferrous metals and special alloys. A Practical applications lab will reinforce all theory. Prerequisites: WLD 1023 Intro. to Welding and WLD 1034 Position Welding. Spring.
Units: 5
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Technical