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  • WELD: Welding

    Pipe Welding

    • WELD 102 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Designed for the student seeking employment in the welding industry where pipe welding is a major component. The student will be introduced to pipe layout and fitting techniques. The student will then apply their welding skills to produce welds in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions to industry standards.. Prerequisites: WELD 150, WELD 160, WELD 120, WELD 103, or instructor approval.

    Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

    • WELD 103 (P/T)
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    Instruction given in the selection and use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment and in the basic techniques of safely welding ferrous metal in the five American Welding Society defined joint configurations and in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Included is the selection and use of mild steel electrodes. Prerequisites: WELD 150, or instructor approval

    Gas Metal Arc Welding

    • WELD 104 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    Instruction given in the selection and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment and in the basic techniques of safely welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the five American Welding Society defined joint configurations and in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Prerequisites: WELD 160, or instructor approval

    Advanced Pipe Welding

    • WELD 105 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Designed for the student to improve and expand the skills learned in WELD 102. The focus will be on welded joints requiring multiple welding processes to complete. Prerequisites: WELD160, WELD 102, or instructor approval

    Flux Cored Arc Welding

    • WELD 106 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Instruction given in the selection and use of Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment and in the basic techniques of safely welding ferrous and metal in the five American Welding Society defined joint configurations and in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Proper electrode selection will be covered. Prerequisites: WELD 160, or instructor approval

    Welding Symbols and Print Reading

    • WELD 120 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Designed to give the student an introduction to the basic concepts of industrial drawing systems used in the fabrication and erection of welded components. Emphasis is placed upon the application and understanding of welding symbols.

    Performance Welding-Oaw

    • WELD 130 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance Welding-OAW is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD 150. Prerequisites: WELD 150, or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Smaw

    • WELD 131 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance Welding-SMAW is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD 150 or WELD 103. Prerequisites: WELD 150, or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Gmaw

    • WELD 132 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance Welding-GMAW is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD 160 or WELD 104. Prerequisites: WELD 160, or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Fcaw

    • WELD 133 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Performance Welding-FCAW is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD 160, or WELD 105. Prerequisites: WELD 160, or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Gtaw

    • WELD 134 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance Welding-GTAW is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD160. Prerequisites: WELD 160 or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Code Practical

    • WELD 135 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance welding-Code Practical Plate is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher level of manipulative skill in preparation for a practical weld qualification test. Prerequisites: WELD 103, or instructor approval

    Performance Welding-Code Practical

    • WELD 136 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Performance Welding-Code Practical Pipe is designed for the student who needs to develop a higher livel of manipulative skill proficiency then obtained in WELD 102. Prerequisites: WELD 102 or instructor approval

    Basic Welding I

    • WELD 150 (P/T)
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Entry level class that covers safety and a basic knowledge of the setup and operation of the followings processes. Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW), Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OAC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW.

    Basic Welding II

    • WELD 160 (P/T)
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    Designed to give the student a basic knowledge and ability to safely set up and operate the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes.

    Advanced Welding Processes

    • WELD 170 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Covers the knowledge and skills necessary for set-up, adjustment, and operation of the welding processes for tungsten inert gas weld, and AMI Model 207 microprocessor for fusion welding of tube and pipe.

    Welding Codes, Procedure and Inspect

    • WELD 190 (P/T)
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Design to give the student a working knowledge of code sections and how they apply to the welding industry. Inspection requirements will be covered and applied to the student's practical weld test. Prerequisites: WELD 150, WELD 160, WELD 103, WELD 105 or instructor approval

    Welding Fabrications Practices

    • WELD 296 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    Instruction in fabrication techniques including blueprint reading, layout tools, material lists, time management, job cost calculations, measuring, fitting, cutting, and welding. Beginning projects will be assigned. Prerequisites: WELD 150, WELD 160, or instructor approval

    Welding Fabrication Practices II

    • WELD 297 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Students will be assigned intermediate fabrication projects based on skills acquired in WELD296 Welding Fabrication Practices. Prerequsites: WELD 296, or instructor approval

    Welding Fabrication Practices III

    • WELD 298 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Students will be assigned advanced fabrication projects based on skills acquired in WELD 296 Welding Fabrication Practices, and WELD 297 Welding Fabrication Practices II. Prerequisites: WELD 297, or instructor approval

    WR: Writing

    Essential Basics Of College Writing

    • WR 080
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    This course teaches sentence syntax and basic writing skills needed for the pursuit of a college education. The parts of speech, subject/verb agreement, and basic sentence patterns will be reviewed. Students will learn the four sentence types as well as rules for punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Also, students will learn and use the writing process. Prerequisites: Appropriate college placement score

    Basic Writing English Language Le

    • WR 089
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    This course teaches sentence syntax and basic writing skills needed for the pursuit of a college education. The parts of speech, subject/verb agreement, and basic sentence patterns will be reviewed. Students will learn the four sentence types as well as rules for punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Also, students will learn and use the writing process. Prerequisites: Appropriate college placement score and minimum CASAS reading and FWA writing scores

    Fundamentals Of Composition

    • WR 090
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Develops basic writing skills such as sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation used in paragraph structure. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Suitable placement score.

    English Composition

    • WR 095
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Emphasizes basic grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development necessary for effective college-level writing. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 90 with a "C-" or better, or suitable placement score.

    Workplace Communications I

    • WR 101 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Assists students to develop effective communication skills in the work place by preparing and presenting documents such as resumes, letters, memos, short reports, instructions, and proposals. Designed for students in professional technical programs. Not designed to transfer. Prerequisites: Pass WR 095 with a "C-" or better, or suitable placement score.

    Intro To College Writing

    • WR 115
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Develops the students' critical thinking skills and emphasizes basic competence in grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure, with particular attention to unified writing, and coherent essays. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 95 with a C- or better, or suitable placement score.

    English Composition

    • WR 121
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Teaches students to write focused, logically organized, and well-transitioned academic essays on a variety of topics, including literature. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing with close attention to development strategies, identification of purpose, and revision. Reviews grammar, punctuation, and style. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 115 with a C- or better, or suitable placement score.

    English Composition

    • WR 122
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Continues the goals of WR 121 and examines the logical means of developing ideas in argumentative essays. Emphasizes the identification, analysis, and evaluation of argumentative elements, audience, and style. Selecting, evaluating, and documenting sources will also be stressed. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 121 with a "C-" or better.

    English Composition

    • WR 123
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Assists students in using successful steps for the research process, including formulating research proposals, using effective search strategies, analyzing and evaluating sources, and demonstrating mastery of documentation. Emphasis is on writing a lengthy research paper which will support an argumentative thesis using appropriate rhetorical strategies, applicable evidence, and effective language. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 122 with a "C-" or better.

    Technical Report Writing

    • WR 227
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Applies principles of composition in writing technical and business reports. Covers information gathering, organization techniques, and graphic presentation. Includes oral and written presentation techniques, and emphasizes the use of technology. Prerequisites: Pass WR 122 with a "C-" or better.

    Intro To Imaginative Writing

    • WR 241
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Explores reading and writing some of the major varieties of imaginative, or "creative", writing. Focus: reading and writing short fiction. Prerequisites: Pass WR 115 with a "C-" or better, or suitable placement score.

    Intro To Imaginative Writing

    • WR 242
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Explores the reading and writing of three of the major varieties of imaginative, or "creative", writing. Focus: reading and writing creative nonfiction. Prerequisites: Pass WR 115 with a "C-" or better, or suitable placement score.

    Intro To Imaginative Writing

    • WR 243
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Explores the reading and writing of three of the major varieties of imaginative, or "creative", writing. Focus: reading and writing poetry. Prerequisites: Pass WR 115 with a "C-" or better, or suitable placement score.

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