KVCC Catalog


WELD 120 Introduction to Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is the introductory welding course designed for welders and non-welders. It covers the basic safe operation of the oxy-fuel welding, cutting and brazing systems along with training in the basic electric arc welding processes, SMAW (arc), GMAW (mig), GTAW (tig), and FCAW. These processes provide the skills necessary to select and operate welding equipment safely.

WELD 182 Rapid MIG & FCAW Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the MIG (GMAW) and Flux Cored (FCAW) welding processes. It will include classroom and lab skill training in these welding processes to produce all position groove and fillet welds. Students will receive skills in electrode selection and identification, shielding gases, types of metal transfer, material identification, methods of machine set-up and basic process troubleshooting. Students should take this course in conjunction with WELD 184 and WELD 186. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 182 Rapid MIG & FCAW Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the MIG (GMAW) and Flux-Cored (FCAW) welding processes. It will include classroom and lab skill training in these welding processes to produce all position groove and fillet welds. Students will receive skills in electrode selection and identification, shielding gases, type of metal transfer, material identification, methods of machine set-up, and basic process troubleshooting. These credits will complete three (3) of the ten (10) credits in the Welding 190 Rapids Skills Training course. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 184 Rapid TIG (GTAW) Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. It will include skill training in this welding process to produce all position fillet and groove welds on a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Students will receive classroom and hands on training in selection of filler metals, equipment selection and set-up, metals identification, welding procedures, thermal cutting, AWS testing procedures, machine troubleshooting and TIG welding terminology. Students should take this course in conjunction with WELD 182 and WELD 186. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 184 Rapid TIG (GTAW) Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. It will include skill training in this welding process to produce all position fillet and groove welds on a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Students will receive classroom and hands-on training in selection of filler metals, equipment selection, and set-up, metals identification, welding procedures, thermal cutting, AWS testing procedures, machine troubleshooting, and TIG welding terminology. These credits will complete three (3) credits in the Welding 190 Rapids Skills Training course. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 186 Rapid ARC (SMAW) Welding
2-1-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 4 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. It will include skill training in this welding process to produce all position fillet and groove welds on mild steel. Students will receive classroom and hands on training in selection of filler metals, equipment, selection and set-up, metals identification, welding procedures, thermal cutting, AWS testing procedures, machine troubleshooting and SMAW welding terminology. Students should take this course in conjunction with WELD 182 and WELD 184. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 186 Rapid ARC (SMAW) Welding
2-1-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 4 This course is designed to develop the entry level job skills required for a welder using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. It will include skill training in the welding process to produce all position fillet and groove welds on mild steel. Students will receive classroom and hands-on training in selection of filler metals, equipment selection and set-up, metals identification, welding procedures, thermal cutting, AWS testing procedures, machine troubleshooting, and SMAW welding terminology. These credits will complete two (2) credits in the ten (10) credit in the Welding 190 Rapid Skills Training course. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 188 Weld Symbols/Blueprint Reading
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This course is welding symbol interpretation and welding blueprint reading. This course will include how to read and interpret the American Welding Society's standard welding symbol information used to communicate how the different families of fillet, spot, slot, seam and groove welds are placed on an engineering drawing or blueprint. This course will provide the skill required to interpret the current American Welding Society weld symbol and supplemental information placed on a blueprint or engineering drawing used for fabrication by the individual welders. The course will also contain the basic components of blueprint reading including lines, views, part relationships, information blocks, data sheets, material documents, notes and guidelines, welder's math, weld parts, weld quality and inspection. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 191 Rapid CV GMAW/FCAW
4-2-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 8 This course includes theory and practice in the GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding and the FCAW - Flux Cored Arc Welding processes, both of which concentrate on the constant voltage (CV) welding processes. Included in the course will be lecture and laboratory practice on the industrial Lapp/ Tee/ Groove welds common to the welding industry in the flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead planes. The classroom theory portion will include weld shop and process safety, process machine system selection, equipment set up and operation, electrode/rod identification systems, shielding gas selection, weld parts, weld quality and testing, system troubleshooting, and reading and following welding procedures. Students will also be instructed on the common machinery to welding shops: grinders, presses, sanders, and metalworking tools. American Welding Society D1.1 welding code welder performance certification testing will be administered and performed for each process as the capstone final of the course. Students should take this course in conjunction with WELD 192. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 192 Rapid CC SMAW/GTAW
4-2-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 8 This course includes theory and practice in the SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Arc) and the GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Tig) processes, both of which concentrate on the constant current (CC) welding processes. Included in the course will be lecture and laboratory practice on the industrial Lapp/ Tee/ Groove welds common to the welding industry in the flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead planes. The classroom theory portion will include weld shop and process safety, process machine system selection, equipment set up and operation, electrode/rod identification systems, shielding gas selection, weld parts, weld quality and testing, system troubleshooting, and reading and following welding procedures. Students will also be instructed on the common machinery to welding shops: grinders, presses, sanders, and metalworking tools. American Welding Society D1.1 and D1.3 welding code welder performance certification testing will be administered and performed for each process as the capstone final of the course. Students should take this course in conjunction with WELD 191. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 240 Shld Metal Arc Wld-Pipe/SMAW-P
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course offers skill training in the welding techniques used for uphill and downhill pipe welding. Students receive skill training to perform high quality welds in the common pipe welding positions 2G, 5G, and 6G. Also included are testing procedures and methods to code type performance standards. Recommended prerequisite: WELD 186 or WELD 192, or equivalent experience. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 240 Shld Metal Arc Wld-Pipe/SMAW-P
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course offers skill training in the welding techniques used for uphill and downhill pipe welding. Students receive skill training to perform high quality welds in the common pipe welding positions 2G, 5G and 6G. Also included are testing procedures and methods to code type performance standards. Recommended prerequisite: WELD 186, WELD 190, or equivalent experience. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 255 Advanced Inert Gas Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course covers skill training on larger, heavier material. Emphasis is placed on AWS D1.1 code welding requirements. Special consideration is placed on advanced pulsed GMAW and GTAW features of the welding processes including pulse welding parameter development, pulse GMAW and GTAW controls, larger diameter welding wires, work piece preparation, and all position welding on fillet and groove welds on steel and aluminum. Weld procedures to code acceptance standards are emphasized. Recommended prerequisite: WELD 182 and WELD 184 or WELD 191 and WELD 192, or equivalent experience. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 255 Advanced Inert Gas Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 A continuation of WELD 190, or WELD 182 plus WELD 184, this course covers skill training on larger, heavier material. Emphasis is placed on AWS D1.1 code welding requirements. Special consideration is placed on advanced pulsed GMAW and GTAW features of the welding processes including pulse welding parameter development, pulse GMAW and GTAW controls, larger diameter welding wires, work piece preparation, and all position welding on fillet and groove welds on steel and aluminum. Weld procedures to code acceptance standards are emphasized. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

WELD 265 Automated Welding
3-1-6 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 7 This course covers the application of the MIG (GMAW) and TIG (GTAW) welding processes using automated linear and rotational equipment. Skill training includes fixturing, positioning and assembly of various forms of automated equipment. Also included are topics in weld cost analysis, CNC plasma cutting, weld size analysis and automation safety considerations. The use of robotics is also covered. Recommended prerequisite: WELD 255. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.