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Welding Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Tim EVANS Evanst@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8141
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Cynthia RAPP rappc@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 24 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
TR100 Technical Math 3

Review of basic math principles, through fraction and decimal measurements and equivalents, ratios, powers and roots, and basic geometry for industrial technology program majors assessing 3 or lower with WorkKeys Applied Math; 24 or lower with Accuplacer; 39 or lower with Compass.

TR121 General Industrial Safety/OSHA10 1

Safety procedures in manufacturing, emphasizing compliance with OSHA regulations.

WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading I 2

Identification of basic lines, views, and abbreviations used in blueprints; interpretation of basic 3D sketches using orthographic projection and blueprints; solution of applicable mathematical equations; use of basic measuring tools; interpretation of scale ratios on a blueprint; identification of basic welding joints and structural shapes; interpretation of Bill of Materials; and identification of standard AWS weld symbols.

WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

A hands-on welding course focusing on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW). The safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; SMAW electrode classifications associated with base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode section and use based on metal types and thicknesses; weld beads with selected electrodes on various weld joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; and visual inspection of completed welds.

WE106 Cutting Processes 3

Types of mechanical and thermal cutting equipment and processes used in the welding trade; safe and correct set up, operation and shut down of the Oxy-fuel (OFC) workstation; safe and correct set up, operation and shut down of the Plasma Arc (PAC) workstation; safe and correct setup, operation and shut down of the Carbon Arc Cutting with Air (CAC-A) workstations; safe and proper operation of several types of mechanical cutting equipment; and inspection of quality and tolerance of cuts according to industry standards.

WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3

Gas metal arc welding process (GMAW); safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation; correlation of GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; building pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; building pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and visual inspection of GMAW welds.

WE112 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3

Gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW); safe and correct set up of the GTAW workstation; GTAW electrode and filler metal classifications relative to base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode and filler metal selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; weld beads with selected electrodes and filler material in the flat and horizontal positions; basic GTAW welds on selected weld joints; and visual inspection of GTAW welds.

WE127 Introduction to the Welding Industry 2

Fundamentals of various welding processes, industry related terminology, metals and consumables identification, application of welding processes, work ethics, weld testing and welder qualifications needed in the welding industry.

WE128 Metallurgy for Welders 2

Ferrous and nonferrous metals from mining ore to finished products coming to the consumer. The study of metal alloys, heat treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal including hardness, tensile strength, machinability, and ductility.

WE130 Welding Blueprint Reading II 2

Continuation of Welding Blueprint Reading I with an emphasis on identification, reading, and application of welding symbols using both American Welding Society (AWS) and International Organization Standardization (ISO) methods.
Pre-Reqs: WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading I


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