Welding

Leo L. Castagno, Department Chair
Adrian G. Baird, Dale L. Larsen, Garth S. Miller, E. Dale Mortensen, Dave E. Saunders
Kenna Carter, Secretary (208) 356-1854

The Department of Computer Aided Engineering Technologies prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in today's technologically oriented society including CAD/CAM Technology, Computer Aided Design Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Welding Engineering Technology. Graduates enjoy a high level of job satisfaction, excellent salary range, and good job placement.

The Associate Degree in Welding Engineering Technology (110), provides hands-on training in the Welding processes and develop skills leading to Welder Certification. They are taught to recognize and understand welding processes. The curriculum includes a solid foundation in Welding Theory, Metallurgy, Welding Examination, Quality Control, and Computer Aided Processes (Robotic Welding). The Program is designed for transfer to a university or immediate employment. The Associate Degree in Welding Engineering Technology is easily transferred for those students continuing on to a University and pursuing a career in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Metallurgical Science, etc. It fulfills many of the requirements of General Education, math, chemistry and physics required at the University level.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Associate in Welding Engineering Technology (110)

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                                  2
Eng 111  College Writ                     3
Math 110  College Algebra                 3
Weld 105  Essent of Weld                  4
ME 172  Visual, Solid Mod, & CAD          3
GE Elective                               3
Total Credits                            18

Second Semester
Religion                                  2
Math 111 Trigonometry                     2
Weld 123 Adv Weld                         4
Weld 256 Auto Weld                        3
Weld 229 Cert and Code Weld               3
GE Elective                               3
Total Credits                            17

Third Semester
Religion                                  2
Chem 105 General Chemistry                4
Weld 258 Testing & Inspection             2 
MT 131 Machine Tool Op                    3
Eng 316  Adv Tech Writing                 3
GE Elective                               3
Total Credits                            17

Fourth Semester
Religion                                  2
Ph 105 Intro Appl Physics                 3
Ph 107 Intro Applied Phys Lab             1
MT 222 Engr Materials                     3
Econ 111 Econ Prin                        3
Weld 280 Welding Fabrication              3
GE Elective                               3
Total Credits                            18
General Education Requirements See pages 35-37 for a complete explanation of the General Education Requirement. Courses for Majors Suggested electives for transfer students:
Math 112  Calculus I                      4
Math 113  Calculus II                     4
PH 121 or 220 Princ of Physics            3
Weld 225  Pipe & Struc                    4
Weld 290 Special Projects                 1-3
Weld 298 Weld Tech                        1-5
ME 201  Engr Mech Statics                 3
Faculty Advisor: You should visit with your faculty advisor as soon as you arrive on campus.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Weld 105 Essentials of Welding (4:2:6)
Lab fee: $25
A general welding course with focus on the essentials of welding, expected from welders entering the industry and from students transferring in the fields of welding and other technology related fields. Covers (SMAW), (FCAW), (GMAW) and Oxy Fuel Processes.

Weld 110 Welding Fundamentals (3:3:0)
Blueprint reading, weld symbols, bill of materials, material identification, machine and equipment repair and maintenance, repair and maintenance welding.

Weld 120 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (2:2:4:)
Lab Fee: $20
Gas Tungsten Arc welding of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other alloys and magnesium and copper used in the welding industry. Includes the study of their physical and mechanical properties and chemical compositions and weldability. Welding will be done in all positions. (F)

Weld 123 Advanced Weld Processes (3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Weld 105
Advanced pre-employment training which emphasizes developing manipulative proficiency in the use of SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW in the vertical and overhead positions in light and heavy gauge plate. (Winter)

Weld 225 Pipe and Structural Welding (4:2:6)
A variety of materials and configurations using SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW processes on pipe and structural shapes. The welding will be done in all positions on carbon, stainless steel and aluminum (Taught the first two weeks of Summer First Term only.)

Weld 229 Certification and Code Welding (3:2:4)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, Weld 123, Weld 225 or concurrent enrollment
Interpreting and writing welding procedures and welder qualifications and specifications. Welding to AWS, API, and ASME codes to meet the entry level employment standards for Code work. Training in the procedures using SMAW, STAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes for qualification of welders in all positions on plate, pipe and rebar. May be taken more than once. A qualification test will be given at end of course by a qualified Certified Welding Testing Lab. (Winter)

Weld 256 Automated Welding Processes (3:2:2)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, or current enrollment
A survey of the automated welding processes and their applications used within today's welding industry. (Panograph, Robotics, Sub-Arc, Etc.) Field trips and hands-on learning will be used.

Weld 258 Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (2:2:2)
Prerequisite: Weld 105, 123, 225 or current enrollment
Theory and application of non-destructive testing systems. Techniques for quality control. Includes magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, leak, visual and ultrasonic testing.

Weld 280 Welding Fabrication (3:1:5)
Prerequisite: Weld 105
The use and application of equipment, tools, fasteners, and processes used in fabrication practices in the welding industry. Interpretation of drawings for fabrication of small projects. Techniques for layout, fitting, squaring, tacking, and fabricating will be developed. May be repeated for credit. (W)

Weld 290 Special Projects 1-3
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair

Weld 298 Welding Technology Work Experience 1-3
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair
Work experience with selected welding firms. Work period may be arranged during regular semesters. An acceptable written report on the organization and the work done will be required.


Complete General Education listing

Credit Hour Designations/Abbreviations (e.g., 3:3:3)


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