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Welding Technology

 Jordan Tedrow, Instructor


The mission of this program is to provide training in oxygen-acetylene welding, oxygen-acetylene flame cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint reading, etc. An emphasis is placed on the requirements of a commercial metal fabrication shop, including theory and live work.


COURSES OFFERED

BASIC WELDING A and B (WLD151/152)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  9-12

Prerequisite:  Course required for all welding courses. 

An introductory course that exposes students to a variety of welding procedures.

 

Gas Metal Arc Welding (WEL140/141)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite: Basic Welding A

This course is designed to teach students the identification, inspection, and maintenance of GMAW machines; identification, selection and storage of GMAW electrodes; principles of GMAW; and the effects of variables on the GMAW process. This lab course teaches the practical application and manipulative skills of Gas Metal Arc Welding and the proper safety precautions needed in this process. Both ferrous and non-ferrous metals will be covered, as well as various joint designs on plate in all positions. This course is offered as dual credit with KCTCS for grades 11-12.

 

Cutting Processes (WEL110/111)

Credit:  1                                                            

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite: Basic Welding A or Gas Metal/Arc  

 Welding- (WEL 140/141)

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of various cutting processes used by the welding industry. This course will include, but is not limited to safety, theory of operation, setup and operating techniques, troubleshooting and making minor equipment repairs, terms and definitions, identification, evaluation, repair and prevention of discontinuities of cut surfaces when cutting with OFC, PAC, SMAC, and Mechanical Cutting Processes. This course is offered as dual credit with KCTCS for grades 11-12.

 

Blueprint Reading for Welding

 (WEL170/171)

Credit:  1                                                            

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite:  Basic Welding (150-151A), Gas

Metal/Arc Welding -(WEL 140/141), Cutting Processes-(WEL 110-111)

This course provides a study of occupationally specific prints for welders.  Advanced study of multi-view drawings, assembly drawings, datum dimensions, numerical control drawings, sheet metal prints, casings and forgings, instrumentation and control charts and diagrams, working drawings, geometric dimensioning and use of reference materials and books are included.

Occupational specifics include welding drawings, symbols, and specification interpretations are stressed.  This course provides students with practice fabricating from a blueprint.

Students will read and fabricate from detail prints, control distortion during fabrication, and follow the proper sequence in welding a fabricated part.  Students will use welding symbols and study weld sizes and strengths.

 

WELDING PRACTICUM I (WEL198)

Credit:  1 (1 Block, 1 Semester)  

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite:  Instructor Approval

Work individually with instructor to create and fabricate projects.

 

WELDING PRACTICUM II (WEL298)

Credit:  2 (2 Blocks, 1 Semester OR 1 Block all year)  

Grade Level:  12

Prerequisite:  Instructor Approval

Work individually with instructor to create and fabricate projects.

 

CO-OP I (WEL199)

Credit:  1 (1 Block, 1 Semester)                                     

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite: 2 Credits of Welding and Instructor Approval

Provides on the job training to meet student’s educational objectives.

 

CO-OP II (WEL299)

Credits:  2 (2 Blocks, 1 Semester OR 1 Block All Year) 

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite: 2 Credits of Welding and Instructor Approval

Provides on the job training to meet student’s educational objectives.

                              

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE (WLD198)

Credit:  1 (1 Block, 1 Semester)

Grade Level:  12

Prerequisite:  2 credits of welding and Instructor Approval 

This course is an individualized area of study focusing on specific course work related to the students’ needs.