Welding

Welding

(1 to 2 Years)

One Intermediate Technical Certificate, one Advanced Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are available.

Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates for gainful employment in critical welding ­applications to include: pipeline, petro-chemical, power generation, sanitation, and high purity welding.
  2. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to begin their welding careers by completing courses in math, theory, layout, and blueprint reading to augment their welding skills.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/welding/.

This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the program’s student handbook. Students must pass each welding core course with a letter grade of no less than a C (2.0) before continuing in the program.

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Welder General

(1 Year)

Required Courses:

WELD 0130Safety and Leadership2
Select one of the following two options.
Option one:
WELD 0131Welding Practice I12
OR
Option 2:
WELD 0131AShielded Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131BGas Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131CFlux Cored Arc Welding4
Additional courses:
WELD 0132Welding Practice II12
WELD 0140Welding Theory2
WELD 0141Mechanical Drawing2
WELD 0142Blueprint Reading for Welders2
WELD 0143Shop Math I2
Total Hours34

Advanced Technical Certificate: Welder-Fitter

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

WELD 0130Safety and Leadership2
Select one of the following two options.
Option one:
WELD 0131Welding Practice I12
OR
Option two:
WELD 0131AShielded Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131BGas Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131CFlux Cored Arc Welding4
Additional courses:
WELD 0132Welding Practice II12
WELD 0140Welding Theory2
WELD 0141Mechanical Drawing2
WELD 0142Blueprint Reading for Welders2
WELD 0143Shop Math I2
WELD 0231Welding Practice III13
WELD 0232Welding Practice IV13
WELD 0241Metal Layout3
WELD 0243Shop Math II3
Total Hours66

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Welder-Fitter

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

WELD 0130Safety and Leadership2
Select one of the following two options.
Option one:
WELD 0131Welding Practice I12
OR
Option two:
WELD 0131AShielded Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131BGas Metal Arc Welding4
AND
WELD 0131CFlux Cored Arc Welding4
Additional courses:
WELD 0132Welding Practice II12
WELD 0140Welding Theory2
WELD 0141Mechanical Drawing2
WELD 0142Blueprint Reading for Welders2
WELD 0143Shop Math I2
WELD 0231Welding Practice III13
WELD 0232Welding Practice IV13
WELD 0241Metal Layout3
WELD 0243Shop Math II3
General Education courses: 1
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 23
Additional General Education courses12
Total Hours81

Elective Course:

WELD 0105Welding1-4
1

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. degree at the beginning of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

2

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

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.

Continuation of WELD 0143, with introduction to specific trade formulas, basic algebra, proportions, right triangle math, trigonometry, special trade charts and tables. PREREQ: WELD 0143. S

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

Faculty

Coordinator/Master Instructor

Humpherys

Advanced Instructors

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