Welding


Updated 6/23/15

WELD 126
Industrial Drafting (2)
Basic concepts in developing working drawings for use in industry. Emphasis is on the use of freehand sketching and drawing instruments to produce drawings of three-dimensional objects. Also included is basic dimensioning and pictorial drawing.

WELD 151
Welding for Mechanics (5)
Introduction of cutting and welding processes. Includes information on welding equipment and material, various welding techniques and proper safety procedures. Prerequisite: DET 110 or DET 130 or instructor permission.

WELD 152
Welding Procedures for Mechanics (1-5)
Practical application of welding and cutting techniques using oxyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment. Metal preparation, layout, and weldment testings included. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 151 required.

WELD 159
Oxyfuel and GTAW (11)
Theory of oxyacetylene welding, brazing, cutting and gas tungsten arc welding theory. Topics: safety practices for equipment operation, handling and use of compressed gases, identification of filler rods, base metals, types of weld joints, and procedures. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 160 or permission of instructor required.

WELD 161
Shielded Metal-Arc Welding (SMAW) Theory (4)
Theory related to shielded metal arc welding safety, joint design, electrode selection, welding machine setup and welding operations in all positions. Correct procedures for air-arc cutting and weld testing will also be covered.

WELD 162
Arc Welding Lab (9)
Shielded metal-arc welding safety, machine setup and welding procedures. Shielded metal-arc welding practices include welding butt, lap, tee and corner joints in all positions. Weld testing and air carbon arc cutting included. Prerequisite: WELD 161

WELD 164
M.I.G. Welding Theory (4)
Theory related to gas metal-arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW); process and shop safety; machine setup, operation and troubleshooting; welding procedures and techniques; filler electrode selection and AWS weld testing.

WELD 165
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Lab (6)
Welding lab consists of GMAW and FCAW gas shielded arc welding instruction, practices and procedures on butt, lap, tee, and corner joints in all positions on steel. Also includes GMAW with aluminum.

WELD 167
Metallurgy for Welders (3)
Study of metals relevant to welding technology, extraction of metals from ores, refining metals, the manufacture of metal products, mechanical, physical and chemical properties of metals and the hardening, tempering and heat treating of metals.

WELD 180
Oxyacetylene and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, brazing, cutting, and welding in all positions using oxyacetylene and gas tungsten arc welding equipment.

WELD 181
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, and welding in all positions using AC/DC arc welding equipment.

WELD 182
Gas Metal Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, and welding in all positions using gas metal arc welding equipment.

WELD 190
Cooperative Work Experience (1-12)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. The Cooperative Education Coordinator and employees arrange Cooperative Work Experience. 60-360 hours on-the-job per quarter. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a Work Experience Seminar (BTEC 191-194) is required of Co-op students. You may take the Work Experience Seminar before or in the same quarter as the Co-op course. Instructor permission required.

WELD 265
Advanced Arc Welding (11)
Theory and practice of advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to prepare for the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) certification tests on plate and pipe. Prerequisite: completion of year one welding/instructor permission.

WELD 267
Advanced Gas Shielded Arc Welding Theory (4)
Procedures to prepare for the Washington Association of Building Officials tests in Gas Metal Arc. Flux Cored Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Equipment setup, base and filter metal selection, pipe layout and fitting procedures. Prerequisite: WELD 164 and 165 or permission of instructor.

WELD 268
Gas Shielded Arc Welding (9)
Exercises enable students to prepare for the Washington Association of Building Officials tests. Includes Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on test plates and pipe in all positions; Oxyfuel introduced. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 267. Prerequisite: WELD 164 or permission of instructor.

WELD 269
Advanced Fabrication and Welding Theory (4)
Fabrication and fitting tools, setup and procedures. Correct steps to follow when designing, cost estimating, and planning a large scale welding project. Blueprint interpretation and the completion of scale drawing will also be required. Prerequisite: WELD 267 or permission of instructor.

WELD 270
Advanced Fabrication and Welding Procedure Lab (6)
Fabrication and fitting tools, setup, and procedures. Butt and tee joint will be required in the flat position using various welding processes. Students will have the opportunity to work on individual projects. Prerequisite: WELD 268 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: WELD 269.

WELD 271
Blueprint Reading (3)
Fundamentals of drawing interpretation in the welding trade. Included are blueprint reading, welding symbols, fabrication techniques, identification of welds, and welding abbreviations. Prerequisite: WELD 126.

WELD 281
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding - Aluminum (5)
Provides a thorough understanding of welding safety and gas metal arc welding of aluminum. Prerequisite: WELD 165, WELD 181 or prior welding experience with permission of instructor.

WELD 285
Arc Welding Certification (5)
Practical exercises enable students to prepare for the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) certification tests in gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Prerequisite: prior welding experience required.

WELD 287
Welding Fabrication (5)
Fabrication and fitting tools, setup and procedures. Students have the opportunity to work on individual projects and/or cooperative work experience. Prerequisite: prior welding experience required.