Welding Technology

  • Grades: 11, 12

    Blocks 1 & 3

    Students will take the following courses at Ivy Tech during the full school year: 

    WELD 100 Welding Fundamentals DOE (3 credits)

    This course provides a basic study and application of commonly utilized welding processes as well as additional topics such as: welding, blue print reading, OSHA 10 hour and welding safety, weld joint design, welding terminology, and welding quality control. Students will prepare for their welding education, as well as their welding career through exposure to the welding lab environment and classroom. Students will also train with the latest in Virtual Welding Simulation. In addition, this course will prepare students to take nationally recognized certification exam(s).

    WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (3 credits)

    Corequisites: WELD 100 or INDT 114. Provides students with the knowledge of shielded metal arc welding operations and equipment. Provides extensive practice time to produce the skills to make satisfactory welds with this process. Emphasizes safety hazards and safety practices in arc welding.

    WELD 206 Adv. Shielded Metal Arc Welding II (3 credits)

    Prerequisites/Corequisites: WELD 108. Covers SMAW welding equipment and products used to produce groove type butt and fillet welds. Provides extensive practice to develop the skills to achieve satisfactory welds of this type. Safety hazards and safe practices in arc welding are emphasized. In addition, this course will prepare students to take nationally recognized certification exam(s).

    WELD 207 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding (3 credits)

    Corequisites: WELD 100 or INDT 114. Considers various gas metal welding (GMAW) processes including microwire, flux-core, inner shield, and submerged arc with emphasis on metal inert gas welding. Techniques of welding in all positions on various thicknesses metal.