Basic Welding Certificate I

Welding Technology
Program Code: C50420L2

Basic Welding Certificate I

The following courses give students a basic understanding of the principles and skills of modern-day welding. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic welding techniques in both SMAW and GMAW welding.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: WLD

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on a straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on the application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on a carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

Total Credit Hours Required:
14

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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