Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Welding (WELD)

Career and Technical Education Division

WELD 111: Beginning Welding for Art

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the simplicity and beauty of metal as an art medium. No prior metalworking or art skills are required. Explores different areas after instruction and demonstrations in the metalworking process. Previous experience in metalworking will be an advantage. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 112: Beginning Ornamental Ironworking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 111, WELD 211

Discusses and demonstrates the use of metal as an aesthetic medium or as a specific function. Various metal forming and joining methods will be introduced. Student projects for both indoor and outdoor use will be emphasized. Focuses on fence, stair and balcony railings, along with gates and security doors. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 115: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides a nondestructive testing course to give the student a broad and detailed look into the knowledge and hands-on experience required to function as a Level I penetrant testing inspector. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 121: Advanced Welding for Art

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: WELD 111, WELD 211

Continues WELD 111 with concentration in one or more specific areas explored in the introductory class. Focuses on more complex and intricate art projects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 122: Advanced Ornamental Ironworking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 112

Expands the skills acquired in Beginning Ornamental Ironworking to create more advanced and complex projects. New skills and techniques will be focused on individual needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 151: Metallurgy I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Approaches metallurgy with an emphasis on welding technology. Includes demonstrations, lectures, and experiments in the metals lab. Covers extraction metallurgy as well as physical metallurgy. The various destructive methods of testing metal as well as non-destructive testing of metals will be discussed and demonstrated. The processes use distortion control and technique of flame straightening. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 159: Ultrasonic Testing Level I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a nondestructive testing course providing a broad, detailed look into the knowledge and hands-on experience required to function as a Level I Ultrasonic Testing inspector. Course meets the requirements of SNT-TC-1A and Military Standard-410. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 198: Special Topics in Welding

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Explores specialized areas of art/metalwork. Topics include non-ferrous metals, specialized forming techniques, metal casting, introduction to new metalworking equipment, and others. Specialized welding techniques not discussed or demonstrated in other classes may be a topic for special attention. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 211: Welding I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces welding which includes welding safety, environmental awareness, oxy-acetylene welding, cutting, and brazing as well as shielded metal-arc.

WELD 212: Welding I Practice

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites or Corequisites: WELD 211

Develops the student's manual skills necessary to produce high quality gas welds and flame cuts. The student learns to set up the equipment for all phases of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting. The shielded metal-arc welding section develops entry level skills for welders. This course specifically develops basic shielded metal arc welding skills such as striking the arc, maintaining proper arc length, adjusting equipment and manipulating the electrode. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 221: Welding II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 211 or consent of instructor

Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

WELD 222: Welding II Practice

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites or Corequisites: WELD 221

Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 224: Welding Projects

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Offers welding student additional supervised lab hours. Students will perfect their skills through an approved project or work toward an AWS Code preparation. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 231: Welding III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 221

Includes theory and practice in gas metal-arc welding and gas tungsten-arc welding. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 232: Welding III Practice

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: WELD 222

Focuses on GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW which will train the student to perform production and certification performance welding on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 241: Welding IV

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 231

Covers shielded metal-arc welding of pipe, flux core arc welding of pipe and introduction to API, ASME, and AWS code certification. Welding of pipe provides training to develop welding skills necessary to produce high quality multipass welds on six-inch schedule, 80 mild steel pipe in the six G positions, using advanced welding processes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 242: Welding IV Practice

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: WELD 241 & AMP;WELD232

Introduces fundamental pipe welding techniques and develops basic skills for the service and transmission fields in the shielded metal-arc section. Trains welders for work in either the pressure pipe industry or transmission pipeline work using the micro-wire weld. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 250: Welding Certification Preparation

Units (Credits): 1–12; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Introduces students to the many certifications available by meeting the standards of the American Welding Society codes. Includes instruction on code certification required by the American Petroleum Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. May be repeated for up to 12 units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 259: Ultrasonic Testing Level II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 159

Meets the need and requirements of today's industry standards for thickness testing and weld evaluation of base materials, discontinuity detection/evaluation, mathematical solution, and extended practical application. Practical application includes extensive lab work using the latest in equipment technology, scanning techniques and evaluation of flawed weld specimens of various geometries. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an Ultrasonic Level II Certification. The course will meet the requirements recommended in SNT-TC-1A and the MIL-Std 410 for Level II certifications in ultrasonics. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WELD 290: Internship in Welding

Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Woodworking (WOOD)

Career and Technical Education Division

WOOD 197: Beginning Woodworking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers tool identification and uses, tool and machine safety, project design, gluing, laminating, mechanical drawings and sketches of three views. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WOOD 221: Advanced Woodworking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Continues the skills learned in WOOD 197. The course is designed to meet the individual needs of the student through advanced woodworking construction practices which will be employed on an individual student need basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

WOOD 250: Wood Projects

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Permits students to pursue special projects and/or explore areas of specific interest. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.



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