Jul 13, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 2306 - Human Sexuality


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality. Topics will be covered from various perspectives - biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective. The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her own decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom. This course is cross-listed as SOCI 2306. (Fall)

  
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    PSYC 2314 - Human Growth and Development


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about the study of human growth, development, and behavior, while considering the impact of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of growth from conception to maturity. Students will gain a better understanding of the study of human growth from conception to death, acquire a basic knowledge of human development and develop a familiarity with psychological terms. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    PSYC 2315 - Personal and Social Adjustment


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is the study of the application of psychological principles that are fundamental for successful human adjustment. Consideration is given to the problems of forming and maintaining human relationships, adjustment of self-identity, and social behavior. Personal growth and meaning are emphasized. Skills for success in college are also stressed.

  
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    PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301  or SOCI 1301 .
    Theories, methods, and applications of social psychology are presented. Topics include group behavior, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression and conflict, communication, and research methodology. This is the same course as SOCI 2326. (Spring)

  
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    PSYC 2389 - Service Learning Applied to College Courses


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This class meets approximately 32 hours during the semester and 30 hours at a work site during the semester. It is designed to enhance the college classroom experiences with service learning experiences. Students will be expected to establish learning goals/objectives for a specific course requiring service learning experiences and tie the two courses together to meet the goals/objectives. Work sites will include only non-profit agencies and students volunteer for 30 hours of work during the semester.


Reading

  
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    NCBR 0100 - Non-Course Based Reading


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lab each week.
    This course is designed for students who pass the writing portion of the TSI assessment, but not the reading.  Students who are eligible for this course may also enroll in  ,  , or  , provided the reading placement score is 347-350. Instruction will be individualized based on a pre-test using MyFoundationsLab.

    Note: Instructor approval required.

Social Work

  
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    SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Co-requisites: PSYC 2389  

    This course examines the historical development and current characteristics of the social welfare institution, the nature of professional social work practice, the educational preparation for generalist social work practice, and clarifies the individual student’s interest in the potential for social work practice. (Fall, Spring)

  
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    SOCW 2364 - Foundations of Social Work Practice


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Provides an overview of the generalist social work approach to practice. Students develop relationship-building, problem-identification and data-gathering skills to be used with all levels of client systems. Interviewing and written documentation skills are developed through videotaped interviews, role plays and written assignments. Special attention is given to ethical practice and issues of diversity. (Fall)

  
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    SOCW 2365 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Examines biophysical, psychological, and behavioral domains of human development. Individuals and families’ interactions with the environment are emphasized during each phase of the life cycle: infancy and early childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, middle adulthood, and the later years. Major theories to underpin assessment and intervention with individual and family client systems are presented within the broader context of a systems approach. (Spring)


Sociology

  
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    SOCI 1301 - Introductory Sociology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course provides for the analysis within a sociological context of the emergence of “society” and its “culture” as well as the prevailing social processes. It also focuses on the basic principles of socialization, social class stratification, and the emergence of the primary social institutions within our culture.

  
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    SOCI 1306 - Social Problems


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course is an analysis of a wide variety of deviant behavior prevalent in American society. It focuses on the characteristics of the deviants and societal responses to their behavior. (Fall)

  
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    SOCI 2301 - Marriage and Family


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    An analysis of courtship patterns and marriage as well as a study of family forms, relationships and functions is provided by this course. Socio-cultural differences in family behavior are also included.

  
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    SOCI 2306 - Human Sexuality


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course will provide an overview of the broad field of human sexuality. Topics will be covered from various perspectives - biological, sociological, anthropological, etc., but will focus primarily on the psychological perspective. The goal is for each student to learn factual, scientifically-based information that will provoke thought and contribute to his/her own decision-making on sexual issues outside of the classroom. This course is cross-listed as PSYC 2306. (Fall)

  
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    SOCI 2319 - Minority Studies I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of minority groups. May include African-American, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American issues.

  
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    SOCI 2326 - Social Psychology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301  or SOCI 1301 .
    Theories, methods, and applications of social psychology are presented. Topics include group behavior, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression and conflict, communication, and research methodology. This is the same course as PSYC 2319. (Spring)

  
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    SOCI 2336 - Criminology


    3 credithours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course surveys various theories of crime, with an emphasis on understanding the social causes of criminal behavior. The techniques for measuring crime as a social phenomenon and the characteristics of criminals are examined. This course addresses crime types (such as consensual or white-collar crimes), the criminal justice system, and other social responses to crime.

  
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    SOCI 2340 - Drug Use and Abuse


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course looks at the use and abuse of drugs in today’s society. There is an emphasis on the physiological, sociological, and psychological factors.


Spanish

  
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    SPAN 1300 - Beginning Conversational Spanish I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and guided drill are provided in class each week.
    Basic practice in comprehension and production of the spoken language.

  
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    SPAN 1311 - Beginning Spanish I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture/guided drill are provided in the classroom and/or online each week.
    Basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.

  
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    SPAN 1312 - Beginning Spanish II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture/guided drill are provided in the classroom and/or online each week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1311  or approval of the instructor
    Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the higher beginner to low intermediate level.

  
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    SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture/guided drill are provided in the classroom and/or online each week.
    Basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.

  
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    SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture/guided drill are provided in the classroom and/or online each week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1411  or approval of instructor.
    Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the higher beginner to low intermediate level.

  
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    SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1312  or approval of instructor.
    The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

  
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    SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2311  or approval of instructor.
    The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

  
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    SPAN 2313 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class per week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1312  or approval of instructor.
    Builds upon existing oral proficiencies of heritage speakers of Spanish. Enhances proficiencies in the home-based language by developing a full range of registers including public speaking and formal written discourse. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

  
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    SPAN 2315 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class per week.
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2313  or approval of instructor.
    Builds upon existing oral proficiencies of heritage speakers of Spanish. Enhances proficiencies in the home-based language by developing a full range of registers including public speaking and formal written discourse. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

  
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    SPAN 2389 - Academic Cooperative - Police


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of Spanish language and literature.


Speech

  
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    SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302  
    Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context, with emphasis on audience analysis, speaker delivery, ethics of communication, cultural diversity, and speech organizational techniques to develop students’ speaking abilities.

  
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    SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302  
    Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams, and technologically mediated formats.

  
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    SPCH 1342 - Voice and Diction


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Intensive work is provided in the development of the voice through a study of the physical structure involved in the voice, exercises for development of resonance, range, flexibility, intensity, control of voice. Required for all theatre majors. (Fall, Spring)


Theatre

  
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    DRAM 1120 - Theatre Practicum


    1 to 3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One to six laboratory hours each week.
    This laboratory course is open to all students interested in theatre. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation in college productions. May be repeated for a total of six credits. (Fall, Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1220 - Theatre Practicum


    1 to 3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One to six laboratory hours each week.
    This laboratory course is open to all students interested in theatre. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation in college productions. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1310 - Introduction to Theatre


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Survey of all phases of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to the fine arts. Participation in major productions may be required.

  
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    DRAM 1320 - Theatre Practicum


    1 to 3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One to six laboratory hours each week.
    This laboratory course is open to all students interested in theatre. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation in college productions. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1330 - Stagecraft I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to give the student practical experience in basic techniques of scene construction, painting and rigging. It includes laboratory work in conjunction with theatre productions and is required of all theatre majors. (Fall, Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1341 - Makeup


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three laboratory hours each week.
    Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing believable characters. Includes discussion of basic makeup principles and practical experience of makeup application.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1351 - Acting I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week and participation in all theatre productions.
    This introduction to the art of acting includes techniques of speech, movement, pantomime, characterization, and participation in laboratory scenes and departmental productions. It is required of all theatre majors. (Fall, Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 1352 - Acting II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week and participation in all theatre productions.
    Prerequisite: DRAM 1351 .
    A continuation of DRAM 1351 . (Fall, Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 2331 - Stagecraft II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    A continuation of DRAM 1330 . (Fall, Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    DRAM 2336 - Voice for the Theater


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Application of the performer’s use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. Encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer’s speaking abilities.

  
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    DRAM 2361 - Theatre History I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A course that is open to all students. It is designed to acquaint the student with types of drama, the theatre’s historical developments, stage terms, and styles of acting and the functions of its various personnel.


Welding

  
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    WLDG 1313 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes, including systems of measurement and industry standards. Interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    WLDG 1391 - Special Topics: Plasma Table Operations


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1313 
    A study of CNC Plasma table operation. Emphasis placed on terminology, graphic description, and operating processes, including systems of measurement and industry standards. Interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    WLDG 1412 - Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    An overview of terminology, safety procedures, and equipment set-up. Practice in performing T-joints, lap joints, and butt joints using self-shielding and dual-shield electrodes.

  
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    WLDG 1417 - Introduction to Layout and Fabrication


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1313 , WLDG 1425 , WLDG 1428 , WLDG 1430 , WLDG 1434  or consent of instructor.
    A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

  
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    WLDG 1421 - Introduction to Welding Fundamentals


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding, including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-fuel welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy.

  
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    WLDG 1425 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, including history and future in welding, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies.

  
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    WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week
    An introduction to shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.

  
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    WLDG 1430 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc (MIG)Welding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of GMAW equipment and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

  
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    WLDG 1434 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1425 .
    An introduction to the principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), setup/use of GTAW equipment, and safe use of tools and equipment. Welding instruction in various positions on joint designs.

  
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    WLDG 1435 - Introduction to Pipe Welding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and five hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1428  or WLDG 1434 .
    An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

  
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    WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and five hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1428 .
    A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in all test positions.

  
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    WLDG 2380 - Cooperative Education - Welder/Welding Technologist


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and fourteen hours of external experience.
    Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the College, employer, and student. Under supervision of the College and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

  
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    WLDG 2453 - Advanced Pipe Welding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and five hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: WLDG 1435  or WLDG 1434  or WLDG 1428 .
    Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes.

 

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