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Welding - Diploma and AAS

SCC’s Welding Program is designed to give students a solid foundation in the principles, practices and usages of both gas and electric welding in the industrial setting. Additionally, ample practice is given in the welding skills, brazing and flame cutting. Students receive instruction on the latest types of equipment including oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc and thermoplastic welding. Instruction emphasizes production fabrication techniques, maintenance and repair procedures, blueprint reading, properties of metals, inspection methods, among other aspects of the welding trade.

Many welding courses are offered at times other than the traditional term dates, including nights.
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Instructors and Staff
Bill White, Assistant Professor (Day), ext. 5132
Email: bwhite@scciowa.edu
AWS Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI)
Mike Kaczinski, Assistant Professor (Evening), ext. 5130
Email: mkaczinski@scciowa.edu
AWS Certified Welding Educator
AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
 

 

Welding - Diploma and AAS

Many welding courses are available to enroll in at times other than the traditional term dates. Please refer to the "Enrollment Options" section.

Diploma awarded after successful completion of first two semesters.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS     3
  WEL-130 OXYACETYLENE WELDING     2
  WEL-160 ARC WELDING I (SMAW)     5
  WEL-186 GMAW     4
  WEL-192 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING     4
 
 Spring Semester   
  ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING     3
  WEL-111 WELDING BLUEPRINT READING     3
  WEL-164 ARC WELDING II (SMAW)     4
  WEL-172 ADVANCED SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING II     4
  WEL-197 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING - TUBE     3
 
 Summer Semester   
  SOC-115 SOCIAL PROBLEMS     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  DRF-113 FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING     3
  SDV-125 WORKPLACE READINESS     1
  SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE     3
  WEL-182 FCAW     2
  WEL-198 ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING - ALUMINUM     2
  WEL-292 PIPE WELDING/SMAW - UPHILL     4
 
 Spring Semester   
  MGT-130 PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION     3
  PSY-102 HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS     3
  WEL-235 LAYOUT & FABRICATION     4
  WEL-720 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC ARC WELDING     2

Welding - Diploma and AAS

 

DRF-113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Fundamentals of drawing techniques conveyed using free hand sketching. Emphasis is placed on the ability to visualize in three dimensions, neatness, accuracy, legibility, speed and use of computer graphics in the solution of graphic problems.

 

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or Pre-Algebra COMPASS score of 50-99 or ACT Math score of 18-19 or math faculty approval.

 

MGT-130 - PRINCIPLES OF SUPERVISION

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an overview of the principles involved in supervision, including planning, organizing, motivating, staffing and appraising. Also covered are interpersonal skills including communication, decision making, conflict and team work.

 

PSY-102 - HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This is a course that includes the understanding of the applications of psychological principles, theory, and research related to the work setting.

 

SDV-125 - WORKPLACE READINESS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course is designed to assist students in obtaining and maintaining employment. Topics include making career decisions, using labor market information, developing a portfolio and demonstrating positive attitudes and behaviors in the workplace.

 

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

 

SOC-115 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

 

WEL-111 - WELDING BLUEPRINT READING

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A course concerned with basic fundamentals of interpreting drafting as applied in the welding trade. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to interpret blueprints from which the welder must work. A thorough coverage of welding symbols is integrated within the course.

 

WEL-130 - OXYACETYLENE WELDING

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: To provide a thorough technical understanding of metallurgy, oxyacetylene welding, flame cutting and brazing fundamentals and to develop skills necessary to produce high quality fillet and square groove welds in 3/16" plate and schedule 50 carbon steel pipe. Students develop understanding of weld hazards and safety procedures throughout the course.

 

WEL-160 - ARC WELDING I (SMAW)

Lecture: 2Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Provides a thorough technical understanding of shielded metal arc welding fundamentals, weld hazards and weld safety, power sources and electrode selection. Provides ample time and direction to develop skills necessary to make high quality welds on 16 gauge to ¼" mild steel in all positions.

 

WEL-164 - ARC WELDING II (SMAW)

Lecture: 1Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: An advanced course designed to develop skills, integrity, and confidence necessary to pass skill tests on pre-qualified joints on plate and structural steel as required of code welding by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Welding Society. Prerequisite: WEL-160 or equivalent.

 

WEL-172 - ADVANCED SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING II

Lecture: 1Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Provides understanding and skill development necessary to produce high quality welds on 3/8" to 1" mild steel in all positions. Includes information relating to air-arc cutting and gouging, procedures and welder qualifications, testing of welds and metals identification. Prerequisite: WEL-160 or equivalent.

 

WEL-182 - FCAW

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: Provides thorough technical understanding of the flux cored arc welding process including adjustment and operation of power source, types of arc shielding, and safe operating procedure. Quality welds are produced on 3/8" to 1" carbon steel in all positions. Prerequisite: WEL-186.

 

WEL-186 - GMAW

Lecture: 2Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Provides a technical understanding of the gas metal arc welding process, power sources and adjustment, metal transfer, shielding gases and weld safety. Develops skills necessary to produce high quality welds of 1/16"at 3/8" mild steel in all positions. Students will develop skills necessary to produce and bend-test single vee groove welds on 3/8" carbon steel in all positions according to American Welding Society code requirements.

 

WEL-192 - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

Lecture: 2Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Provides a thorough technical understanding of the TIG (Heliarc) process including metal characteristics, electrode, filler metals, and shielding gases with emphasis on weld safety and procedures. Prerequisite: completion of WEL-130 or equivalent.

 

WEL-197 - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING - TUBE

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Develops skills necessary for making high quality all position welds on schedule 10 to schedule 40 carbon steel pipe; preparation and testing of pipe is included. Prerequisite: WEL-192.

 

WEL-198 - ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING - ALUMINUM

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: An advanced gas metal arc welding course designed for the student who wishes to develop skills necessary to weld 0.050" to 0.250" aluminum in all positions. Prerequisite: WEL-186 or equivalent.

 

WEL-235 - LAYOUT & FABRICATION

Lecture: 0Lab: 8OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Teaches layout & fitting skills applicable to an industrial welding shop, including reading prints, estimating & ordering materials, performing layout & cutting work, and welding procedures applicable to fabricating a finished product. Emphasizes problem solving & cooperation within an industrial-like environment. Safety, accuracy and a commitment to excellence is emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of first 3 semesters of welding program curriculum or approval of instructor.

 

WEL-292 - PIPE WELDING/SMAW - UPHILL

Lecture: 1Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: Provides thorough technical understanding of uphill pipe welding procedures and application. Students produce welds using schedule 40 and 60 carbon steel pipe in 1G, 2G, 4G and 6G positions with a degree of skill necessary to meet American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s code requirements. Prerequisites: WEL-160 and WEL-172 or successfully passing vertical and overhead guided bend-test on single vee open butt weld on 3/8" carbon steel according to American Welding Society code requirements.

 

WEL-720 - INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC ARC WELDING

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course is an overview of robots used in the welding industry. Basic mechanisms, hydraulics, and pneumatics are covered. Students receive hands-on experience in programming a robot to weld fixture parts using the GMAW process. Prerequisite: WEL-186.

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