Welding - Basic Structure Welding Certificate



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
WLDG 1421 Introduction to Welding Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding including welding and cutting safety basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.
WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

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.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

An introduction to 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.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week
WLDG 1412 Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

An overview of terminology safety procedures and equipment set-up. Practice in performing T-joints lap joints and butt joints using self-shielding and dual-shield electrodes.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Total Credit Hours
16

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc (MIG)Welding

A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding setup and use of GMAW equipment and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding

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 on joint designs.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

WLDG 1425.

WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

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 to facilitate field application and production.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
11


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
WLDG 1417 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication

A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

WLDG 1313 WLDG 1425 WLDG 1428 WLDG 1430 WLDG 1434 or consent of instructor.

WLDG 2380 Cooperative Education - Welder/Welding Technologist

Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the College employer and student. Under supervision of the College and the employer the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour lecture and fourteen hours of external experience.
Total Credit Hours
6



Total Program Hours
33



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

In the fall of 1997, Northeast Texas Community College began the Welding Program in the Industrial Technology Building. It started with 12 Gas Metal Arc Welding students (MIG Class) on part-time bases. Every semester the college was getting more new interested students in this program. Therefore, in the fall of 2000, the college decided to make a full time welding program offering more and different kinds of welding courses at different times to support all welding students five days, and four nights a week (Monday through Thursday).


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