2015-16 Catalog

Industrial Welding Technology

Associate in Applied Science

 www.sandburg.edu/academics/welding

The Welding  program is designed to provide the graduate with skills needed to enter employment in local industry as an entry-level welding supervisor for construction firms, agricultural enterprises, and heavy machine fabrication. This certificate program is designed to provide students a hands-on welding certificate that emphasizes training and the mastery of welding techniques. The welding program emphasizes welding skill proficiency through lab activities and projects as learning activities.  All the courses contain essential components required for success in industry today such as mathematics, communication, attendance, and productivity.

Industrial & Manufacturing

Area industrial leaders, Carl Sandburg College, and the Galesburg Business and Technology Center have joined forces to provide state-of-the-art industrial training. The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers a variety of industrial training opportunities for employees of area industries, as well as for the general public. The 30,000-square-foot Center for Manufacturing Excellence facility is located on the Main Campus of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg to house short-term and long-term industrial training programs and a manufacturing incubator. Cutting-edge technology will allow companies to meet their customers’ needs and demands.

Long-term Benefits:

  • Increased labor pool to replace retiring workers
  • Increased selection for new hires
  • Overall increased quality of work force
  • Overall increased quality of manufacturing in western Illinois
  • Increased technical expertise of existing work force

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career and Corporate Development
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

http://catalog.sandburg.edu/academicinformation/#graduation_policies_and_procedures

Associate in Applied Science

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
WEL.100Welding Theory OFC & OAW 1
WEL.102Metal Preparation 1
WEL.109Oxyacetylene Welding 1
WEL.104Welding Theory Basic SMAW 1
WEL.111Arc Welding Basic 1 1
WEL.112Arc Welding Basic 2 1
WEL.105Welding Theory Advanced SMAW 1
WEL.114Arc Welding Advanced 1 1
WEL.115Arc Welding Advanced 2 1
WEL.106Welding Theory GTAW 1
WEL.116Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 1 1
WEL.117Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 2 1
MAT.101Technical Mathematics 1 3
Spring Semester
WEL.107Welding Theory Basic GMAW 1
WEL.118Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 1 1
WEL.119Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 2 1
WEL.108Welding Theory GMAW & FCAW 1
WEL.120Gas Shielded Applications 1
WEL.129Flux Cored Arc Welding 1
WEL.110Welding Theory/Applications 1
WEL.121Application Welding 1 1
WEL.122Application Welding 2 1
WEL.126Weld Test Evaluation 1
WEL.127Welding Theory/Welding Evaluation 1
ENG.101 or RDG 120Freshman Composition 1 (or Strategies for Success in College) 3
BOC.107Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
Summer Session
ICT.110Computer Software Applications 3
BUS.100Introduction to Business 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
WEL.125Welding Blueprints 2
MFG.130Industrial Safety 2
MTL.101Machine Tool Fundamentals 1 3
ELT.100Electrical Fundamentals 3
OMS.102 or BUS 201Supervision Fundamentals (or Management Fundamentals) 3
PSY.101 or SOC 101Introduction to Psychology (or Introduction to Sociology) 3
Spring Semester
WEL.149Automated Welding Applications 2
WEL.202Production and Inventory Control 1
MET.100Metallurgy Fundamentals 2
MTL.103Manufacturing Processes 2
OMS.101 or BLA 202Labor-Management Relations (or Business Law) 3
TQM.101Total Quality Management 2
Summer Session
WEL.123Work Experience 1.5
 Total Program Hours: 67.5

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

Johnson, Craig A
instructor, welding

BLA.202 Business Law33

This course is a basic explanation of the legal rights and responsibilities of businesses in both the public and private sectors. It is relevant to future managers and integrates ethics and social responsibility, international and contemporary business issues, and e-commerce in organizations. Current legal cases and ethical dilemmas are used to illustrate and reinforce legal regulations.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment223

This course provides students with instruction in basic computer skills including keyboarding, 10- key, file management, data storage and retrieval, colloborative technology, and computer hardware and software. Basic formatting rules for letters, memos, reports and tables will be covered as well as basic word processing concepts and proofreading skills. Spreadsheet and database basic terminology and usage will also be introduced. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in an office occupations program.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

BUS.100 Introduction to Business33

This course is a comprehensive overview of business principles, practices, and trends that are influencing today's business and affecting tomorrows competitive environment. The impact of globalization, technology, ethics, diversity, and culture, in addition to various emerging issues, is studied in application or relation to all business disciplines. This course provides a general orientation to business organizations for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree. Also, it is useful to individuals who desire a basic understanding of the business community for occupational or personal reasons.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BUS.201 Management Fundamentals33

This course provides a basic study of the field of management for individuals preparing for initial or improved employment. Several streams of management theory are reviewed. The basic functions of the business manager (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) are considered. Management in a global business environment and current management technologies and processes are stressed.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: BUS.100 or equivalent background as evaluated by instructor
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals233

This course introduces the fundamentals of electrical and electronic circuits. Calculation and measurement of voltage, current, and resistance are emphasized. Through the use of lab activities, various wiring and testing methods utilizing multimeters are investigated.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS score, or completion of ENG.098 with a C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

ICT.110 Computer Software Applications33

This course in software applications will provide students with an overview of a computer operating system and commonly used computer software. Students will gain experience with word processing and database management tasks, presentation software, and spreadsheets. Additional software programs associated with the Windows environment will be explored. This course may be used to satisfy the computer requirement common for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Take AOP.101 or or BOC.107 or appropriate articulated high school credit.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 133

This course is designed to serve students enrolled in vocational or technical programs. The emphasis is on skill-building and the applications of mathematics. Topics studied include a review of arithmetic, measurement, approximations, basic algebra, applied geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Scientific calculators are used and are required of students.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS Algebra score or previous experience with elementary algebra. A background in geometry is also helpful.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Math AGS Only

MET.100 Metallurgy Fundamentals122

This course provides a study of the fundamental chemical and physical concepts of metallurgy for students preparing for initial or improved employment. Emphasis is placed upon measurement of physical properties, chemical properties, grain size and growth, heat treatment, and mechanical testing.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

MFG.130 Industrial Safety1.5.52

This course provides the student with specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. Students will be introduced to different safety philosophies and terminology. Students will also become acquainted with OSHA policy and with the Right-to-Know laws. Also covered are units specific to fire safety, pressurized gases and welding, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will have the opportunity to earn the OSHA ten-hour safety certification.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

MTL.101 Machine Tool Fundamentals 1223

This course provides a basic introduction to machine tools with the primary emphasis on the engine lathe, drill press and hand tools common to the machinist trade.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

MTL.103 Manufacturing Processes22

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic processes that are common to industry and the techniques used in the manufacturing of a product.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

OMS.101 Labor-Management Relations33

This course provides a basic examination of the roles of labor and management in the United States and their relationship to each other. The objectives, issues and problems of labor and management are studied through an analysis of collective bargaining clauses and the bargaining processes. Union growth, structure, management organization, labor-management legislation, wage structure and wage incentives are considered. Also covered are aspects of contract administration, as well as labor-management relations in a non-union environment. Community resource speakers are utilized.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

OMS.102 Supervision Fundamentals33

This course is intended for persons who desire to become supervisors and those who are currently in supervisory positions, but wish to improve their performance. It will provide a basic knowledge of the duties and responsibilities common to various types of supervisory jobs and how to avoid common mistakes of supervisors. Leadership skills will be discussed along with suggestions on the development of leadership qualities. Basic concepts of organization, management and planning as well as organizing work, directing work, and improving work methods will be studied. Evaluation of worker performance, along with teaching supervisors how to instruct workers will be covered. Some attention will be given to developing good public relations.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

RDG.120 Strategies for Success in College33

This course will introduce students to strategies that promote success in college. Students will explore internal factors that influence success in college, including learning styles, educational objectives and personal expectations. External factors, including locus of control and generational influences will also be explored. Students will also be introduced to the specific skill sets necessary for success in college, including time-management skills, critical thinking and reading skills, test-taking skills, goal-setting skills and problem solving skills. Students will also be introduced to college resources when appropriate.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or higher or completion of RDG.096 with a grade of C or better, or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

SOC.101 Introduction to Sociology33

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the discipline of sociology as it applies to contemporary American society. This course provides an orientation to the student interested in social science or the helping professions. Among specific topics to be studied are: how the sociologist gathers information, the importance of culture and symbols, personality development, the changing structure of the family, social class and inequality, race and ethnicity, and deviant behavior.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate; AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S7 900
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

TQM.101 Total Quality Management22

This is an introductory course in Total Quality Management (TQM). An in-depth study of TQM principles and practices will be covered which include: leadership, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, continuous process improvement, supplier partnership and performance measures. TQM techniques, such as SPC and ISO 9000, will be briefly discussed.
Offered: Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

PSY.101 Introduction to Psychology33

This course is designed to provide an understanding of a variety of topics within the field of psychology. It is not only designed for students planning on majoring in psychology, but for those who have an interest in the scientific basis of behavior, thought, and the physiological processes that underlie each.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above is required to enroll in this course, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S6 900
General Education -- Social Science

WEL.100 Welding Theory OFC & OAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being cut and/or welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: . OFC, PAC, CAC-A and OAW processes, . Nomenclature specific to these processes, and . Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: COMPASS Writing score of 38 or ENG.098 with a grade of C or,better, COMPASS Reading score of 70 or RDG.096 with a grade,of C or better. WEL.102 and WEL.109 are corequisites. Take WEL.102 WEL.109;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.102 Metal Preparation21

This course is designed to develop proficiency in metal preparation and cutting techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and air arc welding processes.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.104 Welding Theory Basic SMAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: SMAW process, Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 WEL.109; minimum grade C;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.105 Welding Theory Advanced SMAW11

This course is a continuation of WEL.104 and provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons advancing in the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * SMAW process and advanced welding techniques, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.111 and WEL.112 with a grade of C or better,WEL.114 and WEL.115 are corequisites Take WEL.114 WEL.115
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.106 Welding Theory GTAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * GTAW process, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.114 and WEL.115 with a grade of C or better Take WEL.116 WEL.117
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.107 Welding Theory Basic GMAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: GMAW process, Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.100 WEL.102. WEL.109; minimum grade C;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.108 Welding Theory GMAW & FCAW11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * Advanced GMAW and FCAW processes, * Nomenclature and definitions specific to these processes, and * Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEL.118 and WEL.119,with grade of C or better. Take WEL.120 WEL.129;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.109 Oxyacetylene Welding21

This is a course designed to prepare the student for employment by developing basic welding skills and proficiency in the safe operation of the oxyacetylene welding process. The student will get extensive practice in gas welding and brazing on mild steels.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.110 Welding Theory/Applications11

This course provides a convenient source of know- how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the projects being fabricated and welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: * Fabrication and layout. * Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process. * Safety, weld quality control and other related welding information.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.111 Arc Welding Basic 121

This courses is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards and is devoted primarily to introductory skills, safety, proper techniques to use in the welding process, and blueprint reading.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 WEl.109 with a grade of C or better Take WEL.104 WEL.112
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.112 Arc Welding Basic 221

As a continuation of WEL.111, Arc Welding Basic 1, this courses is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards and is devoted to welding mild steel in the downhand positions.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.102 and WEL.109 with a grade of C or better Take WEL.104 WEL.111;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.114 Arc Welding Advanced 121

This is the first of two advanced courses designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.111, WEL.112 and WEL.104 grade of C or better Take WEL.105 WEL.115
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.115 Arc Welding Advanced 221

As a continuation of WEL.114, Arc Welding Advanced 1 is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as production arc welding operators in the steel fabrication and machinery building industries. Students will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual metallic shielded arc welding processes in all positions to meet commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.104 WEL.111 and WEL.112 with a grade of C or better Take WEL.105 WEL.114;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.116 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 121

This course is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill of individuals who have already developed employment skills in arc welding. It is the first of two courses which offer students an opportunity to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.105 WEL.114 and WEL.115 with grade of C or better Take WEL.106 WEL.117;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.117 Gas Shielded Arc-TIG 221

As a continuation of WEL.116, Gas Shielde ARC/TIG 1, this course is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill of individuals who have already developed employment skills in arc welding. It is the second of two courses which offer students an opportunity to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.105 WEL.114 and WEL.115 grade of C or better Take WEL.106 WEL.116;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.118 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 121

This is the first of two courses designed to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes to commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.106 WEL.116 and WEL.117 Take WEL.107 WEL.119;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.119 Gas Shielded Arc-MIG 221

As a continuation of WEL.118, Gas Shielded ARC/MIG 1, this is the second of two courses designed to continue to develop proficiency in the safe operation of the metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes to commercial quality standards.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.106 WEL.116 and WEL.117 Take WEL.107 WEL.118
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.120 Gas Shielded Applications21

This course is designed to help prepare a person for employment by developing proficiency in the application of advanced skills in the gas shielded welding processes. The student will gain extensive practice in the proper techniques employed by trade and industry in the application of Gas shielded processes.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEL.118 and WEL.119 grade of C or better Take WEL.108 WEL.129;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.121 Application Welding 121

This is the first of two courses designed for students to utilize their welding abilities to demonstrate comprehension of skills and knowledge. It provides the student with experience in the four welding positions - flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead - using various welding procedures and related equipment. Emphasis will be on welding strength, multibead welding and fabrication.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.122 Application Welding 221

A continuation of WEL.121, Application Welding 1, this course is considered to be one of the final courses that a welding student enrolls in, as it utilizes skills gained from a number of previously completed courses in the simulation of welding processes where the students will be directed by blueprints and shop notes. The finished product will be evaluated as to size, dimension, angle of cuts, bead placement, weld size, etc. as indicated by the prints provided.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.123 Work Experience7.51.5

This work experience is designed as a culminating experience for the student pursuing the Welding Certificate program. It provides a significant opportunity for the student to apply previously learned principles in the employment setting. This work experience requires 120 hours or more of on-the-job activities.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: All courses in the Welding Certificate curriculum
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.125 Welding Blueprints1.512

This course provides an introduction to blueprint reading and related math for those individuals with limited or no background. Emphasis will be on welding prints, symbols, and mathematics pertinent to the welding field. Current welding prints from local businesses will be utilized throughout the course. This course is intended for welding majors or current welding employees seeking to improve their skills in these areas.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.126 Weld Test Evaluation.511

This is a course designed to prepare students for employment by allowing them to practice skills already learned in preparation for completion of entry-level qualification tests given in various welding processes at local welding businesses.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Completion of all other welding lab requirements of the certificate program
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.127 Welding Theory/Welding Evaluation11

This course provides a convenient source of know-how or information that is needed by all persons going into the field of welding. Much information provides aids in selecting the correct process since this is directly related to the metal being welded. The processes are explained in detail and the course provides quality control data and reference material that is of high interest to welding personnel. Areas of concentration will include: Review of the major processes associated with surrounding industries. Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take wel.102 wel.109 wel.111 wel.112 wel.114 wel.115 wel.116 wel.117 wel.118 wel.119 wel.120 wel.121 wel.122 and wel.129
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.129 Flux Cored Arc Welding21

This course is designed to enable students to produce quality fillet and groove welds in all positions using the flux cored arc welding process. Students will learn proper electrode selection, equipment set-up, and proper techniques used in industrial applications.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take WEL.107 WEl.118 and WEL.119 grade of C or better Take WEL.108 WEL.120;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.149 Automated Welding Applications122

This course is designed to help students develop basic knowledge and skills related to automated welding and cutting processes used in commercial applications. The topics of the course will include CNC plasma cutting and robotic welding, including basic programming, system operation and maintenance. Safety procedures in automated operations will be emphasized.
Offered: Summer
Prerequisites: WEL.102, WEL.118, WEL.119 and WEL.120
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

WEL.202 Production and Inventory Control11

This course is designed for students in the welding program, and it will help them to effectively work in environments from small jobbing shops to major manufacturing plants. They will receive a broad overview of planning and control factors involved in controlling inventory as well as managing production. Students will learn the essentials of forecasting and the variety of ways forecasters attempt to minimize error, including the use of software programs. They will learn about Master Production Schedules (MPS) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) as well as Capacity Management and required planning for input and output. Kanban, the Theory of Constraints, Lean Production, and Just-In-Time (JIT) will be introduced. Finally, they will consider the benefit of partnering functions in purchasing and distribution, as well as integrating various systems for efficiency and effectiveness.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

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