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Instructional Specialist Renee Alanis (928) 776-2002
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

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About the Welding - Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Prepares students for employment in welding positions requiring competency in the field of Gas Metal Arc Welding. Coursework may upgrade skills and assist in career advancement for currently employed welders.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Welding - Gas Metal Arc Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain and use welding safety procedures. (WLD 130, 140, 145, 210, 250)
  2. Interpret welding blueprints. (WLD 156)
  3. Operate oxyacetylene equipment to weld, cut, braze, and braze weld to industry requirements. (WLD 130)
  4. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (WLD 140, 145)
  5. Operate gas metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (WLD 210)
  6. Order, layout, and fabricate material as required by blueprints. (WLD 250) 
 

Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
WLD130 Oxyacetylene

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 130. Oxyacetylene (4). Safety, oxyacetylene welding, flame cutting, brazing fundamentals and fuel gases. Competency mastery required. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety in the workplace
2. Oxyacetylene safety and equipment
3. Welding vocabulary
4. Welding fuel gases
5. Oxyacetylene fillet and groove welds
6. Manual and machine cutting
7. Fillet and groove braze welds
8. Identifying proper and improper welds and cuts

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use oxyacetylene safety procedures. (1,2)
2. Explain oxyacetylene welding theory, based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-8)
3. Operate oxyacetylene equipment to weld, cut, braze, and braze weld to industry requirements. (4-8)
4. Identify and use welding vocabulary. (2-8)

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WLD140 Arc I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 140. Arc I (4). Fundamentals of basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) procedures, equipment and safety. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. SMAW safety and equipment
2. Machine adjustments and operation
3. SMAW techniques in various positions
4. Selection of electrodes for shielded metal arc welding.
5. Terminology and symbols

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use shielded metal arc welding safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain shielded metal arc welding theory, based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-5)
3. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)

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WLD145 Arc II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 145. Arc II (4). Advanced shielded metal arc welding procedures, equipment, safety and cutting techniques. Prerequisite: WLD 140. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Multiple pass welds in all positions
3. Single V-groove joint welds with backing in all positions
4. Single V-groove joint welds without backing in all positions
5. Preparation, welding, testing and evaluation of V-groove bend specimens to American Welding Society standards.
6. Cutting with carbon arc, plasma arc cutting, and oxy-fuel cutting equipment

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use shielded metal arc welding safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain shielded metal arc welding theory, based on its method of operation, equipment, and applications. (1-6)
3. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)
4. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)
5. Operate carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, and oxy-fuel cutting equipment. (6)

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WLD156 Blueprint Reading

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 156. Blueprint Reading (4). Fundamentals of reading and interpreting blueprints and welding symbols as they apply to the welding trade. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Symbols for welding
2. Fillet weld symbols
3. Plug, slot, spot and seam weld symbols
4. Groove weld symbols
5. Orthographic views
6. Standard drawing lines and symbols
7. Surface and centerline relationships
8. Auxiliary views
9. Mathematics for welders and fitters
10. Interpreting blueprint information
11. Dimensional tolerance and stock allowance
12. Set-up tools

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Interpret welding symbols. (1-4)
2. Interpret types of lines, views, symbols, structural shapes and sectional views on master welding blueprints. (5-8)
3. Interpret various note specifications and dimensions found on master welding blueprints. (9-12)

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WLD210 Gas Metal Arc Welding

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 210. Gas Metal Arc Welding (4). Setup and safe operation of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment, GMAW welding of carbon steel plate, aluminum plate and sheet metal. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
2. Machine adjustments and operation
3. GMAW techniques in various positions
4. Selection of gases and wire for GMAW
5. Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) self-shielded and gas shielded wire

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain gas metal arc welding theory based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-5)
3. Operate gas metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)

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WLD250 Welded Metal Fabrication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 250. Welded Metal Fabrication (4). Metal used in manufacturing fabrication and welding techniques. Emphasis on project planning, layout and blueprint reading. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fabrication safety and equipment
2. Metal shapes and sizes
3. Design blueprints
4. Order steel from a drawing
5. Layout and cutting of steel
6. Use of fabrication equipment
7. Square and tack welding
8. Distortion control
9. Applying finishes to metal

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use metal fabrication safety procedures. (1)
2. Identify different structural shapes, sizes and types of metal. (2)
3. Design quality blueprints of welded metal fabrications. (3)
4. Use layout tools and fabrication equipment. (1, 5-9)
5. Order, layout, and fabricate material as required by blueprints. (4-9)

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