Welding

 WLDG 117 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols
[formerly METL 112 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  RD 101 and WRIT 104 or compass score equivalent. (F)
Introduces the student to structural steel, piping, and mechanical blueprint reading.  Hand sketching of orthographic and isometric drawings are taught along with weld symbols and solid modeling for blueprint design.

WLDG 124 Welding Theory, Technology and Safety
[formerly METL 111 Welding Technology, Theory and Safety]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  RD 101 and WRIT 104 or compass score equivalent. (F)
Examines and presents welding and shop safety, oxy-fuel safety, base metal preparation, weld quality, SMAW equipment and set-up, electrode selection, and joint design and fit-up.  Other topics introduced are air carbon arc cutting, plasma cutting, and beginning pipe welding.

WLDG 125 Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab
[formerly METL 113 Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab]
5 cr.  (10 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  WLDG 124. (F)
Includes manual and semi-automated oxy-acetylene cutting processes and safety.  Shielded Metal Arc Welding with 6010 electrode prepares students for the American Welding Society D1.1 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX structural certification.  In addition, air carbon cutting process,
plasma arc cutting process, and equipment set-up are presented.  Welding shop safety and quality are emphasized.

WLDG 126 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab
[formerly METL 114 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab]
4 cr.  (8 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  WLDG 124. (F)
Continues WLDG 125 which leads the student toward American Welding Society D1.1 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX structural certification for 6010 and 7018 electrodes in all positions.  Equipment set-up, operation, weld quality, and safety are emphasized.

WLDG 152 Layout Pattern Making
[formerly METL 151 Layout and Pattern Making Fundamentals]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 117, M 111 or consent of instructor.  Corequisites:  WLDG 153 and WLDG 154. (Sp)
Provides layout and fitting skills applicable to an industrial welding and fabrication shop.  Tasks include reading prints, estimating, and ordering materials.  Employs simple layout, parallel line development, radial line development, triangulation for pattern development and applied math concepts.

WLDG 153 Metal Fabrication Basics
[formerly METL 152 Metal Fabrication Basics]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 124, WLDG 117, WLDG 125, WLDG 126, M 111, or instructor consent.  Corequisites:  WLDG 152 and WLDG 154. (Sp)
Introduces metal fabrication procedures and safe operation of fabrication equipment.  Instruction covers operation of shears, press-brakes, ironworkers, punches, drill presses, and CNC plasma tables.  Common terminology, fabrication theory, material use, and equipment safety are taught.

WLDG 154 Metal Fabrication Basics Lab
[formerly METL 153 Metal Fabrication Lab]
3 cr.  (6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 124, WLDG 117, WLDG 125, WLDG 126, or consent of instructor.  Corequisites:  WLDG 152, WLDG 153. (Sp)
Uses techniques learned in WLDG 152 and WLDG 153 to perform layout, cutting and fabrication, fitting, and weld-out procedures applicable to fabricating a finished product or project.  Includes the proper use of fabrication equipment and shop practices.  Safety, accuracy, quality, and commitment to excellence are emphasized.  Semester projects are assigned.

WLDG 156 Semi-Automatic Welding
[formerly METL 154 Semi-Automatic Welding]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 124, WLDG 117, WLDG 125, WLDG 126, or consent of instructor. (Sp)
Prepares and teaches students basic knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), shielded and non-shielded, and GMAW-Pulsed.  Equipment needs, set-up, joint design, filler metals, shielding gasses, welding techniques, and safety will be taught.

WLDG 157 Semi-Automatic and SMAW Lab
[formerly METL 155 Semi-Automatic and SMAW Lab]
5 cr.  (10 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 124, WLDG 125, WLDG 126, or consent of instructor.  Corequisite:  WLDG 156. (Sp)
Introduces semi-automatic wire feed processes.  This course leads to AWS and ASME certification of plate (all positions) with the SMAW, GMAW, GMAW-P, and FCAW-G and FCAW processes.  Safe practices and weld quality are emphasized.

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WLDG 205 Applied Metallurgy
[formerly METL 214 Advanced Weld Technology and Theory II]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor. (F)
Introduces the student to weldability of metals, welding metallurgy, welding automation and robotics, and related cutting and welding processes.

WLDG 212 Pipe Welding and Layout
[formerly METL 211 Pipe Welding and Layout]
3 cr.  (1 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor. (F)
Provides the second year welding student with an introduction to pipe layout, fitting, and welding.  Instructs students in piping information, basic pipe layout practices, use of pipe layout tools, and basic pipe welding techniques for 1G rolled position, 2G, 5G, and 6G fixed position using 6010 and 7018 electrodes.  Safety, quality, and proper welding techniques according to ASME SEC IX and API 1104 standards are stressed.

WLDG 213 Pipe Welding I Lab
[formerly METL 212 Pipe Welding Lab I]
5 cr.  (5 lec/10 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor.  Corequisite:  WLDG 212. (F)
Provides students with the practical application of pipe welding and fitup.  Students will practice pipe layout, fitting, and welding techniques in the 1G rolled position
the 2G, 5G, and 6G fixed position using 6010 and 7018 welding electrodes and semi-automatic wire processes.  Quality and safety will be emphasized.

WLDG 215 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
[formerly METL 213 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor. (F)
Provides an intense course in all aspects of manual gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).  Course covers welding techniques and applications, equipment setup, and procedures for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Quality and safety will be stressed.

WLDG 251 Specialty Welding Processes
[formerly METL 251 Specialty Welding Processes]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program, WLDG 213, WLDG 215, and WLDG 205 or instructor’s consent. (Sp)
Provides welding students with the practices and difficulties welding high carbon and low alloy steels, cast iron, stainless steel, and aluminum with SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW.  Welding safety will be a component of this course.

WLDG 255 CNC Burn Table Programming and Operation
[formerly METL 252 CNC Processes for Metal Fabrication]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  WLDG 124, WLDG 117, WLDG 152, WLDG 153, and WLDG 154 or consent of instructor. (Sp)
Introduces the student to CNC processes used in metal fabrication.  Students will learn how to understand and use machine post processors and controllers.  Covers programming of metal shears, metal brakes, and plasma cutting tables as well as programming basic operations on CNC lathes and mills.  Master Cam CNC programming software and Solid Works solid modeling software will be taught and used.

WLDG 280 Weld Testing Certification
[formerly METL 253 Weld Testing and Certification]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor. (Sp)
Prepares the student for weld testing and certification.  Covers destructive and non-destructive testing for weld inspection.  Students learn the weld certification process and welding codes governing welding.

WLDG 281 Weld Testing Certification Lab
[formerly METL 254 Weld Testing and Certification Lab]
V3-5 cr.  (6-10 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Completion of first year of program or consent of instructor. (Sp)
Provides students with the opportunity to prepare, practice, and certify for plate and pipe according to AWS D1.1, API 1104, and ASME Section IX codes and standards.

WLDG 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly METL 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of metal fabrication.

WLDG 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly METL 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of metal fabrication.

WLDG 298 Internship/Cooperative Education
[formerly METL 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).


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