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Welding, Production

30-442-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

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

Production welders are in high demand. You’ll find employment opportunities in iron work, construction and manufacturing, and could find yourself working on large amphibious vehicles and fire trucks, or small metal products like lawn mowers and snow throwers. Your training will cover welding various metals and will give you plenty of time to practice your skills. You'll learn to read sketches, blueprints, job shop orders, bills for materials and welding symbols.

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.

Occupational Specific (13 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
GMAW Techniques 1
10-442-123
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
GMAW Techniques 2
10-442-124
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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)
FCAW Techniques
10-442-125
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
Robotic Arc Welding, Basic
10-442-127
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides a survey of multiple robot programs, safety and safety systems, learning maintenance, and program editing. Students will work with robot fixtures using the GMAW process.
Coreq: GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123)
Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
10-621-105
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)

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