Welding Technology Courses

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WT 048|Welding Certification

0 Credits

This course is primarily for WABO certification. This is a non-instructional course that deals with welder certification. Fees depend on what type of certification test is needed.

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WT 050|Welding Booth Time

0 Credits

Designed primarily for tradesmen who need a place to brush-up on their skills. This course allows the tradesmen to practice at their own pace. This is a non-instructional course. Fees to rent the weld booth depend on how many hours are needed to practice.

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WT 100|Basic Welding

3 Credits

This course provides a beginning level of theory and welding processes and applications being used today. This course includes safety, set-up and tear-down, present concepts, applications and methods, and operation of oxy-acetylene, electric arc, and MIG welding.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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WT 101|Oxy-Acetylene Process

1 Credit

A theoretical approach to give students an understanding in the areas of oxy-acetylene cutting, welding, and brazing of various metals. This class is for beginning, entry-level students. Subject matter focuses on background of the process and safety of this process and equipment, and its uses.

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WT 103|Fundamentals Major Processes & their Consumables

1–5 Credits

This is the systems' approach to welded design, the design of welded joints and allowable for welds. Arc welding consumables are covered and students become familiar with various welding processes.

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WT 107|Fabrication Principles Review

4 Credits

Introduces welding students to many mathematical procedures they will face in the fabrication shop. Topics include the manipulation of fractions and decimals along with an instructor handout intended to familiarize students with the reading of tape measures and rulers. Students work problems involving calculating various dimensions from complex shapes, both fractional and decimal. In conjunction with these exercises, students are exposed to various geometry principles that are extremely beneficial in the fabrication shop for calculating sheet meal parameters, areas, volumes, and the weight of the finished product. The geometry portion also teaches how to calculate angles necessary to be cut and fitted in place in order to complete the finished product.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MATH 084 with a grade of 2.0 or better, or MATH 084 with a grade of P if taken before spring 2016, or MATH 050 with a grade of 2.0 or better, or satisfactory placement test score.

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WT 108|Fabrication Technique I

1 Credit

This course is designed to aid students in understanding the variables that greatly affect welding fabrication.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 107 and 112 or instructor permission.

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WT 111|Oxy-Acetylene Process Lab

1–3 Credits

Formerly WT 1011

Gives students hands-on experience in a laboratory situation with the use of oxygen-acetylene equipment. Safety equipment set up/shut down, and manual and automatic cutting are covered, as well as identification of metals.

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WT 112|Introduction to Shield Metal Arc Welding

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 1021

An introduction to mild steel arc welding consisting of manipulative skills using the shield metal arc process with E6010 type mild steel electrode.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 050 or 096 or satisfactory placement test score, appropriate reading skills, or instructor permission.

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WT 113|Advanced Shield Metal Arc Welding

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 1031

This course develops welding skills to meet AWS and ASME standards using the shielded metal arc process.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 112 or instructor permission.

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WT 131|Metallic Arc Refresher

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 1301

Designed primarily for tradesmen who need upgrading in shielded metallic arc welding. Includes instruction and practice for upgrading skills, test qualifications, and special application.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: trade experience; a test may be given to verify experience.

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WT 140|Shield Metal Arc Certification Preparation

1–5 Credits

This course develops students' shielded metal arc welding skills in preparation for meeting American Welding Society (AWS), Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certification standards.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 113 and concurrent enrollment in WT 141 or instructor permission.

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WT 141|Shield Metal Arc Welding Certification

1–5 Credits

Formerly WT 1041

This course provides advanced development of arc welding skills to meet American Welding Society (AWS), Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certification standards.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 113 and concurrent enrollment in WT 140 or instructor permission.

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WT 144|Welding Upgrade

1–1 Credits

This course provides an opportunity for journeyman welders to upgrade their skills for current employment opportunities. Credits depend on how many hours.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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WT 151|Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) Certificate

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 1051

An introduction to gas metal arc welding consisting of manipulative skills using the gas metal arc process.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 113 or instructor permission.

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WT 154|WABO Testing

1–2 Credits

This course provides required testing to meet the standards for structural steel welding. When students pass the test, the Welding department submits required test results to the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) and they issue certification to the student. Credits depend on what type of test.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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WT 181|Fabrication Techniques I Lab

3 Credits

Formerly WT 1081

This course is designed to aid students in understanding the variables that greatly affect welding fabrication. Students get hands-on and field work experience utilizing a welding truck for structural fabrication, including hoisting and rigging.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 112 or instructor permission.

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WT 195|Supervised Employment

1–3 Credits

This is a supervised work experience involving the application and practice of skills and principles learned in the classroom and lab. The student will be placed with an employer where the environment will build on the student's area of career interest and prepare them to be productive employees.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 181 or instructor permission.

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WT 201|Weldability of Metals

1–5 Credits

This course introduces the concepts that explain the metallurgical behavior and determine the weldability of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 141, 108, and 181.

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WT 202|Welding Inspection

1–5 Credits

This course is designed to acquaint students with fundamental information and to help in the preparation for the AWS Welding Inspector Certification examination.

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WT 208|Fabrication Technique II

1 Credit

This course is designed to aid students in understanding the variables that greatly affect welding fabrication.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MATH 100 and WT 222 or instructor permission.

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WT 211|Introduction to Pipe Welding

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 2011

An introduction to pipe welding using mild steel pipe and the shield metal arc process with E6010/E7081 covered electrode. Develop the necessary welding skills and techniques to prepare for certification in accordance with ASME code.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 141, 151, or instructor permission.

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WT 222|Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 2021

This course is designed for the welding of plate and pipe using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Instruction stresses developing proper manipulative techniques and skills necessary to certify using the GTAW process.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 211 or instructor permission.

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WT 231|Pipe Welding Certification

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 2031

This course emphasizes qualification tests for piping and tubing.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 222 or instructor permission.

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WT 233|Pipe Welding Refresher

1–10 Credits

Formerly WT 2301

This course is designed for tradesmen who need upgrading on pipe welding procedures and skills for employment in the piping field. Includes instruction and practice for upgrading welding test qualifications and special applications.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: trade experience; a test may be given to verify experience.

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WT 281|Fabrication Technique II Lab

3 Credits

Formerly WT 2081

This course is designed to aid students in understanding the variables that greatly affect the welding of pipe fabrication. Students get hands-on and field work experience utilizing a welding truck for pipe fabrication including hoisting and rigging.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: WT 222 or instructor permission.

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