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Course Descriptions and Outlines:
The students will work on an overview of blueprint reading including the understanding of notes, specifications, and identification of welding symbols. An introduction of processes used in fabrication shops will be outlined. Students will be introduced to the different processes of welding and the welding trade. The students will cover bonding, fusion, proper heat usage, heat distortion and its effect on base metal. Students will learn electrical current and voltage circuits from welding equipment to base metal, reverse current and voltage along with AC welding. Students will make minor repair to welding equipment and tools in the trade. Major components stressed are safe practices used in welding profession, safe usage of welding equipment, PPE (personal protection equipment) and how to eliminate unsafe conditions. (Prerequisites: MATH 1015 or MATH 1016. Co-requisites: WELD 1002, WELD 1003, WELD 1004, WELD 1005, WELD 1006). (4 C/2 lect/2 lab).
Student will learn fundamentals of arc welding (stick welding) and its applications. Student will learn to set up work area, adjust machine and learn terminology associated with setting. The art of striking an arc, rod selection, controlling the arc and controlling and weld pool will be part of the course. Student will understand various weld joints with different metal types and thickness. Student will also understand what is an acceptable and unacceptable welding. (Prerequisite: MATH 1015 or test into MATH 0098). (3 C/0 lect/3 lab).
The course is designed to show the student the safety of welding equipment, tank storage and handling. Students will learn the proper way to open, close and maintain tanks, regulators, gauges and/or flow meters. How to safely set-up and create the proper mixture for a neutral flame and understand the importance of it. Welding, cutting, and brazing will be demonstrated in the flat position. (Prerequisite: MATH 1015 or test into MATH 0098). (1 C/0 lect/1 Lab).
In this course the students will learn to power up machines, setup machines and perform various welds in different positions. The student will learn the names and purposes of various parts of the machine, setup, adjustment and their repair. Student will demonstrate different settings for electrode and thickness of material (including various types of metal). Starting, stopping and correctly continuing a weld; welding pipe and square tubing, stopping halfway or non-stop. Students will know the three different types of GMAW transfer (short circuit, globular and spray transfer) and the appropriate gasses. Students will learn the difference between acceptable or unacceptable welds under various conditions. Students will learn to shut off machine and proper storage of materials. (Prerequisite: MATH 1015 or test into MATH 0098). (3 C/0 lect/3 Lab).
This course will teach the different types of Tungsten Inert Gas welding. The Student will learn proper set up, usage and shut down of equipment. Student will learn proper selection of electrodes, gases and equipment needed for welds. Student will demonstrate puddle control, bead with filler usage and various joint welds with different metal alloys. (Prerequisite: MATH 1015 or test into MATH 0098). (3 C/0 Lect, 3 Lab).
This course is designed to provide the student with a purposeful occupational experience in the welding and fabrication field. Each co-op experience is individualized. A training plan is created for each student in conjunction with the training site to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the program. One credit of co-op is equal to 40 hours of on-the-job training. (2 weeks). (Prerequisites: Completion of MATH 1015 or placement test into MATH 0098 and MATH 1016 and completion of WELD 1001, WELD 1002, WELD 1003, WELD 1004 and WELD 1005 with a letter grade of C or above). (2 C).