WEL 120 Introduction to Welding ( 3 cr.) Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) (3 cr.) Teaches operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced) (3 cr.) Continues instruction on operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding (3 cr.) Introduces practical operations in the uses of inert-gas-shield (TIG or GTAW) arc welding. Discusses equipment, safety operations, welding practice in the various positions, process applications, and manual and semi-automatic welding. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 138 Pipe and Tube Welding (2 cr.) Develops entry level skills for the inert gas tungsten welding process (TIG) with emphasis upon thin and thick wall carbon and stainless piping and tubing. Prerequisite: WEL 136. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4  hours per week.

WEL 141 Welder Qualification Test I (3 cr.) Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 142 Welder Qualification Test II (3 cr.) Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. Part II of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 145 Welding Metallurgy (3 cr.) Studies steel classifications, heat treatment procedures, properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Discusses techniques and practices of testing welded joints and destructive/ nondestructive, visual magnetic and fluorescent testing. Lecture 3 hours per week.

WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding (3 cr.) Introduces semi- automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes, and gases. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 175 Semi-Automatic Processes (3 cr.) Introduces semi-automatic processes (FCAW) performed with carbon steel. Emphasizes practical applications in field techniques. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes and cover gasses. Lecture 1 hour, Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

WEL 195 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3 cr.) Introduces practical operations in use of tungsten arc welding and equipment, operations, safety practices in various positions, shielding gases, filler rods, process variations, and their applications. Prerequisites: WEL 120 and WEL 160. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.