Course Descriptions

Welding, AAS

 AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10 1 Cr Hrs

 The 10- Hour General Industry Outreach training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site.  The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site.  OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health.  Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.  Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours. 

AVC 112 Blueprint Reading 2 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction to reading and interpreting blueprints. Topics include blueprint views, lines, dimensions and tolerances and blueprint symbols. Working in an interactive online environment students’ learn a systematic approach to reading blueprints.

CWG 103 Print Reading II / Welding 1 Cr Hr

Blue Print II gives instruction in the universal language of drawing interpretation from which information is conveyed for the manufacture of parts and assemblies.  Students will fabricate a total of 4-5 projects from shop drawings.  Welding symbols and abbreviations for well- meant fabrications: fillet welds, groove welds, back or backing and melt thru welds, plug and slot welds, surfacing welds, edge welds, spot welds, projection welds, seam welds, stud welds.  Prerequisite:  C or better in Blue Print I and have be concurrently enrolled in at least one core welding class. 

CWG 110 Welding Applications 4 Cr Hrs

The student will spend a total 26 hrs. in each – SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, & Oxy Fuel welding. Students will learn basic elements of each in the course. 

CWG 141 Oxy-Acetylene Welding & Cutting 2 Cr Hrs

Includes lecture and laboratory and teaches students to set up and operate oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment with emphasis on safety.

CWG 115 SMAW 3 Cr Hrs

Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: describe the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds. Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110

CWG 116 SMAW II 4 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to give students learning opportunities in the form of assessments and activities in the classroom, lab and/or shop students in this course will: describe the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the (SMAW) workstation; associate (SMAW) electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic (SMAW) welds on selected metal thicknesses; and perform visual inspection of said welds. Student will also start out of position welds in the vertical (3) and overhead (4) positions. Including but not limited to fillet and groove welds. Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110, CWG115 with a grade of “C” or better

CWG 120 GMAW 3 Cr Hrs

Through classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain gas metal arc welding process (GMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation.; correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and conduct visual inspection of GMAW welds. Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110

CWG 121 GMAW II 4 Cr Hrs

Through classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain gas metal arc welding process (GMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW work station. Correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses.  Build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic GMAW welds Student will perform welds in the vertical (3) and overhead (4) positions, this will include but not limit to fillet weld and groove welds. Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110, CWG120 with a grade of “C” or better

CWG 145 Fabrication & Design 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply fabrication and design principles in various WATC campus related and student projects.  Prerequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in one or more core classes or successfully passed core classes 

CWG 125 GTAW 3 Cr Hrs

Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GTAW workstation; relate GTAW electrode and filler metal classifications with base metals and joint criteria; build proper electrode and filler metal selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes and filler material in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes and filler material in the horizontal position; perform basic GTAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of GTAW welds Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110

CWG 126 GTAW II 4 Cr HRs

Through classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain the gas metal arc welding process (GTAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the (GTAW) work station; correlate (GTAW) electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses. Students will build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build t-joint and lap weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic (GTAW) welds.  Students will perform welds in the vertical (3) and overhead (4) positions; this will include but not be limited to fillet weld and groove welds.  Students will also be introduced to aluminum and stainless steel. Prerequisite: AVC110, AVC112, CWG110, CWG125 with a grade of “C” or better

CWG 149 Materials & Testing 2 Cr Hrs

Provides knowledge and skills in the areas of metallurgy and weld testing. Teaches the different uses and testing procedures for steel, stainless steel, aluminum and various alloys. Emphasizes welds approved for testing by the American Welding Society.

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

CWG 242 SMAW D1.1 Qualification 4 Cr Hrs

Assists students in preparing to take the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) qualification test. Students follow all safety procedures related to the various tools and equipment involved in this course. They understand the qualification and code system for structural qualification; identify, measure, cut and prepare the material required for this qualification; and learn the skills for structural welding. Students have time in class to practice these skills in preparation for the structural certification test(s). Completion of this course does not ensure qualification. Prerequisite: CWG 142 Shielded Metal Arc Welding or administrator approval. 

CWG 243 GMAW D1.1 Qualification 4 Cr Hrs

Assists students in preparing to take the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) qualification test. Students follow all safety procedures related to the various tools and equipment involved in this course; understand the qualification and code system for structural qualification; identify, measure, cut and prepare materials required for this qualification; and learn the skills for structural welding. Students have time in class to practice these skills in preparation for the structural qualification test(s). Completion of this course does not ensure qualification. Prerequisite: CWG 143 Gas Metal Arc Welding or administrator approval. 

CWG 250 API 1104 Qualification 4 Cr Hrs

Assists students in preparing to take the pipe certification test. Students follow all safety procedures related to the various tools and equipment involved in this class. They understand the certification and code system for pipe certification. They also identify, measure, cut and prepare the pipe required for this certification. They learn the skills for structural welding cross-country gas and oil lines and have time to practice these skills in preparation for the pipe certification test. 

MCD 116 Introduction to CAD 5 Cr Hrs

This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) and examines the hardware that makes up a CAD workstation. It also covers the operating system (Microsoft Windows) that enables the equipment to function as a unit. The course shows how to use AutoCAD to set up drawings and construct lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions, and text. Students will use display and editing techniques as well to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course also introduces recommended drafting standards for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD. This course also examines dimensioning, blocks and attributes, section views, isometric drawings, multiview layouts, annotative objects, external references, and sheet sets. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD to dimension drawings, create section lines and graphic patterns, design symbols and attributes for multiple use, and create sheet sets. Student drawings will be plotted or printed. This course also covers recommended drafting standards and practices for students to use for properly preparing drawings with AutoCAD.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.

Comments on this entry are closed.