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College of Lake County Courses
WLD 170 General Welding 2 units Provides a general and basic knowledge of safety, operation, and the fundamentals of gas, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten and gas metal arc welding. Develops primary and essential skills in their safe and proper operation. Equipment set up, applications, tools, materials will be covered. Development of welding skills are secondary to the primary understanding of safety, and knowledge of welding processes application and associated equipment.
WLD 171 Gas Welding, Cutting, and Brazing 3 units Welding theory, safety, care of equipment, skill development and application with the fuel-gas process. Covers fusion welding, brazing, and cutting processes with steel. Opportunity to practice and work with pipe, cast iron, aluminum, and soldering.
WLD 172 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 units Covers the fundamental theory and practice of "stick" electrode welding in the flat and horizontal positions. Safety, equipment set-up and adjustment, materials preparation, and electrode selection are emphasized. Opportunity to work with a variety of material thicknesses, joint designs, and all common electrode types; as well as access to a large variety of machine types. Welding of steel and its alloys is emphasized, but opportunity is provided for study and practice of welding other metals.
WLD 174 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 units Advanced study in "stick" electrode welding theory and practices. Features opportunity to develop out-of-position welding abilities on plate and pipe, study methods of weld testing, certification procedures, and welding of stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum with the SMAW process.
WLD 175 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 units This course involves the theory and skill development of GMAW (mig or "wire-feed" process) and FCAW (flux core) arc welding. Students will have the opportunity to study the various aspects and application of this process with steel, aluminum and stainless steel under a variety of conditions. Machine set-up, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair are incorporated throughout the course.
WLD 178 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3 units This course involves the theory and skill development of GTAW (Tig or "Heliarc" process) arc welding. Students will have the opportunity to study the various aspects of this process with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals under a variety of conditions. Machine set-up, operations, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair are incorporated throughout the course.
WLD 176 Welding Certification 1 min / 3 max units Designed to allow the student to prepare for and complete certification or qualification testing utilizing chosen process(es). Standard welding codes (ASME, AWS, API) will be used, or those codes specified by a current or potential employer. NOTE: Student shall be responsible for the costs of any testing or lab reports performed by outside agents. Individuals or groups with special needs or requirements may enroll with the consent of the department chair.