Welding Specialization AAS



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 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
12

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 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.

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 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.

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications including word processing spreadsheets databases presentation graphics data analytics and business-oriented utilization of the internet.

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

Knowledge of keyboard.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
18


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
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 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.
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

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

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

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

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

Total Credit Hours
17

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding

Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection equipment setup and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes.

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

WLDG 1435 or WLDG 1434 or WLDG 1428.

MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

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

TSI Complete

Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
Total Credit Hours
13


Total Program Hours
60



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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