Welding - Basic 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 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions.

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

WLDG 1428.

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 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding

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 and 2G using various electrodes.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and five hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

WLDG 1428 or WLDG 1434.

Total Credit Hours
12





Total Program Hours
28



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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