2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Welding and Materials Technology

WMT 101      4 Credits
Introduction to Welding
Introduction and orientation to the processes and procedures involved in the welding field, including safe operational procedures for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) (Stick), mixed inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG) and oxy-acetylene welding; in addition to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and terminology related to the welding industry. (2 + 4) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 102      3 Credits
Intermediate Welding
Continuation of WMT 101. (Prerequisite: WMT 101.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 103      3 Credits
Welding I
Entry-level course in basic oxyacetylene, arc welding and flame cutting. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Materials fee: $275. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


WMT 105      3 Credits
Welding II
Arc welding techniques and basic MIG and TIG welding. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Materials fee: $275. (Prerequisite: WMT 103 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


WMT 106      3 Credits
Heat Treating/Metal Finishing/Knife Making I
Heat treating, metal finishing. Build two knives, heat treat and finish. (Must have excellent hand-eye coordination. Attendance at first class mandatory. Recommended: WMT F117 and WMT F241.) (2 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


WMT 116      1-3 Credits
Metal Forging
Metal forging brings back the old-school way of forming metal into useful hardware or tools. Students will use hand tools, forges and anvils to fabricate various items out of metal. May be taken up to four times with a maximum of 6 credits. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Course fee: $100 per credit. (Recommended: WMT 103 or 117.) (1.5 + 5.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 117      3 Credits
Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting
Safe oxyacetylene welding techniques and procedures of common metals. Welding of these metals in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Attendance at first two class meetings is mandatory. Materials fee: $200. (2 + 5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 130      1-3 Credits
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
All positions for multiple pass fillet welds. A maximum of 3 credits are awarded for successful completion of any of the four sections; 130A-Certif SMAW (1F); 130B-Certif SMAW (2F); 130C-Certif SMAW (3F); 130D-Certif SMAW (4F). Presented in competency-based manner. (1-3+0)


WMT 140      1-3 Credits
Metal Fabrication
Metal fabrication done by hand and with the aid of equipment. Plan, layout, bend, form raw metal and fabricate metal projects. Attendance at the first two classes is mandatory. May be repeated four times for a maximum of six credits. Course fee: $100 per credit. (Prerequisites: WMT 103, 160 or 241.) (1.5 + 5.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 150      1-3 Credits
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Use of tungsten and argon gas for aluminum and stainless steel gas welding (formerly called Heliarc or TIG). This is an entry-level gas tungsten arc welding class concentrating on aluminum. Materials will be welded in all four welding positions. (1.5 + 5.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 160      1-3 Credits
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Prepares student to work with wire-feed processes. Gas metal arc welding focuses on ferrous and nonferrous metals welded in all positions. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. (1.5+5.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 170      3 Credits
Military Training Welding I
Entry-level oxyacetylene welding, cutting, soldering and brazing. Conforms to special training standards labeled 3E3X1. Uses parts of CDC 55250A volume #5 as a guide. Materials fee $200. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (2 + 4.5) Offered Fall


WMT 206      3 Credits
Heat Treating/Metal Finishing/Knife Making II
Second level of knife making and heat treating using more complex metals and additional equipment. Materials fee: $300. (Must have excellent hand-eye coordination. Attendance at first class mandatory. Recommended: WMT 106, WMT 117 and WMT 241.) (2 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


WMT 210      3 Credits
Pipe Welding
Prepare and weld pipe in an uphill or downhill position. Materials fee: $275. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor.) (2 + 3.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


WMT 241      3 Credits
Gas Tungsten Arc and Gas Metal Arc Welding
Entry-level gas tungsten arc welding concentrating on aluminum. Materials will be welded in all positions. Gas metal arc welding focuses on ferrous and nonferrous metals welded in all positions. Attendance at first two class meetings is mandatory. Materials fee: $300. (1.5 + 5.5) Offered Fall


WMT 270      3 Credits
Military Training Welding II
Conforms to special training standards parts 1 - 4 of CDC 55250A volume #6. Materials fee $250. (Prerequisite: WMT 170 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 4.5) Offered Fall


WMT 280      3 Credits
Military Training Welding III
Intermediate TIG and MIG welding. Fabrication with aluminum and steel. Real world situations and conditions are simulated. Materials fee $250. (Prerequisite: WMT 170 and WMT 270, or permission of instructor.) (2 + 4.5) Offered Fall


WMT 290      3 Credits
Welding Proficiency Maintenance
Maintenance of a high degree of welding proficiency through practice of previously-learned processes. Review of safety procedures. Materials fee $275. (Prerequisite: WMT 170, WMT 270 and WMT 280 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 4.5) Offered Fall


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