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NDTE 1405 - Introduction to Ultrasonics (4-3-3)
Basic theory and applications of the ultrasonic techniques of materials testing covering the theoretical material from the certification test for Ultrasonic Level I American Society of Non-Destructive Testing.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Corequisites: WLDG 1427. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
NDTE 2401 - Advanced Ultrasonics (4-3-3)
Emphasis on examination of components and, characterization of flaws using advanced techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: NDTE 1405. Corequisites: NDTE 2411. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
NDTE 2411 - Preparation for Certified Welding Inspector Exam (4-3-3)
Fundamentals of welding and inspection, code interpretation, and the practical portion in preparation for the certified welding inspector examination. General principles of welding inspection including welding processes, terms and definitions, welding discontinuities, duties and responsibilities of inspectors, destructive and nondestructive testing, quality assurance/quality control, welding codes and blueprints, procedures, and case studies. An overview of welding tools and equipment, metallurgy, chemistry, and joint design. This is the Capstone Experience course for the Inspection Certificate.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1427. Corequisites: NDTE 2401. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1401 - Metalsmithing (4-3-3)
Basic skill development in hand-forging steel, forge welding, scroll-forming, shaping, and joinery utilizing hammers, anvils, and coal and gas forges. Emphasis on techniques and processes to demonstrate versatility and skill.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1405 - Art Metals (4-3-3)
Fundamentals of conceptualizing and producing utilitarian items in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Skill development through the techniques of sinking, raising, repousse’, and piercing to create objects from sheet and stock materials. Includes oxy-fuel acetylene welding, brazing, soldering, tinning, polishing, and tool making. Using welding processes and metal forming techniques applied toward concepts of art to produce theme driven artistic functional or sculptural projects. Substantial instructor demonstrations followed by reciprocal student participation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
WLDG 1407 - Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes (4-3-3)
Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: Oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1408 - Metal Sculpture (4-3-3)
Techniques and methods of oxy-acetylene and electric welding and cutting to produce metal sculptures. Skill development in material forming, welding, brazing, and finishing techniques. Includes work ethics, artistic styles, and professionalism. Mechanics of creating welded metal sculpture, from inspiration through public exhibition. Focus on GMAW in addition to other welding processes. Understanding relevance of metal sculpture through art movements and leading artists.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1413 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders (4-3-3)
A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes, including systems of measurement and industry standards. Interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry. Instruction in the computer design of column splices, beam splices, and other welded connections using software employed by the structural detailing industry. For successful progression within this course, student should take WLDG 1428 before or at the same time as WLDG 1413. This course meets the college's computer literacy requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Welding Technology.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1417 - Introduction to Layout and Fabrication (4-3-3)
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes used in construction. Students should have taken any introductory welding course or have prior welding experience before taking this course.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1425 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting (4-3-3)
An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, including history and future in welding, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment and supplies.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1427 - Welding Codes and Standards (4-3-3)
An in-depth study of welding codes and their development in accordance with structural standards, welding processes, destructive and nondestructive test methods.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Corequisites: NDTE 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (4-3-3)
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1430 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) (4-3-3)
A study of the principles of Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1434 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding (4-3-3)
An introduction to the principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), setup/use of GTAW equipment, and safe use of tools and equipment. Welding instruction in various positions and joint designs.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1435 - Introduction to Pipe Welding -- API 1104 (4-3-3)
An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G, 2G, and 5G using various electrodes in accordance with American Petroleum Institute API-1104: Standard for Welding Pipelines and Facilities.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1457. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1437 - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy (4-3-3)
A study of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the ore to the finished product. Emphasis on metal alloys, heat treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal, including hardness, machinability, and ductility.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1453 - Intermediate Layout and Fabrication (Structural Connections) (4-3-3)
A continuation of WLDG 1417. Covers design and production of shop layout, fabrication, and field erection of critical building and bridge moment connections. Emphasis placed on symbols, blueprints, and written specifications. This is the Capstone Experience course for the Plate Welding Certificate.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1457. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (4-3-3)
A study of the production of various groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in test positions.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1428. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1476 - Applied Metals Design (4-3-3)
A historical and practical understanding of the design process for metals. Program, concept, design development, symbology, modern materials, quality, production in your own shop, and running your own business will be topics for discussion and research.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1477 - Coppersmithing (4-3-3)
Course designed for developing skills in the use of copper for sinking, raising, and repousse to create objects from flat sheets. Topics will include soldering, polishing, and surface treatment to produce utilitarian items in copper.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1478 - Architectural Hardware (4-3-3)
Emphasis on the manufacture of architectural hardware and ornament encountered in the blacksmithing and metalsmithing industries.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1479 - Functional and Sculptural Forging (4-3-3)
An intensive course implementing forging and welding techniques to design, layout and fabricate functional and sculptural products. Students will be expected to draw upon all their technical and artistic skills to achieve the completed project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 2441. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 1491 - Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist (4-3-3)
Course designed for the student who wants to pursue special topics and directed studies in welding, joining, and materials technology. Topics vary. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.
 
 Industry Practices - Topics initiated by students on current industry practices with instructor approval. Designed to acquaint the student with current needs of industry. Where applicable, field trips to area installations to observe the manufacturing applications. Information theory on market analysis for students defining career choices. Business planning for those desiring to become entrepreneurs.
 Metal Design and Function - Course designed for developing skills in designing and fabricating functional metal objects using and aesthetic skills in the spirit of quality craftsmanship. Students will utilize various metal–working and welding techniques as they apply to fabricating realistic projects, with a special emphasis on concept, design, and safety. May be substituted for required courses in some degree and certificate plans with approval from Department Chair.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2406 - Intermediate Pipe Welding -- ASME Section IX (4-3-3)
A comprehensive course on the welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Welding will be done using various positions. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Welding code emphasis will be in accordance to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1435. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
WLDG 2431 - Advanced Blueprint Interpretation and Cost Analysis (4-3-3)
A continuation of the Blueprint for Welders course (WLDG 1413). Emphasis placed on inspection, cost analysis, and estimating, including instruction in basic drafting skills. Instruction in pipe template and layout development using software employed by the pipe detailing industry. Course includes components in both the computer design of piping assemblies, as well as the actual welding of those assemblies. Students will learn cost analysis by creating spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel and word processing by creating contract proposals using Microsoft Word. This course meets the college's computer literacy requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Welding Technology.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1413. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2435 - Advanced Layout and Fabrication (4-3-3)
A continuation of the Intermediate Layout and Fabrication course (WLDG 1453) which covers production and fabrication of layout tools and processes. Emphasis on application of fabrication and layout skills.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1453. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2440 - Studio Problems in Art Metals (Advanced Sculpture) (4-3-3)
Project development in an open-studio atmosphere. Individualized instruction to encourage skill combinations and experimentation. Topics include portfolio preparation and presentation. This course places emphasis towards completion of one significant piece of work. Evaluations at mid-term and final to discuss work.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1408. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2441 - Power Hammer (4-3-3)
Skill development in pneumatic, treadle, and trip hammer techniques. Topics include forging various steel alloys and larger stock configurations, tool making, machine care, and hardware. Projects to create functional esthetic objects using power hammers.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1401. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2450 - Orbital Tube Welding (4-3-3)
An overview of welding in the semi-conductor and related industries. Special emphasis on the disciplines of orbital tube welding, including cutting, facing, and development of weld procedures. This is the Capstone Experience course for the Ultrahigh Purity Piping Certificate.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1434. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2451 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (4-3-3)
Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions on sheet metal, pipe, tube and exotic materials.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1434. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2476 - Layout and Fabrication: Furniture (4-3-3)
This course will guide students through furniture production practices from design through manufacture in metals. Design criteria, layout and production methods, client relations, and welding in various processes will be topics to enrich the learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1428, WLDG 1430, WLDG 1434. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2477 - Toolmaking (4-3-3)
A course of study in tool-making for the blacksmith and metal worker. Topics include practical metallurgy, hand and power hammer forging, striking, and tool steel applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 2441. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2478 - Advanced Metalsmithing (4-3-3)
The student will design, present, and build a forged and fabricated steel composition. This project will utilize skills acquired throughout the student’s course of study. Capstone course.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1479, WLDG 2477. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
WLDG 2479 - Welder Qualification (4-3-3)
Prepares students for industry qualification. Emphasis on the process of weld testing and welder qualification in the 3G and 4G positions. This is the Capstone Course for the Code Welding Degree.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Prerequisites: WLDG 1457. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
WLDG 2488 - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (4-0-14)
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014