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2017-2018 Catalog Year
WELD-211: Welding I

General Information

  • Name: Welding I
  • Discipline: Welding
  • 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

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

II: Course Objectives

To provide safety training in the use of various types of welding equipment, and safe conduct in a shop situation where welding is performed.

To develop the manual skills to set up and operate and oxy-acetylene torch and perform welding operations as well as the cutting of ferrous metals.

To develop the manual skills required to set up and operate an arc welding machine.

To properly select the correct welding rods, amperage, and manipulation to complete various welds in the flat and horizontal positions.

III: Course Linkage

This is a required course for the Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science degree and fulfills a course requirement in the Welding Technology Certificate of Achievement.

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.

Scheduled WELD-211 classes:

Fall 2017