Skip to main content
Photo of a student studying in a library

Course Description

Welding - WELD 110

Introduction to Welding Basics for Fabrication (2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This class serves as an introduction for individuals that have no welding or fabrication experience in various welding and fabrication processes. Covered in the course will be the set up and safe operation of gas welding and brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, resistance welding, gas cutting and plasma cutting equipment as well as the safe set up and operation of equipment found in a welding fabrication facility.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a minimal proficiency in using Oxy/ace welding torches and Oxy/cutting torches.
  • Demonstrate a minimal proficiency in S.M.A.W., G.M.A.W., G.T.A.W, welding equipment set up.
  • Operate welding equipment to produce good welds on required exercises.
  • Determine proper safety criteria as it relates to the different welding processes.
  • Demonstrate a minimal proficiency in using resistance welding equipment.
  • Operate plasma cutting equipment in a safe manner.
  • Demonstrate a minimal proficiency in the use of steel shearing equipment and some fabrication equipment.
  • Distinguish good welds from bad welds.
  • Identify equipment that you would find in fabrication shops.
  • Prepare various types of steel for required welding.
  • Identify steels by shapes and surface conditions.
  • Determine amperages and filler metals used in various welding processes.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 110143836Intro Weld Fabrication Basics 3Neilson D$295.002/15/0OpenW  01:00 PM-02:54 PM AS371
W  03:00 PM-04:54 PM AS360
 110143840Intro Weld Basics Fab 3McLean C$295.002/15/0OpenR  12:00 PM-01:54 PM AS371
R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM AS360
 110143861Intro Weld Basics Fab 3Hall C$295.001/15/0OpenR  06:00 PM-07:54 PM AS371
R  08:00 PM-09:54 PM AS360

Winter; 2018; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 110113805Intro Weld Basics Fab 3Neilson D$295.007/15/0OpenT  09:00 AM-09:54 AM AS371
T  10:00 AM-12:54 PM AS360
 110113888Intro Weld Basics Fab 3Hall C$295.005/15/0OpenR  06:00 PM-06:54 PM AS371
R  07:00 PM-09:54 PM AS360