Course descriptions index


Welding and Materials Technology


WMT F101 Introduction to Welding

4 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. (2+4)


WMT F102 Intermediate Welding

3 Credits

Continuation of WMT F101. Prerequisites: WMT F101. (2+2)


WMT F103 Welding I

3 Credits

Entry-level course in basic oxyacetylene, arc welding and flame cutting. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Special fees apply. (3+0)


WMT F105 Welding II

3 Credits

Arc welding techniques and basic MIG and TIG welding. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: WMT F103 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


WMT F106 Heat Treating/Metal Finishing/Knife Making I

3 Credits

Heat treating, metal finishing. Build two knives, heat treat and finish. Special Conditions: Must have excellent hand-eye coordination. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Special fees apply. Recommended: WMT F117; WMT F241. (2+3)


WMT F116 Metal Forging

1 - 3 Credits

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 for a maximum of 6 credits. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Special fees apply. Recommended: WMT F103 or WMT F117. (1.5+5.5)


WMT F117 Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting

3 Credits

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. Special fees apply. (2+5)


WMT F130 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

1 - 3 Credits

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 F140 Metal Fabrication

1 - 3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Metal fabrication done by hand and with the aid of equipment is the focus of this class. Plan, layout, bend, form raw metal and fabricate metal projects. May be repeated four times for a maximum of six credits. Attendance at first two classes is mandatory. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: WMT F103 or WMT F160 or WMT F241. (1.5+5.5)


WMT F150 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

1 - 3 Credits

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. Special fees apply. (1.5+5.5)


WMT F160 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

1 - 3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. (1.5+5.5)


WMT F170 Military Training Welding I

3 Credits

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (2+4.5)


WMT F206 Heat Treating/Metal Finishing/Knife Making II

3 Credits

Second level of knife making and heat treating using more complex metals and additional equipment. Must have excellent hand-eye coordination. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Special fees apply. Recommended: WMT F106; WMT F117; WMT F241. (2+2)


WMT F210 Pipe Welding

3 Credits

Prepare and weld pipe in an uphill or downhill position. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (2+3.5)


WMT F241 Gas Tungsten Arc and Gas Metal Arc Welding

3 Credits

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. Special fees apply. (1.5+5.5)


WMT F270 Military Training Welding II

3 Credits

Conforms to special training standards parts 1 - 4 of CDC 55250A volume #6. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: WMT F170 or permission of instructor. (2+4.5)


WMT F280 Military Training Welding III

3 Credits

Intermediate TIG and MIG welding. Fabrication with aluminum and steel. Real world situations and conditions are simulated. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: WMT F170; WMT F270; or permission of instructor. (2+4.5)


WMT F290 Welding Proficiency Maintenance

3 Credits

Maintenance of a high degree of welding proficiency through practice of previously-learned processes. Review of safety procedures. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: WMT F170; WMT F270; WMT F280; or permission of instructor. (2+4.5)


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