Oct 28, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    WLD 115BB - SMAW (Stick) Plate-BB


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is a continuation of WLD 115AB , the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in the vertical and overhead positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: WLD 110  or WLD 112 , WLD 115AB .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 116 - SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 116AB - SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe-AB


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, and horizontal positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 116BB - SMAW (Stick)Plate/Pipe-BB


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is a continuation of WLD 116AB , the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions without backing plates.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115 . Corequisites: WLD 116AB .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 121 - GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: WLD 110  or WLD 112 .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 122 - GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

    Prerequisites : WLD 121 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    WLD 131 - GTAW (TIG) Plate


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: WLD 110  or WLD 112 .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 132 - GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry.

    Prerequisites : WLD 131 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    WLD 141 - Symbols & Specifications


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    WLD 143 - Welding Metallurgy


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course introduces the concepts of welding metallurgy. Emphasis is placed on basic metallurgy, effects of welding on various metals, and metal classification and identification. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic metallurgy, materials designation, and classification systems used in welding.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    WLD 151 - Fabrication I


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication.  Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment.  Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  WLD 110 , WLD 121 .
    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    WLD 215 - SMAW (Stick) Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115  and WLD 116 . Corequisite: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 215AB - SMAW (Stick) Pipe-AB


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in the 2G and 5G positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115  and WLD 116 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    WLD 215BB - SMAW (Stick) Pipe-BB


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is a continuation of WLD 215AB . Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis on making welds in the 2G and 5G positions without backing, and testing in the 6G position with carbon steel electrodes and making pipe welds with stainless steel electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with carbon steel electrodes in various positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115  and WLD 116 . Corequisites: WLD 215AB .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    WLD 221 - GMAW (MIG) Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GMAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 122  . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    WLD 231 - GTAW (TIG) Pipe


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers gas tungsten arc welding on pipe. Topics include joint preparation and fit up with emphasis placed on safety, GTAW welding technique, bead application, and joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes and filler materials in various pipe positions.

    Prerequisites: WLD 132 . Corequsites: None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    WLD 251 - Fabrication II


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers advanced fabrication skills. Topics include advanced layout and assembly methods with emphasis on the safe and correct use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate projects from working drawings.

    Prerequisites:  WLD 151. Corequisites:  WLD 141 .
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    WLD 261 - Certification Practices


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course covers certification requirements for industrial welding processes. Topics include techniques and certification requirements for prequalified joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform welds on carbon steel plate and/or pipe according to applicable codes.

    Prerequisites: WLD 115 , WLD 116 , WLD 121 , WLD 131 . Corequisites: WLD 122 , WLD 132 .
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    WLD 262 - Inspection & Testing


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Emphasis is placed on safety, types and methods of testing, and the use of testing equipment and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and/or perform a variety of destructive and non-destructive testing processes.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    WLD 265 - Automated Welding/Cutting


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces automated welding equipment and processes. Topics include setup, programming, and operation of automated welding and cutting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, program, and operate automated welding and cutting equipment.

    Prerequisites : WLD 110  and WLD 121 . Corequisites: ATR 212 .
 

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