Welding Technology Courses

 
1.1 SO-001: SCHOOL ORIENTATION
This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals to inform the student of the school policies and the expectation of the student concerning the set safety standards. Emphasis is focused on pre-mishap plan, location of emergency equipment, school dress code, electronic device usage, and laboratory safety.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
1.2 OS-001: OSHA BASICS
This course provides an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that pertain to protecting workers from exposure to occupational hazards. The student will develop the understanding of regulation standards, enforcement policies, company benefits, OSHA incident rates, and regulatory impacts. Additionally, through activities the students are introduced to interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
1.3 HR-001: HAZARD RECOGNITION
This lesson enables the student to recognize hazards related to the dangers of industrial and commercial work sites. The student will be able to recognize the physical hazards associated with a job worksite, describe the general procedure for conducting an evaluation process for a job worksite, describe the safe and unsafe work habits, and understand the importance of open communications on a worksite.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.1 FE-001: FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
The course provides the student with the knowledge to understand the basic characteristics and operation of various types of portable fire extinguishers. Topics covered will include pre-inspection, operation and classes of extinguishers used in construction, commercial and industrial sites.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
2.2 HW-001: HOT WORK PERMITS
This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of Hot Work Permits used in the industrial and commercial sites. This lesson discusses the permits required for hot work operations that include tasks such as welding, brazing, torch cutting, grinding, and any process that produces heat, sparks and has the potential to ignite flammable and combustible materials.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.3 CF-001: CONFINED SPACE
PERMITS
This lesson enables the student to identify permit-required confined spaces and their hazards. This course discusses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, entrants and attendants, understand the use and need for a confined space permit, and understand the definitions established for confined spaces in industrial and commercial sites.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
2.4 LT-001: LOCK OUT –TAG OUT
PROCDURES
Emphasis is placed on the Lock Out-Tag Out procedures used for commercial and industrial plant sites. The student will learn how to recognize where a lock out-tag out is required, different types of hazardous energy sources, an understanding of business policies, and safe conduct while performing a lock out-tag out operation.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
3.1 FL-001: FORK LIFT OPERATION
This course delivers the information necessary to safely operate a fork lift truck. This lesson develops the skills and techniques essential to the safe and professional operation of a fork lift truck, perform pre-inspection checks prior to operation, and with the lab the lecture provides the student with practical hands-on experience.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs. / 1.5 Lab Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
3.5 AL-001: AERIAL LIFT OPERATION
This course delivers the information necessary to safely operate an aerial lift machine. This lesson develops the skills and techniques essential to the safe and professional operation of an aerial lift machine, perform pre-inspection checks prior to operation, and with the lab the lecture provides the student with practical hands-on experience.
(1.5 Lec. Hrs. / 2.5 Lab Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
4.1 RF-001: BASIC RIGGING
FUNDAMENTALS
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to select and inspect rigging equipment and find the load rating of rigging equipment. This lesson is designed to enable the student to plan for a safe rigging task, be able to determine the weight and balance point of a load, calculate sling tensions, identify and explain the uses of different types of rigging equipment, identify the standard hand signals, and perform the tying of basic rigging knots.
(6.0 Lec. Hrs. / 1.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
5.1 OA-001: OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND BASIC OPERATION
Safety precautions related to Oxygen/Acetylene Cutting Procedures.
This lesson instructs the student in general safety rules for cylinders, regulators, hoses and torches. This lesson includes a hands-on lab that consists of performing oxygen/acetylene equipment inspections, lighting the torch and shutting down the oxy/acetylene rig.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 6.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None 
6.1 PA-001: PLASMA ARC CUTTING
Safety precautions related to Plasma Arc Cutting procedures.
This lesson instructs the student on uses, principles, manual system set up, gases, current settings, the two different types of processes, cutting procedures and common cutting problems associated with plasma arc cutting. This lesson includes a hands-on lab that consists of performing plasma arc equipment set-up and cutting performance measure.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
7.1 BM-001: BASIC METAL PREPARATION
An introduction to basic metal preparation for performing a fabrication task or assembling a welded joint. This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of the five basic joint types used for welding, preparing base materials, and selecting proper joint design based on the welding procedure specification standard. Lab provides the student with the practical hands-on experience.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 4.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
8.1 SM-001: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING BASIC
Lesson Topic 1: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Basic Welding Course.
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of Arc Welding equipment and different arc welding principles, joint designs and safety precautions related to SMAW. The student will learn how to determine polarity settings, striking an arc and lead/work angles for the SMAW process. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing flat plate project to a performance measure.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 13.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
9.1 BR-001: BLUEPRINTS AND DRAWINGS
Lesson Topic 1: Introduction to Blueprints and Drawings
This lesson instructs the student on skill and knowledge of types of drawings, parts of a blueprint, zone numbers, bill of materials list and notes and specifications.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
9.3 BR-002: BLUEPRINTS AND DRAWINGS
Lesson Topic 2: Blueprint Drawing Lines and Symbols
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of meaning of lines, legends, symbols used, scale interpretation, tolerances and key notes on blueprints. Topics will include construction blueprints including structural, fabrication, piping drawings and architectural drawings.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 9.1 BR-001
 
10.1 FS-001: FIELD SKETCHING TECHNIQUES
This is a course which introduces students to the foundations of field sketching and with a review of drafting fundamentals. The course will develop student skills in the areas of sketching and shape description, multiview projections, sectional views, dimensioning and isometric projections. Emphasis will be placed on sketching concepts while utilizing proper techniques and methods.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
10.3 HT-001: HEAT TREATMENT
This course is designed to acquaint the student with fundamentals of preheat and postweld heat treatment procedures. This lesson introduces preheating, interpass temperature controls and postheating procedures for weldment strengths, ductility and weld quality.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
10.5 MD-001: DEMOLITION PROCEDURES
This course covers mechanical demolition procedures for industrial and commercial plant sites. This lesson covers the safety, system verification procedures, equipment isolation, protection of electrical equipment components, tagging system equipment, initial preparations for demolition procedures.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
11.1 NT-001: PROPERTIES OF METALS
This course is designed to provide the student with: (1) a working knowledge of metallurgical terminology; (2) the background of material types; (3) an understanding of mechanical properties and test methods; (4) a relation to heat treatment and property modifications. This course will cover an introduction to metals, properties of metals, manufacturing processes, iron and steel materials, and effects of heat treatments to metals.
(3.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
11.3 ND-001: NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS
This course acquaints the student with the fundamental aspects of nondestructive testing. Students are introduced to advantages and disadvantages of the six major nondestructive testing methods, the uses of liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle testing, ultrasonic inspections, and radiography methods.
(3.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
12.1 HC-001: HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM AWARENESS
This course provides instruction in learning to recognize the effects of Hexavalent Chromium and welding stainless steel materials. This lesson covers the two types, water soluble and fumes from stainless steel welding processes. Upon completion the student will be able to identify safety and precautions related to Hexavalent Chromium. (2.0 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
12.3 AC-002: AIR CARBON ARC
CUTTING/GOUGING
Safety precautions related to Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
This lesson instructs the student in required power sources, cutting techniques, beveling procedures, advantage and disadvantages of carbon arc processes and troubleshooting skills. This lesson includes a hands-on lab that consists of performing an Air Carbon Arc cutting and gouging performance measure.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 3.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
13.1 SM-002: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING II
Lesson Topic 2: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Basic Welding Course
This lesson instructs the student on determining and preparing joints for welding with Shielded Metal Arc Welding procedures. The student will be able to recognize welding defects caused by incorrect welding procedures and workmanship. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing “T” joint project to a performance measure.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 23.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 8.1 SM-001
 
13.2 SM-003: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING III
Lesson Topic 3: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) B1V1 Course
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge to develop the manual skills required to produce quality welds in the Single-V-Groove (open root) in all positions. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing B1V1 joint using E6010 and E7018 electrodes to a performance measure.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs. / 24.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 8.1 SM-001/13.1 SM-002 
20.1 SM-004: SHIELDED METAL ARC
WELDING PIPE
Lesson Topic 4: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe Welding Labs.
This lab instructs the student on setup procedures and steps required to perform pipe welds in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions. Provides the student with the technical understanding of pipe welding and the five essential variables to produce a quality weld.
(1.0 Lec. Hrs. / 44.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 8.1 SM-001/13.1 SM-002/13.2 SM-003
 
23.3 WS-001: INTERPRETING WELD SYMBOLS
Interpreting Weld Symbols Course.
This lesson instructs the student on skill and knowledge to interpret weld symbols used by the American Welding Society (AWS). This course gives the trainee a working knowledge of the AWS symbols used for welding prints. Course explains the purpose of welding symbols to facilitate communications among designers, estimators, production planners, inspectors and the welder.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
27.1 GM-001: GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW) BASICS
Lesson Topic 1: Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment, different welding principles, joint designs and safety precautions related to GMAW. The student will learn how to determine polarity settings, striking an arc and lead/work angles for the GMAW process. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing flat plate project to a performance measure.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs. / 11.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
 
27.2 GM-002: GAS METAL ARC
WELDING (GMAW) II
Lesson Topic 2: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment set-up and GMAW metal transfer modes. Different type of shielding gases used, filler metals, weld processes and factors influencing GMAW procedures. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing “T” joint project to a performance measure.
(15.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 27.1 GM-001
 
29.3 GT-001: GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW) BASICS
Lesson Topic 1: Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).
This lesson instructs the student on knowledge of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment and different welding principles, joint designs and safety precautions related to GTAW. The student will learn how to determine polarity settings, striking an arc and lead/work angles for the GTAW process. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing flat plate project to a performance measure.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs / 25.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
30.3 GT-002: GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW) II
Lesson Topic 2: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Pipe.
This lesson instructs the student on entry level skills for welding with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes on thin to medium wall thickness piping materials. This lesson includes a hands-on lab performing pipe projects in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions to a performance measure.
(1.0 Lec. Hrs. / 49.0 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 29.3 GT-001
38.1 SB-001: OXYACETYLENE WELDING AND SILVER BRAZING
Lesson Topic 1: IDENTIFY safety precautions related to Silver Brazing and Braze Welding. This lesson instructs the student on safety precautions related to Oxygen/Acetylene brazing and weld braze procedures.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: None
 
38.3 SB-002: OXYACETYLENE WELDING AND SILVER BRAZING
Lesson Topic 2: This course identifies the tools and equipment used in silver brazing techniques.
This lesson describes the techniques used in silver brazing and defines the different types of filler materials used. The student will be able to explain the use of fluxes, the different types of flux available, and the correct procedures to use in applying flux materials.
(2.5 Lec. Hrs.) Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 38.1 SB-001
38.5 SB-003: OXYACETYLENE WELDING AND SILVER BRAZING
Lesson Topic 3: This course demonstrates the knowledge of Oxy/Acetylene welding and silver brazing techniques. This lesson instructs the student on the silver and weld brazing techniques used for this type of application.
(2.0 Lec. Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 38.1 SB-001/38.5 SB-002
 
39.1 SB-004: OXYACETYLENE WELDING AND SILVER BRAZING
Lesson Topic 4: Job specifications for Oxy/Acetylene gas welding butt, lap and “T” joints in flat position
This lesson is a hands-on lab using Oxy/Acetylene equipment, filler rod and prepared metal specimens to weld a butt weld, lap and “T” joint in the flat position to accomplish a performance measure. (5.5 Lab Hrs.)
Delivery Method: On Campus
Prerequisite: 38.1 SB-001/38.5 SB-002/ 38.5 SB-003
 
 

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