Printed on 4/17/2021

Welding Fundamentals

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

*If general education courses are required, they 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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • GMAW Techniques 1
    10-442-123
    2Credit
    72
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10442123
    • Credits: 2.00

    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) or not active in program
  • Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
    10-621-105
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10621105
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10621108
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10621114
    • Credits: 1.00

    Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.

    Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not pursuing a degree
    Select a total of 2 credits from these options
  • GMAW Techniques 2
    10-442-124
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10442124
    • Credits: 2.00
    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 (10442123 or 10621123)
  • SMAW Techniques 1
    10-442-121
    2Credit
    72
    36
    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10442121
    • Credits: 2.00
    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 or not active in a program
  • FCAW Techniques
    10-442-125
    2Credit
    72
    36
    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10442125
    • Credits: 2.00
    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: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not active in program
  • GTAW Techniques
    10-442-126
    2Credit
    72
    36
    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10442126
    • Credits: 2.00
    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 or not active in a program
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