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WVC Industrial Technology - Welding and Fabrication

Course Descriptions

WELD 128     3 credits
Basic Welding

Theory, application and practice of arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.

WELD 131     3 credits
Gas Welding

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
Arc Welding

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 134      3 credits
Intermediate GTAW (TIG)

Introduces the experienced welder or student to GTAW techniques and machine set-up. The student will learn the proper way to adjust a machine for joining many types of metals ferrous and non-ferrous. Skill level will be improved and experience will be gained through several repetitive exercises. Prerequisites: WELD 128 or WELD 131 or WELD 132 or professional welding experience.

WELD 220     2 credits
Welding Certification Prep Course

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.

WELD 223     3 credits
Pipe Welding

Techniques for welding pipe and preparing for WABO certification. SMAW (Stick) and GMAC (MIG) methods are used. Students will weld in all positions, prep and fit at various angles. Prerequisites: WELD 128 or WELD 131 or WELD 132 or appropriate industry experience.

WELD 225      2 credits
Welding Blueprint Reading

Provides basic knowledge and skill in reading typical blueprints used by welding professionals. Special attention devoted to the symbols used in this industry. Course includes drawing and drawing interpretation.


WELD 227     3 credits
Welding Exotic Metals

Course in welding styles such as GTAW, FCAW and GMAW used in joining exotic metals or metal alloys which may include but is not limited to titanium, tungsten, inconel, aluminum and stainless steel. Prerequisites: WELD 128 or WELD 131 or WELD 132.


 


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