Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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WTEC 108 - OXY-FUEL WELDING AND CUTTING 2(4)
This course covers the basic theories and practices of oxyacetylene gas welding, cutting, and brazing, types of welding equipment and operational safety issues. Welding equipment design, use, care, and maintenance are emphasized. Oxy-Fuel laboratory work will include fusion welding, brazing, and manual and semiautomatic cutting. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in WTEC 111.

WTEC 111 - WELDING SPECIFICATIONS/PRINT READIN 2(2)
This course covers basic engineering drawing principles, fundamental concepts of welding specifications, symbols, and blueprint reading as used in industry, and types of welding equipment and operational safety issues. Emphasis is on print reading, interpretation, and analysis, and safety procedures.

WTEC 112 - WELDING CODES AND STANDARDS 2(2)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the many governing codes and standards that are used in the welding industries today. Emphasis is to not only learn the correct applications of welding codes and standards, but to become aware of their function as a quality tool.

Prerequisite: WTEC 108 or WTEC 116

WTEC 116 - BASIC SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING 3(5)
This course covers the basic theories and practices of AC and DC shielded metal arc welding, flat position welding of ferrous metal, and required welding code applications. Welding equipment design, use, care, safety, and maintenance are emphasized. Laboratory, exercises that develop welding skills in a variety of welding positions will be practiced. Welding power source selection will also be studied. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in WTEC 111.

WTEC 212 - WELDING FABRICATION, LAYOUT/DESIGN 4(6)
This course introduces the student to the field of welding fabrication. It will provide the student the opportunity to apply knowledge of welding metallurgy, filler metal selection, testing and inspection of welds, Welding codes, standards and certifications, joint design, layout plans, and cost estimates to welding fabrication projects. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: WTEC 116

WTEC 216 - WIRE FED PROCESSES 3(5)
This course covers the basic principles and practices of gas metal arc welding (GMAW). Laboratory work involves the application of GMAW as it is used in industry today. Use of various metal transfer modes for aluminum and steel, joint styles, welding positions, and manipulation techniques will be emphasized. Wire fed processes will include sub-arc theory. Laboratory exercises will include flux-covered arc welding. Welding equipment, design, use, care, safety and maintenance are emphasized. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: WTEC 116

WTEC 217 - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 3(5)
This course covers the basic principles and practices of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Laboratory work involves the application of GTAW as it is used in industry today. Use of various metal transfer modes for aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel, joint styles, welding positions and manipulation techniques will be emphasized. Welding equipment, design, use, care, safety and maintenance are emphasized. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: WTEC 116

WTEC 218 - ADVANCED ARC WELDING 2(4)
This course covers advanced theories and practices of groove, pipe, resistance and other material joining principles. Welding equipment design, use, care, safety and maintenance are emphasized. Laboratory exercises that develop welding skills in a variety of welding positions will be practiced. Welding power source selection will also be studied. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: WTEC 116

WTEC 221 - WELD QUALITY INSPECTION 3(5)
This course introduces the student to the variety of weld test procedures used in the welding industries, and how to determine weld strength and selection of proper weld materials. Test procedures such as visual weld inspection, non destructive testing, and radiographic testing will be covered. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: WTEC 112

WTEC 286 - WELDING PRACTICUM 2(0)
Practical experience for students for welding.

Prerequisite: DVSN 101

WTEC 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - WTEC 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC, have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement, have minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; & have divisional approval

WTEC 291 - INT MAT JOINING/HS & COLL TEACHERS 3(5)
Training course for high school teachers wishing to teach in the Project Lead the Way Emerging Technology Advanced Joining technical elective are 2 year college instructors wishing to use the Advanced Joining Curriculum. Both technical content and teaching pedagogy are included. Technology includes process descriptions, heat flow and welding physics, materials engineering technology, design, welding symbols, codes and standards, non-destructive evaluation, and safety. (IN1)

WTEC 292 - INTRO MATERIALS JOINING - I 1(2)
Part I of a two-part training course for High School teachers wishing to teach in the Project Lead the Way Emerging Technology Advanced Joining technical elective or 2 year college instructors wishing to use the Advanced Joining curriculum. Both technical content and teaching pedagogy are included. Technology includes process description, heat flow and welding physics. Prerequisite: High School Physics or equivalent. (IN1)

WTEC 293 - INTRODUCTION MATERIALS JOINING II 2(3)
Part II of a two-part training course for High School teachers wishing to teach in the Project Lead The Way Emerging Technology Advanced Joining technical elective or 2 year college instructors wishing to use Advanced Joining curriculum. Both technical content and teaching pedagogy are included. Technology includes metallurgy background, welding metallurgy, welding design, welding symbols, automation and control, codes and standards, non-destructive evaluation, and safety. (IN1)

WTEC 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN WELDING 1(0)
An in-depth study of areas of various welding studies presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.