The University of New Mexico
WLDT: Welding Technology Catalog Description

  Three Year Fall Semester Average
Course Catalog Description Enrollment Section
WLDT104 This course will introduce the student to a beginning level of arc welding and the introduction to safety as applied to the welding machine. Spring. 0.00 10.00 0.00
WLDT105 This course will introduce the student to the process of electrode manipulation, position welding and use of the different welding machines. Fall.
WLDT106 Introduction to the practices of open root welds in metals of various thickness of the butt and V-Bevel type in the four basic positions using several types of electrodes. Prepares and enables a welder to take a test for the shop building industry. Tested from the American Welding Society Code 5.19 for thickness groove qualification. 7.00 6.67 28.00
WLDT107 Directed to achieving high quality S.M.A.W. welds, which conform to specific codes and procedures. Competency in this course is encouraged before attempting pipe classes. Course will introduce American Welding Society D5.0 welding qualification codes. Prerequisite: 104*, 105*, 106*. 10.00 13.33 35.67
WLDT108 This course will introduce the student to gas welding process. The student will learn to handle and use the acetylene gas form of welding. Spring. 6.33 6.67 19.00
WLDT109 The student will learn to do brazing, soldering, and gas welding of the five basic joints and positions. Flame cutting is also introduced. Prerequisite: 108*. Fall. 8.00 13.33 24.00
WLDT120 Designed for persons who wish to perform welding tasks for themselves and procure and care for their own equipment and supplies. Spring.
WLDT125 The application of basic welding skills to improve techniques through fabrication of simple or small projects. (The student bears all materials costs.) Fall.
WLDT129 Designed as a beginning course in welding with emphasis on welding as an art form. Oxyacetylene welding is stressed but arc welding basics and beginning arc welding are also taught. Students are encouraged to design and build free-form projects. Includes brazing and cutting. Fall.
WLDT130 Utilizes advanced Arc and oxyacetylene welding skills and techniques on ferrous pipe in a rotating and/or a fixed position. Emphasis is placed on the open groove pipe joint. Course will include alignment techniques, oxyacetylene cutting of pipe, pre-heat interpass temperatures, and mechanical preparation of the joints. Spring. 7.33 6.67 29.33
WLDT141 Arc Welding Course designed to further the knowledge and skills of welders. The course begins with a short review of pipe welding and groove welds on plate in all positions and covers stainless steel, cupro nickel alloys, hard facing processes, gas metal arc welding or M.l.G. and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or T.l.G. Advanced uses for oxyacetylene and tempering and hardening steel and its alloys are also taught. Spring. 11.00 13.33 37.67
WLDT160 Designed specifically for welders with major emphasis on welding symbology reading of shop drawings. The course includes the nomenclature of structural shapes, the method for crafting a bill of materials and mechanics of making a cutting list from the plan. The course may be repeated once for credit. Fall. 7.00 6.67 21.00
WLDT165 Designed primarily as an introductory course for welders. The course includes recognition of ferrous and non-ferrous metals through use of field and shop tests and the relationships between their properties and welding process currently used for them. Fall.
WLDT220 The advanced portion of 120*. Involves typical industrial welding processes as they relate to repair of broken metallic items. Pre-requisite: Instructor approval. Spring.
WLDT225 Exclusively for the purpose of preparing an advanced student to take a code qualification welding test. The actual test is not included in this course. Prerequisite: instructor approval. Fall.
WLDT226 Designed to familiarize the student with the American Welding Society's codes that are in use today and for those wishing to become certified welding inspectors. Spring.
WLDT251 Designed as a first course in layout and fabrication. The course stresses layout symbols, lines and fabrication, shop procedure and machines. The course is primarily a course in how to layout and build using the basic concepts of plumb, level and square, the anatomy of circles and curves and how to apply them are also stressed. Fall.
WLDT270 A study of the current standards, methods and practices of destructive testing of welds. Test coupon samples are prepared with the electric arc (S.M.A.W.), M.l.G. processes and oxyacetylene (O.A.W.) processes. Students use pre-qualified joints and standard test plates they make on their own or those prepared by others in advanced classes. The course covers both pipe and structural welding code specifications including but not limited to The American Petroleum Institute (API) 1104. Destructive test methods studied in this course are tensile and bend tests separately or in combination with macroscopic examination and hardness testing. Spring. 4.00 6.67 12.00
WLDT272 A comprehensive study of methods of non-destruc-tive testing of welds. The course is limited to dye penetrants, magnetic particle, ultra-violet light, stress inspection and visual methods of weld testing and inspection. Included in this course are the applicable theory, weld symbols and basic metallurgy for in depth comprehension of the various test and inspection procedures. Spring.
WLDT274 A complete course, 18 weeks in duration, for learning the operation, basic care and routine calibration of one type of ultrasonic weld test device, the basic principles of which are directly transferable to other types and manufactures of similar equipment. Also included is a thorough series of lessons in how to operate, maintain and calibrate eddy current test equipment with special emphasis on material identification. Fall.
WLDT291 A scholarly research or investigation into an assigned or selected topic. Prerequisite: Program Coordinator approval.
WLDT295 A planned program of study and activity designed to give the student practical experience which involves student responsibilities and uses student knowledge and skills to provide an advanced learning experience. Arranged. 10.67 13.33 35.33
WLDT299 The student will work in a training facility in the Gallup area and, at the same time, will be attending the college during part of the day. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hr..

"WLDT: Welding Technology "Three Fall Subject Average - Enroll: 71.33 Capacity: 96.67 Credits: 242.00'