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WELD 160 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding 2

The course develops skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding II (GMAW).
Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations, and
troubleshooting of these processes. Significant hands-on practice
is provided.
Prerequisite WELD 155

WELD 165
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3 credits)

The course develops skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
(GTAW). Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations,
and troubleshooting of these processes. Significant hands-on
practice is provided.
Prerequisite none

WELD 170
Gas Tungstesn Arc Welding 2 (3 credits)

The course develops skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
(GTAW). Students will learn applications, set-ups, operations,
and troubleshooting of these processes. Significant hands-on
practice is provided in advanced skills.
Prerequisite WELD 165

WELD 205
Flux cored and submerged arc welding (3 credits)

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, setup, wire identification, current, shielding gases, operations and
troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant handson application designed to provide training in advancement of
welding skills using the FCAW and SAW on carbon steels using
small and large diameter flux-cored electrodes in all positions on
fillet and groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 155, WELD 160

WELD 220
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 (3 credits)

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, current
selection, electrode identification, welding methods, operations
and troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant handson application designed to provide training in advancement
of welding skills on carbon and stainless steels using various
electrodes in all positions on fillet and groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 120

WELD 225 (3 credits)
Metallurgy

This course develops the understanding of physical characteristics
and mechanical properties of metals for welding application. This
program is designed to provide training in identifying base metals
and selection of weld filler metals and understand how welding
heat affects base metals during the welding process.
Prerequisite: none

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WELD 260 (3 credits)
Gas Metal Arc Welding 3

This course is an advanced welding application & safety, setup, wire identification, current, shielding gases, operations and
troubleshooting techniques of the process. Significant handson application designed to provide training in development of
welding skills on aluminum, carbon and stainless steels on all
positions on fillet and groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 155, WELD 160

WELD 270 (3 credits)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3

This course is an advanced welding application, set-up, welding
rod identification, current, polarity and high frequency, shielding
gases, operations and troubleshooting techniques of the process.
Significant hands-on application designed to provide training in
advancement of welding skills on aluminum, carbon and stainless
steels using various filler metals in all positions on fillet and groove
welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 165, WELD 170

WELD 275 (3 credits)
Pipe Welding

This course develops pipe welding application, preparation and
set-up, current, shielding gases, welding techniques and quality
inspection of the welds. Significant hands-on application designed
to provide training in development of pipe welding skills on
carbon steels pipe using various welding processes in all positions
on groove welds.
Prerequisite: WELD 120, WELD 220

WELD 280 (3 credits)
Non-Destructive Testing

This course introduces the welder of non-destructive examination
methods to determine the physical properties of a weld and to
predict the service life of a weld. Students will learn to differentiate
between destructive and non-destructive testing methods to
identify discontinuities and defects in welds by using various nondestructive testing equipment to various specifications and codes.
Prerequisite: WELD 105

SPECIAL COURSES
TECH 100-105 (1-5 credits)
Special Topics

Special topics are selected. The topic to be studied is determined
by the instructor and approved by the vice president for academic
affairs. Credits earned are applicable either as free electives in the
program or as credits used for graduation (with the approval of
the vice president for academic affairs.)

TECH 100, 199, 200, or 299 (1-8 credits)
Internships

Representing a possibility of four semesters, internships are
designed to provide credit for supervised on-the-job work
experience directly related to a student's major. Credit varies
based upon the total hours worked. The credit-to-work hour
ratio is 1 credit = 50 work hours. These courses include employer
supervision and evaluation.



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