Welding I- This course is an introduction into welding and cutting processes. Students will be exposed to Oxy-Acetylene Welding (OAW), Oxy-Acetylene Brazing (TB), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). The course will combine lecture and lab time. Lecture topics will include safety, process specific information, welding theory and terminology, introduction to metallurgy, and applied math and science.
Welding II- This course will be a continuation of the skills learned in Welding 1. Students will learn to weld with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students will also learn to cut and bevel plate with Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). Course work will also cover welding joint design, process specific information, welding symbols, metallurgy, and applied math and science.
This course meets the requirements of WWCC WELD 1755 for concurrent credit enrollment.
Welding III- This course will be a continuation of the skills learned in Welding 2. Students will use the processes learned in Welding 2 to weld plates to American Welding Society standards. Students will learn to cut and prep plates with both open root and a backing plate. Students will begin to be exposed to non-ferrous (Aluminum) welding, as well as basic welding inspection techniques. Course work will include advanced metallurgy, blueprint reading, physics as it applies to welding, and advanced process welding.
This course meets the requirements of WWCC WELD 1760 for concurrent credit enrollment.
Welding IV- Students will build upon skills from Welding 3. This class is considered a senior capstone and thus will have very high expectations. Students will be doing many of the same welds taught in Welding 3; however a higher proficiency level will be required. Students will be exposed to pipe welding and basic pipe fitting. If time and instructional budget allow students will learn the principles of welding stainless steel. Course work includes advanced metallurgy, fabrication and blueprint reading, heat effects and heat treating of metals, and destructive and non- destructive testing methods.
This course meets the requirements of WWCC WELD 1840 for concurrent credit enrollment.
Welding Fabrication –This course is open to any Welding II, III, or IV student. Students will be exposed to a deeper level of understanding in regards to welding fabrication, dimensional tolerances, and specialty fabrication tools. Other welding courses are designed to improve a student's individual skills but Welding Fabrication emphasizes workflow, teamwork, and problem solving in the shop setting. Students may work on individual projects with instructor permission.
This Fire Pit was built by Alex Moore, Eli Trujillo, and Jarin Holloway at the 2016 Welding Fabrication Competition in Gillette. It is being donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and will be auctioned off during tomorrow's banquet. Great job to you three and to instructor, Brendon Edwards!
2014-2015: Jake Anderson, a senior welding student, along with Welding Instructor, Brendon Edwards, built this smoker at a competition last year. The three students in the photo below spent the last year polishing the smoker up to donate to the Sweetwater County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.