Integrated Manufacturing Technology - Welding

63 credit Diploma program

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Program Description:
The welding program allows students to gain the information and to develop skills used in the welding industry. This program covers MIG, TIG, SMAW and gas welding. Instruction includes classroom lectures and demonstrations as well as hands on projects in the lab.

Program outcomes include:
• Demonstrate an understanding of welding equipment and proper safety.
• Demonstrate an understanding of blueprints and blueprint reading.
• Demonstrate an understanding of proper welding processes.
• Demonstrate an understanding of cutting processes.
• Demonstrate an understanding of different weld transfers.
• Demonstrate an understanding selecting metals based upon weldability.
• Demonstrate an understanding of TIG welding and setup.
• Demonstrate an understanding of MIG welding and setup.
• Demonstrate an understanding of MIG wire selection.
• Demonstrate an understanding of proper layout.
• Demonstrate an understanding of weld symbols.
• Prepare student for welding certification.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
CADE14683Solidworks IThis course covers the basic areas of Computer Aided Design using SolidWorks three-dimensional design software. Students will design and draw model components and subassemblies of mechanical and industrial products in animation. SolidWorks has become widely used in the manufacturing industry. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0450, READ0465, or concurrent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
COMM16011Interviewing Procedure and PracticeAn applications course in the job-seeking process. Students will explore self-confidence and the interviewing process, understand employer expectations, and identify personal and job-related skills. Job-seeking, resume writing and interview skill-building will be covered. (Prerequisites: None; computer skills necessary) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school
INMG14004Introduction to Manufacturing TechnologyThis course covers the beginning introduction use of tools used in manufacturing such as saws, drill press, engine lathes, milling machines and welding machines. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
INMG14103Mechanical Blueprint ReadingThis course covers mechanical blueprint reading principles. Topics included are sketching, lines, views, multiview drawings, scaling, dimensioning, tolerancing, and symbols. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0450, READ0465, or concurrent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
INMG14203Design Application Concepts IThis course covers the design of an assembled part and is produced using manual machines. A team approach will be used to manufacture jigs and fixtures and the product itself. Industrial and Engineering standards will be utilized in the design process. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
INMG14223Design Application Concepts IIThis course covers the design of a more complex assembly and is produced using manual and CNC machines. GD&T will be incorporated into the design and inspection of the part. A team approach will be used to manufacture jigs and fixtures and the assembly itself. Industrial and Engineering standards will be utilized in the design process. (Prerequisites: INMG1420) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15003Blueprint Reading for WeldersThis course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify welding symbols and manipulate fractions, decimals, and metric units. Students will be able to convert measurements and determine weld specifications from engineering drawings. Students will also be able to fit-up and weld an assembly or weldment given a bill of materials and a drawing. (Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score or MATH0450 and READ0455 [may be taken concurrently] or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15203Gas Tungsten Arc Welding IThis course introduces students to the gas tungsten arc welding process including equipment, terms, and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust, and shut down gas tungsten arc welding equipment. Students will be able to deposit stringer beads in the flat position, produce fillet weld lap joints in the flat and horizontal position, and produce fillet weld outside corner joints in the flat position. The metallurgy and weldability of carbon steel will also be covered. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15223Gas Tungsten Arc Welding IIThis course covers fillet T-joint welds and square-groove welds with carbon steel including destructive testing. Students will learn how to perform gas tungsten arc welding using pulsed current. Students will also be able to produce square groove and fillet welds with stainless steel. Visual inspection tests with stainless steel and the welding characteristics of stainless steel are included. (Prerequisites: WLDG1500 and WLDG1520 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15243Gas Tungsten Arc Welding IIIStudents will learn how to weld aluminum using the gas tungsten arc welding process. Students will learn how to deposit stringer beads in the flat position. Students will be able to produce outside corner fillet welds in the flat and vertical position and lap joints in the horizontal and flat position. Square-groove butt welds in the flat position and T-joint fillet welds in the horizontal, flat, and vertical up position will also be covered. Visual inspection tests on aluminum are included. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Welder Qualification Test. (Prerequisites: WLDG1522 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15403Shielded Metal Arc Welding IThis course introduces students to the shielded metal arc welding process including equipment, terms, and safety procedures. Students will learn how to strike and control arc to produce quality welds. Students will learn how to deposit a pad of beads in the flat position. Students will be able to produce lap joint fillet welds in the horizontal position and E6010 pad of beads in the flat position. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15423Shielded Metal Arc Welding IIIn this course, students will learn how to produce three-bead T-joint fillet welds, T-joint and lap joint fillet welds, and butt joint square-groove welds. Students will also be able to deposit E6010 pad of beads and stringer beads. Electrode selection, power sources, destructive testing, and distortion control will be included. (Prerequisites: WLDG1500 and WLDG1540) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15443Shielded Metal Arc Welding IIIStudents will learn how to produce fillet welds in lap and T-joints, stringer beads, and square-groove welds in butt joints using the shielded metal arc welding process. Multi-pass fillet welds in lap and T-joints will also be covered. Low hydrogen electrodes will be included. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Welder Qualification Test. (Prerequisites: WLDG1542) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15503CNC Plasma and Cutting ProcessesThis course introduces students to the plasma cutting and CNC methods. Students will plan, design, and produce parts with hand-controlled and CNC plasma cutters. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills in CNC programming. (Prerequisites: WLDG1500) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15603Gas Metal Arc Welding IThis course introduces students to the gas metal arc welding process including equipment, terms, and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust, and shut down gas metal arc welding equipment. Students will be able to deposit surface welds in the flat position. Square groove and fillet butt, lap, and T-joints welds in the flat and horizontal position will also be covered. Students will be introduced to welding variables as it affects the quality of welds. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15623Gas Metal Arc Welding IIStudents will learn how to produce square groove and fillet butt, lap, and T-joint welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions to the Guided Test Bend standard. Students will also be able to produce single V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal and vertical position to the Guided Bend Test standard. The effect of shielding gases on metal transfer will be examined. (Prerequisites: WLDG1560 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15643Gas Metal Arc Welding IIIStudents will learn how to produce single V-groove butt joint welds in the vertical up, flat, and overhead position. Fillet lap and T-joint welds in the horizontal and vertical down position will be included. Students will also be able to utilize the spray transfer method to produce fillet lap joint welds in the flat and horizontal position and single V-groove welds in the flat position. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for the Gas Metal Arc Welding Welder Qualification Test. (Prerequisites: WLDG1562 or concurrent enrollment; college-level reading, writing, and math) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15703Flux Cored Arc Welding IThis course introduces students to the flux cored arc welding process including equipment terms and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust, and shut down flux cored arc welding equipment. Students will be able to produce fillet T-joint welds in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead position and single-V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal and vertical position. Students will also be able to classify electrodes and conduct single-V-groove tests. (Prerequisites: WLDG1560) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15723Flux Cored Arc Welding IIStudents will learn how to produce single-V-groove butt joint welds using gas-shielded tubular electrode wire. Students will also produce fillet weld lap joints and single-V-groove butt joints with metal-cored wire and single-V-groove welds in butt joints on pipe. Destructive tests will be performed on selected welds. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for the flux-cored Welder Qualification Test. (Prerequisites: WLDG1500 and WLDG1570) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15803GMAW Fabrication MethodsIn this course, you will learn to combine your gas metal arc welding skills to fabricate various types of weldments using proper layout procedures. Complete drawings with welding symbols, bill of materials, and cost estimates will also be required. (Prerequisites: WLDG1562 or concurrent enrollment or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15823GTAW Fabrication MethodsIn this course, you will learn to combine your gas tungsten arc welding skills to fabricate various types of weldments using proper layout procedures. Complete drawings with welding symbols, bill of materials, and cost estimates will also be required.(Prerequisites: WLDG1522 or concurrent or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0450 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0450 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

MN Transfer Curriculum:
FYE1000 1 credit