How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
WELD 0105 Welding: 1-4 semester hours.
Introduction to and practice of arc welding. Metals and various types of welds. F, S
WELD 0130 Safety and Leadership: 2 semester hours.
The student will identify lab organization and safety procedures, demonstrate applied leadership skills and abilities, demonstrate and identify hand tools and their proper usage. The student will also demonstrate and identify power tools and equipment including their proper usage and maintenance. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, D
WELD 0131 Welding Practice I: 12 semester hours.
Welding practice techniques for successful fillet and groove welds in all positions utilizing SMAW E7018, GMAW ER70S-6,and FCAW E71T-1 processes and filler metals. F, S
WELD 0131A Shielded Metal Arc Welding: 4 semester hours.
SMAW to Include fillet and groove welds in all positions to the AWS standards. Successfully completing this course may lead to certification. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, D
WELD 0131B Gas Metal Arc Welding: 4 semester hours.
Fillet, groove, and open groove welding using the GMAW process and ER70S-6 filler metal combination. All welding and destructive testing will comply with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code. PREREQ: Permission of Instructor. COREQ: WELD 0131A. F, S, D
WELD 0131C Flux Cored Arc Welding: 4 semester hours.
Fillet, groove, and open groove welding using FCAW and E71T-1 filler metal combination. All welding and destructive testing will comply with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. COREQ: WELD 0131A and WELD 0131B. F, S, D
WELD 0132 Welding Practice II: 12 semester hours.
Open groove welding practice to develop skills in preparation to weld pipe. Students will first become proficient on plate and progress into carbon steel pipe welding using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. PREREQ: WELD 0131. F, S
WELD 0140 Welding Theory: 2 semester hours.
This course consists of basic metallurgy, identification of metals and electrodes, theory of welding processes, identify proper usage of testing methods, welding gases, joint design and configuration, welding positions, welding currents and polarity. Welding qualifications and procedures will also be covered. F
WELD 0141 Mechanical Drawing: 2 semester hours.
Proper care and use of equipment, alphabet of lines, orthographic projections, dimensioning, section view drawing, freehand sketching of isometrics, pattern development and geometric construction. S
WELD 0142 Blueprint Reading for Welders: 2 semester hours.
The blueprint course will cover basic lines, views, dimensioning and structural shapes, abbreviation and weld symbols, working with structural and piping drawings, and bill of materials. S
WELD 0143 Shop Math I: 2 semester hours.
Basic study of trade math concentrating on basic arithmetic, common fractions, decimals, ratio, percentages, square root, and appropriate conversions as they apply to the welding trade. F
WELD 0159 Arc Welding: 1-8 semester hours.
Special course with emphasis on shop practice in the general areas of arc welding. Open for enrollment only with approval of the advisor, program coordinator and CTech counselor. (This is a special certificate option.) F, S
WELD 0231 Welding Practice III: 13 semester hours.
Low hydrogen, stainless steel, and pipe welding techniques in shop applications. PREREQ: WELD 0132. F
WELD 0232 Welding Practice IV: 13 semester hours.
GTAW process welding practice using both manual and automated orbital equipment, procedures, and techniques. Carbon and stainless steel pipe welding emphasized; includes high-purity and sanitary stainless welding. PREREQ: WELD 0231. S
WELD 0241 Metal Layout: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to geometric construction, principles of metal layout, special trade charts and tables. PREREQ: WELD 0141. F
WELD 0243 Shop Math II: 3 semester hours.
WELD 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
WELD 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D