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Course Number: NDTE 2411 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Preparation for Certified Welding Inspector Exam

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of welding and inspection, code interpretation, and the practical portion in preparation for the certified welding inspector examination. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1200 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Welding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding. Includes cutting of ferrous metals. Emphasizes welding and cutting safety and basic welding processes. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1307 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: Oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1313 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: WLDG 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Mountain View Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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., 5 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1391 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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 was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1417 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1428 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1430 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1434 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1435 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Mountain View Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1437 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Welding Metallurgy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of 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. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1453 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Intermediate Layout and Fabrication

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course in layout and fabrication. Includes design, layout, and fabrication. Emphasis placed on symbols, blueprints, and written specifications. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 1457 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 1480 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Welding Technology/Welder

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through and individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)


Course Number: WLDG 2413 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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 (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). None. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 2435 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Layout and Fabrication

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in layout and fabrication. Includes production and fabrication of layout, tools, and processes. Emphasis on application of fabrication and layout skills. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 2451 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: WLDG 2452 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of flux cored arc welding of structural and fabricated steel products. Skill development in multi-pass fillet and v-groove welding. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: WLDG 2453 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 17, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Pipe Welding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shield metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



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