Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

WELD 151: Metallurgy I

General Information

  • Name: Metallurgy I
  • Discipline: Welding (WELD)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

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.

II: Course Objectives

Safe conduct in a shop where metal fabrication and testing is performed.

To develop an understanding of extractive and physical metallurgy and its relationship to welding and metals.

To develop a knowledge of metal fabrication, casting processes and how heat treating affects metals and welds.

To utilize destructive and non-destructive methods to test metals and welds.

Understand and use methods that prevent and correct distortions caused by fabrication and the welding of metals.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course may be chosen to fulfill a degree requirement for the Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and the skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

This course addresses the following AAS degree Student Learning Objectives in which the successful student will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level appropriate for the welding industry.
  • Possess the essential skill necessary for performing tasks within the welding industry.
  • Can effectively present themselves to a potential employer.
  • Make proficient use of communications and computational skills to a level appropriate to the welding industry.
  • Effectively utilize available resources in order to remain current with the evolving standards of the welding industry.
  • Are able to maintain an appropriate work attitude, a willingness to learn, a desire to accept and benefit from evaluations, and strive for a high level of enthusiasm, commitment, and pride in their work.


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