Welding


Updated 7/25/18

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 159
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. Prerequisite: GPS 2.0 or higher in WELD 164 or permission from instructor.

WELD 161
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.

WELD 164
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. Prerequisite: GPA 2.0 or higher in WELD 161 or instructor permission.

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
Oxyfuel & GTAW (5)
Safety, setup, brazing, cutting, and welding in all positions using oxy-fuel 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 on carbon steel.

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

WELD 190
Cooperative Work Experience (1-12)
See description under COOP 190 for additional information.

WELD 265
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.

WELD 267
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. This course prepares welders for WABO certification. Prerequisite: WELD 164 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 (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.

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

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