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Welding Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Tim EVANS Evanst@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8141
Contact: Mandee BUCHHOLZ buchholzm@hutchcc.edu (316)283-7000
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Benjamin WILLIAMS williamsb@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3482

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This certificate requires 33 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading 3

Identification of the alphabet of lines, common views, industry related materials, abbreviations, American Welding Society (AWS) welding symbols and International Organization Standardization (ISO) welding symbols; interpretation of title block, bill of materials, revision history and isometric shapes to sketch blueprints using orthographic projection practices; application of mathematical equations and basic measuring tools used in welding blueprints.

WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

Through classroom and lab/shop activities; safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; SMAW electrode classifications, proper electrode selection, polarity requirements, electrode use based on metal types and thicknesses; welding with E6010 (fast freeze, cellulosic) and E7018 (low hydrogen) electrodes on various weld joints in the flat (1F & 1G) and horizontal (2F & 2G) positions to meet requirements of the latest version of the American Welding Society D1.1/D1.1M:20XX Structural Welding Code-Steel.

WE105 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 3

Continuation of WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding; reviewing safety, electrode identification, workstation setup and use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment to perform welds on plate using E6010 (fast freeze, cellulosic) and E7018 (low hydrogen) electrodes in the vertical (3F & 3G) and overhead (4F & 4G) positions to meet requirements of the latest version of the American Welding Society D1.1/D1.1M:20XX Structural Welding Code-Steel.
Pre-Reqs: WE104 SMAW w/Grade of C or Higher, or Departmental Consent

WE106 Cutting Processes for Welding 3

Types of mechanical and thermal cutting equipment and processes used in the welding trade; safe and correct set up, operation and shut down of the Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC) workstation, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) workstation, and Carbon Arc Cutting with Air (CAC-A) workstations, safe and proper operation of a metal shear, iron worker type equipment, band saw, bench and angle grinders, friction cutting equipment; and inspection of quality and tolerance of cuts according to industry standards.

WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3

Through classroom and lab/shop activities; safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation; correlation of GMAW and other similar wire based electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode selection and use based on metal thickness; weld with .035 and .045 diameter electrodes using short circuit and spray transfer methods on various weld joints in the flat (1F & 1G), and horizontal (2F & 2G) positions to meet requirements of the latest version of the American Welding Society D1.1/D1.1M:20XX Structural Welding Code-Steel.

WE111 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 3

Continuation of WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding; reviewing of safety, workstation set up; electrode classifications; proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; and the use of .035 and .045 electrode diameters in the short circuit transfer; performing welds in the vertical (3F & 3G) and overhead (4F & 4G) test positions to meet requirements of the latest version of the American Welding Society D1.1/D1.1M:20XX Structural Welding Code-Steel.
Pre-Reqs: WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding w/Grade of C or Higher

WE112 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3

Through classroom and lab/shop activities; theory associated with the handling, preparation and process for common production base metals, GTAW electrode and filler metal classifications relative to base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode and filler metal selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; safe and correct set up of the GTAW workstation; DCEN welding on carbon steel base metal covering various weld joints in the flat (1F & 1G) and horizontal (2F & 2G) positions to meet requirem ents of the latest version of the American Welding Society D1.3/D1.3M:20XX Structural Welding Code-Sheet Steel.

WE113 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 3

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes including welding of stainless steel, aluminum, and tubing materials.
Pre-Reqs: WE112 GTAW w/Grade of C or Higher, or Departmental Consent

WE115 Welding Layout and Calculations 2

Project layout, the economics of welding design, fabrication and blueprint reading; application of geometric principles and linear measurements applied to fabrication and welding through the practical application of principles.

WE117 Welding Inspection and Qualification I 2

Overview of welding qualification, inspection processes, welder testing, related terminology, metals and consumables identification, application of welding processes in relation to the welding codes used in structural, pipeline, aerospace, manufacturing and energy sectors.

WE128 Welding Metallurgy 2

The study of ferrous and nonferrous metals, their production, mechanical properties, weldability, and machinability.

Welding Options Certificate A 1
Course Title Credits
TR121 General Industrial Safety/OSHA10 1.00

WE101 Welding Safety 1.00

Welding Options Certificate B 2
Course Title Credits
WE116 Flux Cored Arc Welding 2.00

WE118 Industrial Robotic Welding 2.00


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