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Click here to view the degree Fact SheetWelding Technology at Casper CollegeThe Welding program at Casper College strives to offer the most comprehensive instructional welding program in Wyoming and the region. The goal of the program is to provide the industry with tomorrow's technology today.

Students are exposed to a broad spectrum of career opportunities to ensure graduates a rewarding career in the field of welding and joining. The industry provides instructors with a variety of challenges, which in turn allows the faculty to create a flexible work environment and new curricula for students.

Instructors provide positive support, professional skill development and job-placement assistance. Their experience in multiple industry welding operations, welding inspection across the United States, certification through the American Welding Society, and the most recent educational instructional experience all contribute to students' development.

The instructors cover the latest techniques in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), automated submerged arc welding and plasma applications.Simulating job-related situations, students test their skills during classroom exercises and undergo practical testing in accordance with today's codes and standards. Casper College welding students are exposed to nearly all of Wyoming's supporting industries.

Contact Information:
Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
307-268-2494
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      Darin Miller
Department Head
(307) 268-2278
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    • Office: WT 145
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Welding ClassWELD 1555 Welding Technology Safety (1L,1LB,1.5CR):
Designed to increase awareness of accident prevention and to recognize potential hazards in the working environment. Emphasis in the theory and practice of hand tools and shop equipment including good working habits toward drilling, tapping, grinding, filing, letter stamping, metal cutting, drill sharpening, machine guarding, and layout.

WELD 1650 Print Reading (2L,2CR):
Designed to develop technical understanding of standard American Welding Society (AWS) symbols contained on engineering drawings and to effectively use this information to communicate welding instructions from the designer to the welder and fitter.

WELD 1700 General Welding (.5L,1LB,1CR) or (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
Includes the study of oxyacetylene welding, cutting and brazing (OAW, OAC), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Students should develop skills necessary to produce quality welds on mild steel joints utilizing both processes.

WELD 1710 Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting (1L,1LB,1.5CR):
Instruction in welding safety, oxyacetylene cutting (OAC), oxyacetylene welding (OAW) and torch brazing (TB) processes. Identification of the most common joint designs, including joining processes using bead, fillet, and groove welds. Applications used with art forms, pipe welding, and nonferrous metals are covered.

WELD 1755 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (2L,10LB,7CR):
Provides the student with the technical knowledge of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) safety, power sources, and electrode classification and selection. Training is provided to develop skills necessary to produce quality welds on mild steel in all positions using mild steel electrodes, low hydrogen electrodes, and iron powder electrodes using both AC and DC current.

WELD 1770 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (1L,7LB,4.5CR):
Provides the student with a technical understanding of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, trouble-shooting and adjustments, metal transfer, shielding gases, and welding safety. Will include training in the gas metal arc spray and short circuit transfer, Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Innershield.

WELD 1780 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (1L,7LB,4.5CR):
Provides the student with the knowledge and understanding of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process, welding safety, and arc characteristics. Students should develop skills necessary to produce quality fillet and open groove welds on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

WELD 1820 GMAW and GTAW Welding (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
Provides basic instruction in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes. Emphasis on safety, machine set-up and trouble-shooting, and power sources. Students should develop skills necessary to produce quality welds on mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel joints utilizing both processes.

WELD 1860 Welding Fabrication (1L,7LB,4.5CR):
Building a project of their choice, students display design, layout, and welding skills. Abilities are further developed using a variety of processes on construction of metal structures. Students are given the opportunity to compete in local and national competition with their projects. Prerequisite: WELD 1650, 1710 and 1750.

WELD 1910 Specialized Welding and Joining (2L,2LB,3CR):
Emphasizes unique applications of hard-to-join metals and plastics. Utilizing modern technology, students are exposed to new dimensions in welding. Various laboratory exercises will cover plasma, submerged arc welding, resistance spot welding, metal surfacing, thermal torch spraying, thermoplastic welding. Prerequisite: WELD 1710, 1780 and 2510.

WELD 1975 Independent Study Welding (1-3CR):
Provides an option for students with sufficient background to pursue special interests in the welding laboratory under contract with the instructor. Prerequisite: Welding majors only.

WELD 1980 Cooperative Work Experience (1-8CR) (Max. 8):
Advanced students are afforded the opportunity to gain practical on-the job experience in their specialties. Students will be supervised by the instructor and the employer. A minimum of 80 hours of on-the-job training represents one semester credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

WELD 2500 Structural Welding (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
A continuation of ARC welding techniques utilizing Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) on a variety of structural applications. Emphasis will be placed on multiple positions and joint geometry common to industry. Testing and course material will be based on the American Welding Society Structural Welding Code D1.1. Prerequisite: WELD, 1710, 1760 and 1770.

WELD 2510 Pipe Welding I (1L,5LB,3.5CR):
An introduction to pipe fabrication. Emphasis will be on joint preparation, formulas used in pipe layout, and uphill and downhill techniques. Welding will be done on carbon steel using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process with qualification testing in accordance with API and ASME codes. Prerequisite: WELD 1700 and 1710.

WELD 2520 Pipe Welding II (2L,6LB,5CR):
Designed to combine skills developed in previous courses to prepare pipe joints on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum pipe. Welding will be done using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Gas Metal Welding (GMAW) processes in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions. This course includes a welder qualification performance test in accordance with Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Prerequisite: WELD 1710, 1780 and 2510.

WELD 2670 Welding Inspection (2L,1LB,2.5CR):
For supervisors, engineers, inspectors, and fabricators who require the knowledge to evaluate the adequacies of weldments and their compliance with welding procedures, codes and specifications. Coverage of weld discontinuities and defects, including the testing methods used today. Joint geometry, weld processes, filler metal applications, and metallurgy will be emphasized to broaden the spectrum for those involved with quality control operations. Prerequisite: WELD 1755, 1770, 1780, or permission of the instructor.

WELD 2680 Welding Metallurgy (2L,2LB,3CR):
Instruction in different grain structures of commonly used metals and their reaction to heat treatment, welding machining, surface treatments, and mechanical stress. Various laboratory exercise on stress relief, shrinkage, fatigue, ingotism, and cooling rates will be presented. Designed for anyone interested in welding, machining, or industrial arts requiring knowledge of classification and characteristics of metals.

WELD 2970 Welding Internship (1-8CR):
Students will be placed in selected welding related industries for guided learning experiences providing the students with practical application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

WELD 2995 Welding Workshop (2LB,1CR):
A variable interest course in the welding field designed for vocational education instructors only.

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