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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for WLDG


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WLDG 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


WLDG 1273 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1274 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Layout and Fabrication
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A continuation of the introductory Layout and Fabrication course which covers design and production of shop layout and fabrication. Emphasis placed on symbols, blueprints, and written specifications. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1277 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: An introduction to the safety, techniques and practice in the use of oxy-fuel and shielded metal arc welding equipment. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1278 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A continuation in the fundamentals of equipment used in welding. This course also covers basic metallurgy. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 3 Lab./1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


WLDG 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic welding processes. Includes oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Welding Safety, Tools, and Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to welding careers and safety practice, including welding safety; OSHA and the Hazardous Communication Act; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); basic mathematics; measuring systems; shop operations; use and care of precision measuring tools; and the use and care of hand and power tools. Instruction on various types of welding equipment and processes, basic welding gases, fluxes, rods, electrodes, symbols, and blueprints. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the ore to the finished product. Emphasis on metal alloys, heat treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal including hardness, machinability, and ductility. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


WLDG 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 6 Lab./2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, including history and future in welding, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1428 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1430 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of GMAW equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs. This course is cross-listed as WLDG 1230. The student may register for either WLDG 1430 or WLDG 1230 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1434 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), setup/use of GTAW equipment, and safe use of tools and equipment. Welding instruction in various positions on joint designs. This course is cross-listed as WLDG 1234. The student may register for either WLDG 1434 or WLDG 1234 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1435 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Pipe Welding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes. Lab required. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


WLDG 1457 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions. This course is cross-listed as WLDG 1257. The student may register for either WLDG 1457 or WLDG 1257 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Welding Qualifications
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Topics covered will include interpretation of applicable welding specifications, electrode use, current/polarity characteristics, performing a wide range of welding operations, weld quality analysis, welding supplies/materials conservation practices, and operational safety practices. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Pipe Welding I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Pipe welding using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 2271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding and shield metal arc welding (SMAW). (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


WLDG 2272 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), or any other approved welding process. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


WLDG 2273 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Pipe Welding II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course provides a more in depth understanding of the SMAW process. Position of welds will be 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using various electrodes. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


WLDG 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Advanced Blueprint Interpretation and Cost Analysis
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of the Blueprint for Welders course. Emphasis placed on inspection, cost analysis, and estimating, including instruction in basic drafting skills. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


WLDG 2413 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding, shield metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, or any other approved welding process. This course is cross-listed as WLDG 2213. The student may register for either WLDG 2413 or WLDG 2213 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in all positions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced topics in GMAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 2451 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


WLDG 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at MVC

Advanced Welding Metallurgy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of metallurgy as it applies to welding, including structure, identification, and testing of metals; temperature changes and their effect on welded metals; properties of metals, and factors affecting weldability of ferrous and nonferrous metals. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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