2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Surgical Technology

  
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    SRGT 1261 - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist


    Credits: 2

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 10
  
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    SRGT 1361 - Clinical-Surgical Technology / Technologist


    Credits: 3

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Clinical: 9
  
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    SRGT 1371 - Sterile Processing


    Credits: 3

    In-depth coverage of specialized surgical modalities in endoscopy, microsurgery, therapeutic surgical energies, and other integrated science technologies.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    SRGT 1372 - Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology for the Surgical Technologist


    Credits: 3

    Comprehensive study of the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous system, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Fast-paced online course designed for the surgical technologist.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
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    SRGT 1405 - Introduction to Surgical Technology


    Credits: 4

    Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
  
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    SRGT 1409 - Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques


    Credits: 4

    In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
  
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    SRGT 1441 - Surgical Procedures I


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1405 , SRGT 1409 
  
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    SRGT 1442 - Surgical Procedures II


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, EENT, cardiac, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1441 ;
  
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    SRGT 1463 - Clinical


    Credits: 4

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Clinical: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1361 
  
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    SRGT 1541 - Surgical Procedures I


    Credits: 5

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology, and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 4
  
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    SRGT 1542 - Surgical Procedures II


    Credits: 5

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive , ophthalmology, oral/maxillofacial, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 4
  
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    SRGT 1560 - Clinical-Surgical Technology / Technologist


    Credits: 5

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 25
  
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    SRGT 2130 - Professional Readiness


    Credits: 1

    Transition into the professional role of the surgical technologist. Includes professional readiness for employment, attaining certification, and maintaining certification status. A capstone experience may be included.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 1
  
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    SRGT 2463 - Clinical-Surgical Technology / Technologist


    Credits: 4

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Clinical: 17
    Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1463 

Surveying

  
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    SRVY 1301 - Introduction to Surveying


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the surveying profession. The History, Civilization, of surveying and its impact on the world. Review of the mathematics used in surveying. Introduction to basic surveying equipment with emphasis on measurements. Instruction on surveying procedures and the limitation of errors. Calculation to determine precision and error of closure.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    SRVY 1341 - Land Surveying


    Credits: 3

    A study of the measurement and determination of boundaries, areas, shapes, location through traversing techniques. Instruction in a variety of adjustment methods using programmed and non-programmed hand-held calculators and computers. Methods of traversing and adjustment of errors according to prevailing and applicable professional standards.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    SRVY 2348 - Plane Surveying


    Credits: 3

    Surveying instruments, basic measuring procedures, vertical and horizontal control, and traverse closure.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4

Teacher Education

  
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    EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework


    Credits: 3

    A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning; and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. In addition, the course focuses on numerous college, career, and life management topics necessary for students to make the most of their college investment. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): All students Must have taken the TSIA assessment. No specific scores are required.
    Note: Core curriculum course
  
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    EDUC 1301 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession


    Credits: 3

    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations and provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms.

    Course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and the course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing.

  
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    EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Special Populations


    Credits: 3

    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity, and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations and should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards.

    Must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 1301 , Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing


Technical Mathematics

  
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    TECM 1301 - Industrial Mathematics


    Credits: 3

    Math skills applicable to industrial occupations. Includes fraction and decimal manipulation, measurement, percentage, and problem solving techniques for equations and ratio/proportion applications.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
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    TECM 1303 - Technical Calculations


    Credits: 3

    Specific mathematical calculations required by business, industry, and health occupations.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0

Test Prep-Mathematics

  
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    PREM 0100 - Test Prep-Math


    Credits: 1

    Gives students a head starts in basic skill building in mathematics by providing a targeted review of basic skill, test preparation, and utilization of learning resources. Students will retake a TSI test after this intervention to determine proper placement in developmental education.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
  
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    PREM 0200 - Test Prep-Math


    Credits: 2

    Gives students a head starts in basic skill building in mathematics by providing a targeted review of basic skill, test preparation, and utilization of learning resources. Students will retake a TSI test after this intervention to determine proper placement in developmental education

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0

Transfer Credit/Foreign Lang.

  
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    LANG 1311 - Beginning Foreign Language I


    Credits: 3

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1411 is utilized

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 1312 - Beginning Foreign Language II


    Credits: 3

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1412 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 1411 - Beginning Foreign Language I


    Credits: 4

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1411 is utilized

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 1412 - Beginning Foreign Language II


    Credits: 4

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1412 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 1511 - Beginning Foreign Language I


    Credits: 5

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1411 is utilized

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 1512 - Beginning Foreign Language II


    Credits: 5

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 1412 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 2311 - Intermediate Foreign Language I


    Credits: 3

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 2311 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 2312 - Intermediate Foreign Language I


    Credits: 3

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 2312 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 2411 - Intermediate Foreign Language I


    Credits: 4

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 2311 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
  
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    LANG 2412 - Intermediate Foreign Language I


    Credits: 4

    This is a state-approved course prefix for posting transfer Credit of a foreign language course where there is no home equivalent. Transfer Credit with the LANG prefix is utilized in HCC degree plans in the same way as home foreign language courses with the number 2312 is utilized.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0

Translation

  
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    TRAI 1271 - Technology for Translation & Interpretation


    Credits: 2

    This course is an introduction to the equipment and electronic tools used by professional translators and interpreters throughout their workflow.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 1272 - Terminology Management and Research


    Credits: 2

    Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and technical fields will be covered. Students will learn how to ensure accuracy for highly specialized fields for which terminology may not yet be available. Different tools and techniques to find, store, and manage search results will be discussed.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 ; Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 1371 - Fundamentals of the Theory & Practice of Translation & Interpretation


    Credits: 3

    This course, taught in English, is an introduction to translation. Its goal is to teach students the basic principles of the theory of translation, the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, the main techniques and strategies for translating and interpreting as well as the differences between English and target language regarding grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 1372 - Writing, Editing & Revising for Translation


    Credits: 3

    This course is designed for translators, editors and writers of business and other specialized and technical documents. Learning activities focus on requirements for the production of final English drafts of good quality.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 1373 - Intercultural Communication


    Credits: 3

    This course focuses on important issues of global, national, regional and gender identities seen through the prism of translation activity. It scrutinizes the linguistic and cultural resources employed by translators to assimilate, channel, exploit, and localize discourses and voices in their respective environments. The focus will be on such areas as business, medical and legal areas as well as technical environments.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 1374 - Introduction to General Linguistics


    Credits: 3

    This course will familiarize students with the fundamental features and nature of human language, its structure, development, and its place in the society. It also introduces linguistics as a science, its history and methodology.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
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    TRAI 2271 - Fundamentals of Specialized Written Translation (Sci-Tech)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on translation of scientific and technical texts from source language (Spanish/Chinese/Russian/French) into the English language and vice versa, presenting linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 TRAI 1372 TRAI 1271 TRAI 1272  
  
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    TRAI 2272 - Introduction to Interpreting II (Medical)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on interpretation of medical content, from English into a target language (Spanish/French/Chinese Mandarin/Russian/Arabic, etc.) and vice versa, presenting linguistic, cultural, and subject-related issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1271  , TRAI 1272  , TRAI 1371 , TRAI 1373  
  
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    TRAI 2273 - Introduction to Interpreting III (Simultaneous)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on techniques and skills required for simultaneous interpretation including organizing and comprehending messages simultaneously, prediction skills, bilingual proficiency and multiculturalism, concentration, retention, and décalage. Students will practice this mode using scripts based on various scenarios

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 , TRAI 1373 
  
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    TRAI 2275 - Advanced Project in Translation


    Credits: 2

    Students will conduct a translation project demonstrating their ability to apply all the skills and tools taught in the Program.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371  , TRAI 1372  , TRAI 1271  , TRAI 1272  , TRAI 2271  , TRAI 2277  , TRAI 2278  ; Must be placed into college-level reading and college-level writing
  
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    TRAI 2277 - Fundamentals of Specialized Written Translation (Legal)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on translation of legal texts from English into a target language (Spanish/French/Chinese Mandarin/Russian, etc.) and vice versa, presenting linguistic, cultural, and subject-related issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 TRAI 1372 TRAI 1271 TRAI 1272 
  
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    TRAI 2278 - Fundamentals of Specialized Written Translation (Medical)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on translation of medical texts from English into a target language (Spanish/French/Chinese Mandarin/Russian, etc.) and vice versa, presenting linguistic, cultural, and subject-related issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 TRAI 1372 TRAI 1271 TRAI 1272 
  
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    TRAI 2279 - Introduction to Interpreting I (Legal)


    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on interpretation of legal content, including court interpreting, from English into a target language (Spanish/French/Chinese Mandarin/Russian/Arabic, etc.) and vice versa, presenting linguistic, cultural, and subject- related issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 , TRAI 1373 
  
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    TRAI 2375 - Localization and Audiovisual Translation


    Credits: 3

    In this course, students will learn how to translate and localize written texts, websites, software, mobile apps. and games. They will pay special attention to the cultural adaptation of content. They will also learn how to transcribe audio/video content and to translate audio/video content.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): TRAI 1371 TRAI 1372 TRAI 2271 
  
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    TRAI 2376 - Internship - Translation & Interpretation


    Credits: 3

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed jointly by the internship site supervisor, college and student. This will serve as the capstone course for the award.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 9
    Prerequisite(s): Must complete 75 % of the program

Travel & Tourism Management

  
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    TRVM 1327 - Special Events Design


    Credits: 3

    The development of a special event from the conceptual stage through completion. Emphasis on industry terminology, factors to consider when planning a special event, and contingency plans.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0

Virtual Reality

  
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    ITXR 2375 - Advanced XR Design


    Credits: 3

    This advanced course gives an overview of the XR design production pipeline including ergonomics, user testing, and interface design, while focusing in High-Immersion development. This course will also give the student the opportunity to begin creating a portfolio for successful self-promotion and employment in the industry.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): ITXR 2374  

Welding Technology

  
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    WLDG 1191 - Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist


    Credits: 1

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    Repeatable: This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
  
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    WLDG 1391 - Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist


    Credits: 3

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 2451  
    Repeatable: This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
  
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    WLDG 1407 - Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes


    Credits: 4

    Basic welding processes. Includes oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    WLDG 1413 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders


    Credits: 4

    A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.

    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 0
  
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    WLDG 1428 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


    Credits: 4

    An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, and various joint designs.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    WLDG 1430 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)


    Credits: 4

    A study of the principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1407  
  
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    WLDG 1434 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding


    Credits: 4

    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.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    WLDG 1435 - Introduction to Pipe Welding


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to the welding of pipe using the shielded-metal arc welding process, including electrodes selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld position 1G and 2G using various electrodes.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1457  
  
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    WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


    Credits: 4

    A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in various positions.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1428  
  
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    WLDG 2389 - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder


    Credits: 3

    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 9
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 2451  
  
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    WLDG 2413 - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes


    Credits: 4

    Instruction using layout tools and blueprint reading with demonstration and guided practices with some of the following welding processes: oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding, shield metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 2451  
  
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    WLDG 2447 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)


    Credits: 4

    Advanced topics in GMAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1407  , WLDG 1428  
  
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    WLDG 2451 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)


    Credits: 4

    Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1434 
  
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    WLDG 2453 - Advanced Pipe Welding


    Credits: 4

    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

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WLDG 2451  
 

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