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Welding Fundamentals

20-442-1 Certificate (C) 7 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Get the skills you need for a high-demand, entry-level career in welding. Your training will cover environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. You’ll learn how to read shop drawings, interpret detailed weld symbols and will receive hands-on training in welding on a variety of materials and positions.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
10-621-105
1
Provides instruction in welding and metal fabrication safety. Students will identify environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. Students will also perform common tasks essential to utilization of the welding and metal fabrication lab.
Weld Print Reading
10-621-108
1
Provides practice in reading shop drawings. Topics include orthographic projection, auxiliary views, revolved sections, surface and centerline relationships, isometric drawings, scale drawing and tolerances.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
Weld Symbols
10-621-114
1
Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
GMAW Techniques 1
10-621-123
2
Demonstrates welding on steel sheet metals and plates. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read basic weld symbols, and have an understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
Select a total of 2 credits from these options
GMAW Techniques 2
10-621-124
2
Teaches students to weld on stainless steel and aluminum sheet metal and plate. The student will be able to differentiate, select proper electrodes, shielding gases, and properly adjust parameters. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer depending on base metal. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) and GMAW Techniques 1 (10621123)
SMAW Techniques 1
10-621-121
2
Covers the process commonly known as stick welding. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
FCAW Techniques
10-621-125
2
A study and operation of primarily flux cored arc welding. The student will learn about the different types of electrodes, fluxes and shielding gases used in these processes. Students will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
GTAW Techniques
10-621-126
2
A study and operation of primarily gas tungsten arc welding on some mild steel, with the majority of work on stainless steel and aluminum. The student will learn about the different types of electrodes and shielding gases used in these processes. Students will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)

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