Welding (442)

442-103. Heavy Equip Welding Fund. (2 Credits)

Gain basic knowledge and learn the techniques of welding needed to repair and maintain heavy equipment.

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442-130. Automotive Welding. (3 Credits)

Students will learn and apply safe and correct welding and cutting processes commonly used in automotive applications.

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442-131. Automotive Welding Fundamental. (2 Credits)

Learn and apply safe and correct welding and cutting processes commonly used in automotive applications.

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442-150. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). (4 Credits)

This course teaches Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) principles and techniques. The course includes metal preparation processes, equipment set-up, and welding techniques related to different metal types and welding positions. This course helps prepare students for American Welding Society (AWS) entry-level certifications.

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442-150A. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) A. (2 Credits)

This course will introduce fundamental knowledge of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process and procedures. In the lecture portion of this class emphasis will be placed on GMAW safety, the proper setup and use of GMAW equipment, the principles of the GMAW process, and the inspection of completed welds. During the lab portion of this class the student will develop the skills and proper GMAW technique necessary to weld those joint designs common throughout the welding industry - Including welding varying thicknesses of Mild Steel, and completing the welds in multiple positions.

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442-150B. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) B. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process and procedures. In the lecture portion of this class emphasis will be placed on GMAW safety, the proper setup and use of GMAW equipment, the principles of the GMAW process, and the inspection of completed welds. During the lab portion of this class the student will develop the skills and proper GMAW technique necessary to weld those joint designs common throughout the welding industry - Including welding varying thicknesses of Mild Steel, and completing the welds in multiple positions.

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442-160. Auto Collision Welding. (2 Credits)

Students will learn and apply safe and correct welding skills typically used in auto collision applications.

Prerequisites: 405-121 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

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442-161. Adv Auto Collision Welding. (2 Credits)

This course will build on previous skills attained during the 442-160 Auto Collision Welding course. The majority of the class will be spent on MIG/spool-gun techniques, and aluminum welding to I-CAR standards while preparing for the I-CAR MIG welding certification test. In addition, students will gain further skills in the TIG welding process.

Prerequisites: 442-160 with a minimum grade of C-

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442-162. Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW). (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process and procedures. In the lecture portion of this class emphasis will be placed on SMAW safety, the proper setup and use of GMAW equipment, the principles of the SMAW process, and the inspection of completed welds. During the lab portion of this class the student will develop the skills and proper SMAW technique necessary to weld those joint designs common throughout the welding industry - including welding varying thicknesses of mild steel, and completing the welds in multiple positions.

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442-170. Flux Cored Arc Welding. (4 Credits)

This course teaches Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) principles and techniques. The course includes metal preparation processes, equipment set-up, welding techniques and welding positions. This course helps prepare students for American Welding Society (AWS) entry-level certifications.

Prerequisites: (442-150 with a minimum grade of C- or 457-350 with a minimum grade of C-)

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442-180. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. (4 Credits)

This course teaches Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) principles and techniques. The course includes metal preparation processes, equipment set-up, and welding techniques related to different metal types and welding positions. This course helps prepare students for American Welding Society (AWS) entry-level certifications.

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442-190. Robotic Arc Welding 1. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to robotic welding operation, setup and programming. The student will be required to produce a number of acceptable piece parts from standard blueprints. Students will learn to safely jog robots, create tool center points and programs, develop welding schedules, edit programs to minimize cycle times, and operate the cell in automatic mode. In order to successfully complete the course, students must possess MIG welding skills developed by completing the Gas Metal Arc Welding 442-150 course or through work/life experience. For more information on the proficiency assessment, contact the Welding Advisor at 262-691-5400.

Prerequisites: (442-150 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- or 457-350 with a minimum grade of C-)

Credit for prior learning available

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442-191. Robotic Arc Welding 2. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to continue the student's knowledge and experience beyond Robotic Welding 1 with instruction that progressively challenges the students in robotic welding operation, setup and programming. The student will be required to produce a number of acceptable piece parts from standard blueprints. This course will also continue to emphasize safety.

Prerequisites: 442-190 with a minimum grade of C-

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442-301A. Basic Shielded Met Arc I. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the shielded metal-arc process, flat and vertical down positions, welding on thin (16 gauge) and medium (1/4 inch plate) thickness steel, single and multipass using alternating and direct current welding machines, and covered electrodes (6013 and 7014). The learner gains an understanding of arc welding fundamentals, welding with safety, arc welding machines and electrode classifications and selections.

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442-301B. Basic Shielded Met Arc II. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the shielded metal-arc process, all positions, welding on thin (16 gauge) and medium (1/4 inch plate) thickness of steel, single and multipass using alternating and direct current welding machines, and covered electrodes (6010, 7018, 7014). The learner gains an understanding of arc welding fundamentals, welding with safety, arc welding machines and electrode classifications and selection.

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442-301D. Gas Metal Arc Welding I. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the gas metal arc process following safe procedures, all positions, welding on thin (1/16 inch sheet) and medium (3/8 inch plate) thickness steel, single and multiple pass using fine wire and short circuiting metal transfer.

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442-301E. Gas Metal Arc Welding II. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the gas metal arc process following safe procedures, all positions, welding on thin (3/16 inch plate) and thicker thickness of steel and aluminum, single and multiple pass using larger wire and spray circuiting metal transfer.

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442-301H. Gas Metal Arc Welding III. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough technical understanding of welding safety and gas metal arc welding of aluminum, including basic fundamentals, types of equipment, and metal transfers.

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442-302A. Gas Tungsten Arc Wld I. (1 Credit)

In order to develop entry level skills as a welder, the learner uses the gas tungsten arc process, all positions, welding on thin (16 and 11 gauge) mild steel, using direct and alternating current. Related information includes identifying weld and arc characteristics and following safe procedures.

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442-302B. Gas Tungsten Arc Wld II Stain. (1 Credit)

In order to develop entry level skills as a welder, the learner uses the gas tungsten arc process, all positions, welding on thin (16 gauge) stainless steel, cast iron and copper, using direct and alternating current. Related information includes identifying weld and arc characteristics and following safe procedures.

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442-302C. Gas Tungsten Arc Wld III Alum. (0.5 Credits)

In order to develop entry level skills as a welder, the learner uses the gas tungsten arc process, all positions, welding on thin (11 gauge) aluminum, using direct and alternating current. Related information includes identifying weld and arc characteristics and following safe procedures.

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442-302E. Structural Welding. (0.35 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the individual with the necessary skills and knowledge in welding to successfully meet the requirements of the American Welding Society's D1.1 Structural Welding Code in order to obtain Wisconsin's State Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations (DIHLR) welding certification.

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442-302F. Flux Cored Arc Welding I. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the flux cored welding process to produce quality fillet and groove welds on carbon steel using small diameter electrode wires, large diameter gas shielded electrode wires, and large diameter self- shielded electrode wires. Related information includes operating supportive equipment, recognizing weld quality, and using safe procedures.

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442-302G. Flux Cored Arc Welding II. (0.75 Credits)

In order to develop entry-level skills as a welder, the learner uses the flux cored welding process to produce quality fillet and groove welds on carbon steel using small diameter electrode wires, large diameter gas shielded electrode wires and large diameter self-shielded electrode wires. Related information includes operating supportive equipment, recognizing weld quality and using safe procedures.

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442-303. Related Welding I. (2 Credits)

Become skilled in various welding processes, including elementary oxyacetylene weld, brazing and cutting, and arc (stick) electrode in the flat and vertical down positions.

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442-303A. Welding for Electricians I. (1.25 Credits)

This course will introduce electricians to the basics of welding and theory on SMAW (Shielded Metal ARC Welding) stick welding, GMAW (Gas Metal ARC Welding), and FCAW (Flux Cored ARC Welding. OXY Fuel cutting will also be taught for material preparation.

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442-305. Related Welding II. (2 Credits)

Explore out-of-position welding in the oxyacetylene and shielded metal arc (stick) processes. Machine tool operators will become familiar with the basic GMA and GTA techniques necessary to repair dies and fixtures, while the industrial maintenance mechanic will develop more skills in the arc and gas processes.

Prerequisites: (442-303 with a minimum grade of C-)

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442-320C. Fund of Industrial Welding. (0.95 Credits)

In this introductory course to welding processes, students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices with welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of different welding processes and related metallurgy, properly and safely set up welding machinery.

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442-350. Welding and Cutting/Basic. (1 Credit)

Learn and apply basic welding and cutting skills.

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442-351. Thermal Cutting/Welding Basics. (1 Credit)

The student will apply safe handling of thermal cutting and welding equipment; learn plasma cutting, air carbon arc cutting and various welding processes. Also to visually inspect welds and cut edges.

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442-403. Oxy Acetylene Basics. (0.9 Credits)

The basic concepts of oxy-acetylene welding will be covered.

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442-405. Food Grade TIG Welding Lab. (3.6 Credits)

Learn hands-on lab experience in machine set-up, quality, types of steel, and preparation/cleaning for Tungsten Inert Gas Welding using sanitary methods for food grade equipment.

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442-420. Welding for Carpenters. (4.5 Credits)

The course is designed to upgrade a carpenter's welding competencies.

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442-424. Welding for Building Futures. (4 Credits)

Learn to successfully identify and utilize safe practices with welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe components of different welding processes, and properly and safely set up welding machinery.

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442-424A. Welding for Building Futures. (0.4 Credits)

In this introductory course to welding processes, students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices and procedures of welding equipment. Students will also be introduced to proper and safe welding techniques.

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442-432. GMAW Principles/Techniques. (10.8 Credits)

This course teaches Gas Metal Arc Welding "GMAW" principles and techniques. The course includes equipment set up, various metal transfer methods, & welding techniques as it pertains to thicker materials.

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442-432A. Advanced MIG Welding Refresher. (0.4 Credits)

This course will provide participants with a comprehensive review of MIG welding symbols, blueprint reading and learn how to prevent welding defects and discontinuity. Attendees will have an opportunity to refine their welding techniques and patterns, and gain tips for improved torch angles.

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442-434. FCAW Principles/Techniques. (10.8 Credits)

This course teaches Flux Cored Arc Welding "FCAW" principles and techniques. The course includes equipment set up, various metal transfer methods, & welding techniques as it pertains to thicker materials.

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442-442. Metallurgy/Welding Princ-Basic. (0.8 Credits)

This course will provide students the basic aspects of Tool and Die Steels and the procedures to weld them successfully.

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442-443. Food Grade TIG Welding. (1.3 Credits)

Learn machine set-up, welding theory, quality, types of steel, and preparation/cleaning for Tungsten Inert Gas Welding using sanitary methods for food grade equipment.

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442-445. Fundamentals of Welding. (4.5 Credits)

In this introductory course to welding processes, students will successfully identify and utilize safe practices with welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of different welding processes, properly and safely set up welding machinery.

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442-445A. Welding Certification Prep. (2.2 Credits)

This course will provide the training needed to prepare adn sit for the AWS certification exam. Participants will learn introduction to welding, welding techniques, and welding positions as well as prepare for and test for AWS Certification.

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442-460A. D1.1 Welding. (0.2 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare participants for the D1.1 Welding Examination by aligning with D1.1 codebook standards, regulations, and guidelines, and will focus on the structural nature and integrity of the Welds produced.

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442-489A. Intro to Pipe Welding. (5.9 Credits)

In this introductory course to Pipe Welding process students will successfully identify and utilize safe welding equipment and procedures, identify and describe the components of a welding system, properly set up a welder for welding, successfully complete pipe welding, and interpret simple blueprints and identify common weld symbols.

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442-504. OSHA for Welding Apprentices. (0.5 Credits)

Learn about industrial safety concepts and ensuring safe work practices. Topics include OSHA, Lock out/Tag out, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Communication, Electrical Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection and Permit-Required Confined Spaces.

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442-505. Welding for Apprentices. (1 Credit)

Become familiar with various welding applications used in industry.

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442-506. Shop Safety Welding Apprentice. (0.5 Credits)

Examine safe work practices for welders, fabricators, and related trades. Apprentices will explore industrial safety standards; personal protective equipment; machine guards and protective devices. Course relates 5S concepts to safe work practices and trade processes.

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442-507. Apprentice Wld Plumbing. (1 Credit)

Acquire basic welding skills, use several types of electrodes, and practice torch cutting steel, soldering water systems, and brazing.

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442-508. Welding Apprentice Blpt Rdg. (1.5 Credits)

This course introduces blueprint reading and trade math as they relate to the welding and fabrication trade. The apprentice will learn to apply common math formulas to welding and fabrication processes. The apprentice will also learn about concepts and techniques of inspection with emphasis on completed products per drawing specifications.

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442-509. Apprentice Welding Processes 1. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Inspection of welds and industry standards will be addressed. There will also be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-510. Fabrication for Apprentices 1. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to fabrication and layout processes and techniques. There will be instruction on producing precision fabrication of parts and assemblies according to industry standards and drawing specifications. There will be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-511. Weld Apprentice Blpt Reading. (1.5 Credits)

This course introduces blueprint reading and trade math as they relate to the welding and fabrication trade. The apprentice will learn to apply common math formulas to welding and fabrication processes. The apprentice will also learn about concepts and techniques of inspection with emphasis on completed products per drawing specifications.

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442-512. Electrical Apprentice Welding. (0.5 Credits)

Learn the correct and safe techniques of basic welding during this course, geared for the electrician apprentice.

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442-513. Fabrication for Apprentices 2. (1.5 Credits)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to advanced fabrication and layout processes and techniques. There will be instruction on topics of applied math, applied print reading, rolling, bending, forming, advanced layout, soldering, and brazing. There will be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-514. Fabrication for Apprentices 2. (1.5 Credits)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to advanced fabrication and layout processes and techniques. There will be instruction on topics of applied math, applied print reading, rolling, bending, forming, advanced layout, soldering, and brazing. There will be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-516. Welding Apprentice Metallurgy. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to the areas of basic ferrous metallurgy, distortion control, and the properties of metals. Apprentices will perform both destructive and non-destructive testing of metals. Although the emphasis of the course will be on basic ferrous metallurgy; the course will briefly cover the properties of cast irons, stainless steels, and aluminum.

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442-517. Apprentice Welding Processes 2. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Inspection of welds and industry standards will be addressed. There will also be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-522. Apprentice Welding Processes 1. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Inspection of welds and industry standards will be addressed. There will also be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-523. Apprentice Welding Processes 2. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Inspection of welds and industry standards will be addressed. There will also be an emphasis on safe work procedures.

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442-524. Welding Apprentice Metallurgy. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to the areas of basic ferrous metallurgy, distortion control, and the properties of metals. Apprentices will perform both destructive and non-destructive testing of metals. Although the emphasis of the course will be on basic ferrous metallurgy; the course will briefly cover the properties of cast irons, stainless steels, and aluminum.

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442-526. Automated Cutting Apprentices. (2 Credits)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to CNC programming and automated cutting processes. Apprentices will be given the opportunity to setup, program, operate and perform maintenance on CNC controlled machines used to process different materials. Cutting processes covered during the duration of this course will be, Laser, Plasma, and Oxy/Acetylene cutting. Apprentices will be required to operate multiple pieces of equipment throughout the course of the semester.

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442-527. Robotic Welding for Apprentice. (1 Credit)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to robotic welding operation, setup and programming. The apprentice will be required to produce a number of acceptable piece parts from standard blueprints. Apprentices will learn to safely jog robots, create tool center points and programs, develop welding schedules, edit programs to minimize cycle times, and operate the cell in automatic mode.

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442-528. Troubleshooting for Fabricator. (1 Credit)

This course covers troubleshooting of layout, cutting, welding, fabrication equipment and processes. The course introduces the apprentice to basic troubleshooting procedures and applies those steps to specific equipment and manufacturing work processes.

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442-529. Automated Cutting Apprentices. (2 Credits)

This course introduces the Welding/Fabrication apprentice to CNC programming and automated cutting processes. Apprentices will be given the opportunity to setup, program, operate and perform maintenance on CNC controlled machines used to process different materials. Cutting processes covered during the duration of this course will be, Laser, Plasma, and Oxy/Acetylene cutting. Apprentices will be required to operate multiple pieces of equipment throughout the course of the semester.

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