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WELD 105 Drawing and Weld Symbol Interpretation (3 credits)
An introduction to the interpretation of basic elements of blueprints, sketches, and interpretation of welding symbols.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 110 Basic Arc Welding Principles and Practices (2.5-5.5 credits)
Course provides students with the basic knowledge and understanding to complete fillet and groove welds in the 1G and 1F positions using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process on plain carbon steel. (15 contact hours per credit)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 115 Welding Inspection and Testing Principles (3 credits)
Course will allow students to examine cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts, examine tack, intermediate layers, and completed welds. Students will also study nondestructive testing examination (NDE) methods such as Magnetic Particle (MT), Liquid Penetrate (PT), Ultrasonic (UT), and Radiographic (RT) testing methods. (15 contact hours per credit)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 150 Metallurgy Fundamentals for Welding (3 credits)
Explore the basic scientific theory as well as the practical side of metallurgy as it pertains to the welding field.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 160 Welding Design/Layout and Pipefitting (5.5 credits)
A laboratory and lecture course in the design, layout, and construction of plate, pipe, and structural beams used in the fabrication and welding industries.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 198 Special Topics in Welding (1-6 credits)
Consideration of special topics and issues in welding. Selection will depend upon current interests and courses may include pipefitting techniques, blacksmithing, ornamental iron work, other welding projects, and Tech Prep related theory.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 210 Advanced Welding Principles and Practices (5.5 credits)
Course provides students with the advanced knowledge to produce high quality welds in all positions on plain carbon steel, using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Requires passing a 2G-3G limited thickness qualification test on plain carbon steel. (15 contact hours per credit)

Prerequisite: Must have completed WELD 110. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 211 Welding I (3 credits)
Introduction to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Also includes oxy-fuel cutting. Shop safety is emphasized.

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WELD 220 Gas Metal (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) (11 credits)
Course provides students with the knowledge to produce high quality welds in all positions on plain carbon steel, using the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) short circuit transfer mode and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) processes. Also requires use of the spray transfer mode for the 1F-2F and 1G positions on plain carbon steel. (15 contact hours per credit)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 221 Welding II (3 credits)
A continuation of WELD 211 with emphasis on developing welding skills for arc welding in overhead, horizontal, and vertical positions. Does not include pipe welding.

Prerequisite: Must have completed WELD 211.

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WELD 224 Welding Projects (1-6 credits)
Layout, fit up, and fabrication. Class provides an opportunity to use welding skills to produce any number of different projects. (15 contact hours per credit) [S/U]

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 231 Welding III, Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding (3 credits)
Provides training and hands-on welding experience in the welding process of Gas Metal (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW).

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WELD 240 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (1-8 credits)
Course provides students with the knowledge to produce high quality welds in all positions on plain carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. (15 contact hours per credit)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 241 Welding IV, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (3 credits)
Provides training and hands-on welding experience in the welding process of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). [Subject to NSHE approval]

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 250 Welding Certification Preparation (1-6 credits)
Through instruction and practice, this course prepares the student to pass one or more of the American Welding Society certification tests. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed WELD 210 and WELD 221. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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WELD 260 Pipe Welding (8 credits)
Course provides students with the knowledge of pipe welding principles using shielded metal arc welding processes. (15 contact hours per credit)

Prerequisite: Must have completed WELD 210. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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