Welding Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: TIM EVANS Evanst@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8141
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON Hamiltonj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 24 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
TR100 Technical Math 3

Use and manipulation of basic, advanced, geometric and conversion based mathematical problem solving as related to industrial mathematics.

TR121 General Industrial Safety/OSHA10 1

Safety procedures in manufacturing, emphasizing compliance with OSHA regulations.

WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading I 2

Introduction to blueprint reading used in various industries. Identification of basic lines, regular, section and specialty views, and abbreviations used in blueprints; sketching methods for producing basic blue prints, interpretation of basic 3D sketches using orthographic projection; application of applicable mathematical equations; use of measuring tools; interpretation of bill of materials; identification of structural shapes and specialty assembly/sub-assembly blueprints.

WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

A hands-on welding course focusing on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW). The safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; SMAW electrode classifications associated with base metals and joint criteria; proper electrode section and use based on metal types and thicknesses; weld beads with selected electrodes on various weld joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; and visual inspection of completed welds.

WE106 Cutting Processes 3

A hands-on course focusing on types of thermal and mechanical equipment used in the welding trade. Safe and correct set up, operation and shut down of the Oxy-fuel (OFC) workstation; Plasma Arc Cutting(PAC) workstation; Carbon Arc Cutting with Air (CAC-A) workstation; shears, ironworker type equipment and inspection of quality and tolerance of cuts according to industry standards.

WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3

A hands-on welding course focusing on the Gas Metal Arc Welding process (GMAW). Students will learn the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation; correlation of GMAW electrode classifications and thicknesses; GMAW welds on selected weld joints in the flat, horizontal vertical and overhead positions; and visual inspection of GMAW welds.

WE112 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3

A hands-on welding course focusing on the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW). The safe and correct set up of the GTAW workstation; GTAW electrode and filler metal classifications relative to base metals and joints criteria; proper electrode and filler metal selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; weld beads on selected weld joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; and visual inspection of GTAW welds.

WE127 Introduction to the Welding Industry 2

Fundamentals of various welding processes, industry related terminology, metals and consumables identification, application of welding processes, work ethics weld testing and welder qualifications needed in the welding industry.

WE128 Metallurgy for Welders 2

Ferrous and nonferrous metals from mining ore to finished products coming to the consumer. The study of metal alloys, heat treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal including hardness, tensile strength, machinability, and ductility.

WE130 Welding Blueprint Reading II 2

Continuation of Welding Blueprint Reading I with an emphasis on identification, reading, and application of welding symbols using both American Welding Society (AWS) and International Organization Standardization (ISO) methods.
Pre-Reqs: WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading I


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