WVC Industrial Technology - Welding and Fabrication
Welding and Fabrication Program Course Descriptions
Please see program guide for complete list of required courses.
Industrial Technology Courses
INDT 135 5 credits
Metal Fabrication I
Designed to introduce commonly used metal fabrication techniques. Including but not limited to: measuring instrumentation, metal preparation, welding, machines (drills, saws, grinders, mills and lathes) and metal bending devices. Emphasis placed on the safe use of tooling, preplanning and fabrication of structurally sound projects. Prerequisite: WELD 128.
INDT 136 3 credits
Metal Fabrication II
Introduces an intermediate level of fabrication techniques such as measurement instrumentation, metal preparation, welding, machines (drills, saws, grinders, mills and lathes) and metal benders. Emphasis is placed on the safe use of tooling, pre-planning and fabrication of structurally sound projects. Prerequisites: INDT 135.
WELD 128 3 credits
Theory, application and practice of arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.
WELD 131 3 credits
Fundamentals and experience in the operation of oxyacetylene welders and cutters in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions, and an introduction to aluminum and stainless steel welding and brazing using TIG welding machines.
WELD 132 3 credits
Fundamentals and experience in operation of AC and DC welders in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using a variety of welding electrodes, including low-hydrogen rods. Introduction to MIG (Metallic Inert Gas) or GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) included.
WELD 220 2 credits
Prepares experienced welders for welding examination and certification. Involves out of position welding with electric arc 6010 and 7018 electrodes, "flux core" welding wire, and GMAW (MIG) Welders (required during welding certification). Prerequisites: WELD 128 or industry experience.
Welding Certification Prep Course