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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

WLDG
Welding Technology


WLDG 094 PCE TOPIC

WLDG 103 WELDING FUNDAMENTALS FOR CONSTRUCTION TRADES

WLDG 104 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS

WLDG 106 WELDING FABRICATION METHODS

WLDG 110 WELDING THEORY I

WLDG 111 WELDING THEORY I PRACTICAL

WLDG 117 BLUEPRINT READING & WELDING SYMBOLS

WLDG 120 WELDING THEORY II

WLDG 121 WELDING THEORY II PRACTICAL

WLDG 122 WELDING THEORY III PRACTICAL

WLDG 130 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL WELDING

WLDG 141 WELDING SHEET METAL

WLDG 145 FABRICATION BASICS

WLDG 185 WELDING QUALIFICATION TEST PREPARATION

WLDG 194 PCE TOPIC

WLDG 205 APPLIED METALLURGY


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

WLDG 094 PCE TOPIC
--Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcripted on the student's continuing education transcript.

WLDG 103 WELDING FUNDAMENTALS FOR CONSTRUCTION TRADES
F 2 cr.
Prerequisites: CSTN 135, CSTN 145, CSTN 161, CSTN 171
Corequisites: CSTN 230, CSTN 260
--This course is specifically designed to teach students the basic welding methods that a carpenter might face (i.e. steel studs). Students will cover basic welding processes used in the trade applications.

WLDG 104 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
--This course presents basic mathematical topics as they are applied in a trades program. Topics covered include: use of measuring tools, measurement systems, dimensional arithmetic, percent, proportion, applied geometry, basic trigonometry. This course is intended for CAS and AAS-degree seeking students and does NOT provide sufficient Pre-Algebra material to serve as a prerequisite for students wanting to take AA or AS level mathematics.

WLDG 106 WELDING FABRICATION METHODS
S 3 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121, WLDG 205
Corequisites: WLDG 120, WLDG 122
--This course provides an introduction to basic fabrication of structural steel in accordance with industry standards.

WLDG 110 WELDING THEORY I
F 2 cr.
--This course covers welding safety, oxy-fuel and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), definitions covering joining common metals, joint and weld classifications, welding positions, power source selection, plus manual and semiautomatic cutting principles, and terminology.

WLDG 111 WELDING THEORY I PRACTICAL
F 3 cr.
Corequisite: WLDG 110
--Oxy-fuel practical work will involve fusion welding, brazing, and cutting. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) practical work will involve flat and horizontal welding skills using a variety of electrodes.

WLDG 117 BLUEPRINT READING & WELDING SYMBOLS

WLDG 120 WELDING THEORY II
S 1 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121
Corequisites: WLDG 122
--This course will concentrate on the processes which use inert and/or inert and active gas mixtures for shielding during welding. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or MIG, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or TIG, and plasma welding and cutting (PAW/PAC) operations will be thoroughly covered. Process selection and use for welding ferrous and nonferrous metals will be covered.

WLDG 121 WELDING THEORY II PRACTICAL
F 3 cr.
Corequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111
--Practical work involves the application of GMAW and GTAW as it is used in industry today. Use of the various modes of metal transfer, joint styles, welding positions, welding of carbon and stainless steels, and aluminum alloys on various joint styles and in various welding positions, and manipulation techniques will be emphasized.

WLDG 122 WELDING THEORY III PRACTICAL
S 3 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121
Corequisites: WLDG 120
--This course continues skill development from WLDG 121. Practical work involves the application of GMAW and GTAW as it is used in industry today. Use of the various modes of metal transfer, joint styles, welding positions, welding of carbon and stainless steels, and aluminum alloys on various joint styles and in various welding positions, ad manipulation techniques will be emphasized.

WLDG 130 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL WELDING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121, WLDG 205
Corequisites: WLDG 120, WLDG 122
--This course covers Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) of structural steel and stresses certification code welding on plate and structural steel in all positions. Course instruction and related information will include gas metal and flux core arc welding equipment and welding variables, shielding gases, troubleshooting equipment and weld defects, welder certification and welding codes.

WLDG 141 WELDING SHEET METAL
F 1 cr.
Corequisites: TB 121, TB 122, TB 123
--Covers the basic methods and techniques used when Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding sheet metal. This class focuses on the thinner gauge metals used on today's automobiles.

WLDG 145 FABRICATION BASICS
S 3 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121, WLDG 205
Corequisites: WLDG 120, WLDG 122
--The introduction to basic fabrication of structural steel in accordance with industry standards.

WLDG 185 FABRICATION BASICS
S 2 cr.
Prerequisites: WLDG 110, WLDG 111, WLDG 121, WLDG 205
Corequisites: WLDG 120, WLDG 122
--This is an advanced course in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) procedures to prepare for industrial certification. This includes welding single vee groove weld-but joints with backing strips in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead position following the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code specifications.

WLDG 194 PCE TOPIC
Credits varies (sufficient demand)
--Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcripted on the student's undergraduate transcript

WLDG 205 APPLIED METALLURGY
F 2 cr.
--This course covers basic metallurgical principles and their relationship to the following processes: welding, machining, forming, heat treating, and finishing of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Includes applied metallurgy lab testing exercises.

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