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.
Oxyfuel & GTAW Welding (12)
Theory and practice of oxyacetylene welding, brazing, cutting and gas tungsten arc welding. Safety, handling and use of compressed gases, materials, types of weld joints, and procedures. Pre-requisite: GPS 2.0 or higher in WELD 164 or permission from instructor
SMAW Welding (12)
Shielded metal arc welding safety, joint design, electrode selection, welding machine setup and operations. Lab practice will include butt, lap, tee and corner joints in all positions. Weld testing and air carbon arc cutting included.
GMAW Welding (12)
Gas metal-arc welding (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)safety, setup, operation and troubleshooting. Lab practice includes butt, lap, tee and corner joints in all positions. Also includes GMAW with aluminum and AWS weld testing. Pre-requisite: GPA 2.0 or higher in WELD 161 or instructor permission
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.
Oxyacetylene and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, brazing, cutting, and welding in all positions using oxyacetylene and gas tungsten arc welding equipment.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, and welding in all positions using AC/DC arc welding equipment.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (5)
Safety, setup, and welding in all positions using gas metal arc welding equipment.
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 hrs 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.
Advanced Arc Welding (12)
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: GPA 2.0 or higher in WELD 129. Completion of year 1 welding.
Adv. Gas Shielded Arc Welding (12)
Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) techniques for all position plate and pipe welding. WABO certification testing is included. Prerequisite: WELD 164 or instructor permission.
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.
Advanced Fabrication (11)
Blueprint interpretation, layout tools and procedures, oxy-fuel and plasma cutting, fitting, and welding fabrication projects. Prerequisite: WELD 267 with a 2.0 or higher or instructor permission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.