PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


WLD 155 Basic Welding
4 credit hours
The setting up and use of arc welding and oxyacetylene welding equipment, with safety emphasized. Basic techniques such as striking an arc, lighting torch equipment, acetylene cutting, heat measurement and rod movement are practiced.
 
MFG 160 Manufacturing Blueprint Reading 
2 credit hours
This theory course covers the important areas of blueprints required for manufacturing employees. It also covers welding and machining symbols and machining required of the welder. An overall coverage of shop safety is included.
 
WLD 181 TIG & MIG Welding
4 credit hours
Prerequisites: WLD 155 and MFG 160

Covers the essential theory knowledge involved in the tungsten-inert gas welding process and the metal-inert gas process, with emphasis on the reactions on nonferrous metals to the processes, safety considerations and equipment construction. Welding Math explores the math needed by today’s professional welder, including measurements, tolerances and metrics.
 
WLD 185 Commercial Welding
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: WLD 181

Lab course assisting the advanced welding student in becoming a knowledgeable, employable welder. Arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, TIG, MIG, cost and waste control and safety are covered.
 
MFG 102 Introduction to Manufacturing & Safety
2 credit hours
Introduction to industrial maintenance, mechatronics, precision machining, welding, and OSHA policies.