2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Pipefitting

  
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    PIPE 103 Plumbing and Pipefitting Heating


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course covers the principles of steam and hydronic heating, various types of steam systems in use, and proper sizing and tapping of steam units. The study of hydronics includes one-pipe, two-pipe, high temperature and pressure systems, heat loss calculations, and the design of hydronic systems.
  
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    PIPE 104 Plumbing and Pipefitting Code


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course covers current plumbing rules and regulations governing installation of plumbing systems, rules and regulations pertaining to joints, traps, cleanouts, water distribution, fixtures, and drainage.

Political Science

  
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    POLSC 101 Principles of Political Science

    (S5 903)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides an introduction to the core concepts of political science. Students explore the questions political scientists ask, the means by which they answer those questions, and the types of answers that have emerged in response to contemporary problems.
  
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    POLSC 140 Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

    (S5 900)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the core concepts in political science that allow for a better understanding of the principles and organization of government and politics in the United States at the national, state and local levels.
  
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    POLSC 152 U.S., State, and Local Government

    (S5 902)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course describes the politics, function, and decision-making process of state and local governments in the United States. Special emphasis is placed on the historical development of Illinois government and political culture. Current issues facing state and local government agencies are also described and discussed.
  
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    POLSC 230 Introduction to Comparative Government

    (S5 905)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This introduction to comparative politics encompasses both Western and Non-Western political structures. Emphasis is on the political economy of development, the causes and effects of different systems of government, and the historical and cultural context of political formations across the globe.
  
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    POLSC 240 Introduction to International Relations

    (S5 904)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the core concepts and major issues shaping international relations and world politics. Topics to be explored may include: globalization, international organizations, human rights, environmental problems, development, terrorism, war, and peace.
  
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    POLSC 250 Introduction to Political Philosophy

    (PLS 913)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    Survey of major political philosophers and concepts in the history of political thought. The course focuses on classical and modern theorists, emphasizing such concepts as justice, equality, power, liberty, and rights.
  
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    POLSC 260 Model Illinois Government


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    1 lecture, 2 lab hrs, 2 hrs credit
    This course provides instruction on parliamentary procedure, bill analysis, policy research, drafting legislation, and parliamentary debate. This instruction prepares students to role play various legislative positions at the annual Model Illinois Government (MIG) competition. Students enrolled in this course are automatically part of the MIG team and are expected to participate in the event.

Psychology

  
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    PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology

    (S6 900)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces psychology as a scientific approach to understanding human behavior. The history of the field, its methods, and research tools are covered. Topics include physiology, sensation, perception, motivation, learning and memory, maturation and development, personality, individual differences, social behavior, and abnormal behavior and its therapies.
  
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    PSYCH 102 Human Growth and Development: Life Span

    (S6 902)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course surveys the normal biological, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development characteristics of life phases from conception through adulthood to death.
  
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    PSYCH 202 Educational Psychology


    Prerequisite: PSYCH 101  
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course is an introduction to the application of psychology to the problems of education in a variety of educational settings. It examines the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, personality, and measurement and evaluation.
  
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    PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology

    (PSY 905)
    Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course covers theories and techniques applied to the labeling of “abnormal” behavior as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Topics include research methods; definition, assessment, and categorization of abnormal behavior; diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  
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    PSYCH 204 Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course studies the behavior of men and women as they adjust to the people, objects, and surroundings encountered in the workplace. Emphasis is on applying data gathered to maximize the economic and psychological well-being of all employees and constituencies. Topics include research methods; personnel selection, placement, and training; job analysis and performance appraisal; job satisfaction and motivation; leadership; organizational decision making; and organizational development.
  
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    PSYCH 212 Theories of Personality


    Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course studies the development and structure of human personality. Students consider a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding human personality: psychoanalytical, humanistic, behavioral/social, cognitive, and traits. Readings include works by Freud, Adler, Horney, Sullivan, Fromm, Rogers, Jung, Maslow, Jourad, and others. Emphasis is on the application of personality theories to the understanding of self.
  
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    PSYCH 215 Social Psychology

    (S8 900; PSY 908)
    Prerequisite: PSYCH 101 
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    A systematic introduction to theory and research on the ways social factors influence individual and group behavior. Examines attitudes, social perception, the establishment of norms, conformity, leadership, group dynamics and research methods, emphasizing their effects on the individual.
  
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    PSYCH 217 Human Sexuality


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    Principles, theories, and points of view concerning human sexuality with emphasis on the psychological and social aspects of human sexuality. The primary aim of this course is to provide a framework for and encourage responsible decision making with respect to the sexual aspect of our total being.

Reading

  
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    RDG 098 Foundations of College Reading


    Prerequisite: Qualifying score on COMPASS Reading Placement Test
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs non-degree, non-transfer credit
    This course reviews basic reading skills and strategies. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ vocabulary and comprehension skills for effective reading. Students learn the reading process and develop literal, interpretive, and evaluative skills. (may be repeated two times)

Registered Nursing

  
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    RN 100 R.N. First Assistant


    Prerequisite: Professional registered nurse, current license, current CNOR and 2 years surgical nursing experience, or eligible for CNOR at end of courses; sponsoring surgeon and letter of recommendation from employer. Consent of instructor.
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course provides prospective RN first assistants with advanced knowledge of anatomy/physiology and techniques related to operative procedures. It focuses on collaboration of the RN First Assistant and surgeon in delivery of optimal perioperative care and its impact on professional nursing. The course provides theoretical knowledge of asepsis/infection control, hemostasis, retracting/wound exposure, tissue handling, proper instrument usage, clamping, ligation, and suturing. It also provides a theoretical foundation based on extensive scientific knowledge and includes nursing concepts and clinical judgment for advanced nursing practice.
  
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    RN 101 R.N. First Assistant Internship


    Prerequisite: RN 100 
    6 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course provides theoretical instruction and practical skills attainment for the role and responsibility of a registered nurse first assistant.

Social Science

  
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    SOCSC 105 African American Masculine Identity


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week, 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the major psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives about African American masculine identity, emphasizing race, ethnicity, and scholarship. A survey of contemporary and emergent theorists and practitioners and an examination of ways black male scholarly writing has informed past, present, and future encounters and status are included.

Social Work

  
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    SWK 201 Introduction to Social Work


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the historical background and nature of social work theory, agencies and policy. It provides insight into social service organizations and agencies. Students examine the human concerns of various at-risk populations. This course also presents the knowledge bases and skills of social work practice, and enables students to evaluate their interests and capacities for entering the profession of social work. (same as SOCIO 201)

Sociology

  
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    SOCIO 101 Introduction to Sociology

    (S7 900)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: hrs transfer credit
    This course explores the major concepts, theories, and research methods within the field of sociology. Students examine how their behavior is shaped by the groups they belong to and the society in which they live. Topics for discussion include culture, socialization, social institutions, deviant behaviors, social stratification, and social inequalities, particularly classism, racism, and sexism.
  
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    SOCIO 111 Contemporary Social Issues

    (S7 901)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides an analysis of the major social problems facing the world today. Students examine issues of contemporary interest from a sociological perspective. Topics for discussion may include crime and violence, technology, the role of the media, problems of the family, educational and workplace issues, and the environment. Also included are issues of social class, race and ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation.
  
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    SOCIO 201 Introduction to Social Work


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the historical background and nature of social work theory, agencies, and policy. It provides insight into social service organizations and agencies. Students examine the human concerns of various at-risk populations. This course also presents the knowledge bases and skills of social work practice, and enables students to evaluate their interests and capacities for entering the profession of social work. (same as SWK 201)
  
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    SOCIO 210 Marriage and the Family

    (S7 902)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides an understanding of sociological concepts, theories, and research methods in relation to marriage and family issues. It focuses on the ever-changing dynamics of relationships and the influence of contemporary society on family life. Special emphasis is placed on communication in relationships, dating and mate selection, love, parenting, balancing work and family, violence in relationships, and divorce.
  
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    SOCIO 215 Sex, Gender, and Power

    (S7 904D)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course explores the origins of gender inequities. It examines the development of gender roles, the consequences of dividing society along gender lines, and the effects of changing cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity.
  
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    SOCIO 220 Race Relations: A Multicultural Perspective

    (S7 903D)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course focuses on the analysis of racial, religious, ethnic, and other groups. It examines the persistence of group identity, inter-group relations, social movements, government policy, and related social problems. Groups studied include African Americans, Latinos, European-Americans, Asian- Americans, and Native Americans.

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 101 Spanish I


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language. The workbook and homework complement class work. Classes are conducted mainly in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 102 Spanish II


    Prerequisite: SPAN 101 ; or 2 years high school Spanish within the past 5 years; or qualifying score on Spanish placement test; or instructor consent
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This is a beginning course designed to continue development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language. The workbook and homework complement class work. Classes are conducted mainly in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 110 Healthcare Spanish


    Prerequisite: Compass reading score of 60 or higher or completion of RDG 098  with a C or better
    3 lectures per week; 3 hours credit
    This course is designed to develop practical Spanish communication skills for healthcare professionals. The course will focus on oral communication skills, especially listening and speaking but with some attention to reading and writing. The goals will include learning how to use medical terminology, greetings, commands and commonly used phrases. This course is intended for students with no previous experience in Spanish and is not for native speakers.
  
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    SPAN 120 Latin American Culture and Civilization


    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week; 3 hours transfer credit
    This course introduces students to the cultures, geography, history, literature, music, and arts of present-day Latin America. This course is conducted in English.
  
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    SPAN 201 Spanish III


    Prerequisite: SPAN 102 ; or 3 years of high school Spanish within the past 5 years; or qualifying score on Spanish placement test; or instructor consent
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This course provides a review of basic phonetic elements and syntax as an aid to improvement and expansion of good pronunciation and composition. It introduces Hispanic cultures. Classes are conducted in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 202 Spanish IV

    (H1 900)
    Prerequisite: SPAN 201 
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
    This is a literature-based course designed to increase students’ knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. It includes a review of grammar, composition, conversation, reading and comprehension.

Surgical Technology

  
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    SRT 102 Patient Care I


    Prerequisite: Acceptance into Surgical Technology program
    2 lecture hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    Students learn to assess patient needs and response to illness and hospitalization. Emphasis is on routine care and procedures for surgical patients. Students also learn patient rights and care of specimens. Basics of medical terminology are incorporated.
  
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    SRT 103 Patient Care II


    Prerequisite: SRT 102 
    1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit
    Concepts of documentation, emergency procedures and thermoregulatory devices are covered. The basics of pharmacology and anesthesia are incorporated.
  
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    SRT 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology


    Prerequisite: Acceptance into Surgical Technology program
    5 lecture, 4 lab hrs per week: 7 hrs credit
    The basic concepts and principles for developing skill competencies required to assist in surgery are covered beginning with the health care system and continuing with specifics of the surgical area. Microbiology and asepsis are stressed.
  
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    SRT 120 Surgical Procedures I


    Prerequisite: SRT 110 
    5 lecture hrs per week: 5 hrs credit
    Basic surgical procedures including the pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative phases commonly performed in the operating room setting are covered. Emphasis is on general/ rectal surgery, obstetrical/gynecological surgery, and genito-urinary surgery.
  
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    SRT 122 Applied Surgical Procedures I


    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in SRT 120  
    8 lab hrs per week: 1 hrs credit
    Students learn to apply concepts and skills learned in SRT 120  in clinical settings arranged by program coordinator.
  
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    SRT 130 Surgical Procedures II


    Prerequisite: SRT 120 
    6 lectures per week: 6 hrs credit
    This course continues the study of basic surgical procedures, emphasizing the following surgical specialties: ophthalmic surgery; ear, nose and throat surgery; head and neck surgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery; plastic surgery; orthopedic surgery; hand surgery; and endoscopic surgery.
  
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    SRT 132 Applied Surgical Procedures II


    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in SRT 130  
    12 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    Students learn to apply concepts and skills learned in SRT 130  in clinical settings arranged by program coordinator.
  
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    SRT 140 Surgical Procedures III


    Prerequisite: SRT 130 
    6 lectures per week: 6 hrs credit
    This course continues the study of basic surgical procedures, emphasizing these surgical specialties: neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and general pediatric surgery.
  
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    SRT 142 Applied Surgical Procedures III


    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in SRT 140  
    12 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    Students learn to apply concepts and skills learned in SRT 140  in clinical settings arranged by program coordinator.
  
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    SRT 298 Surgical Technology Seminar


    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in SRT 299  , SRT 142, and consent of program coordinator
    4 lecture per week: 4 hr credit
    This seminar provides a comprehensive review that prepares students to take the Surgical Technologist certification exam. Also, workplace issues, résumé preparation, interviewing strategies, and employee attributes are discussed for students enrolled in the Surgical Technology internship.
  
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    SRT 299 Applied Surgical Procedures IV


    Prerequisite: SRT 142  and concurrent registration in SRT 298 
    12 lab hrs per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course is designed to provide real-world experience for students in Surgical Technology programs. Students are supervised in clinical settings arranged by the program coordinator.

Technology of Mathematics and Science

  
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    TECH 109 Technical Mathematics I


    Prerequisite: AMATH 112  with a C or better; MATH 090  with a C or better; or qualifying score on the Math Placement Test.
    4 lectures per week: 4 hrs credit
    This course is a study of beginning to intermediate algebra with geometry and right angle trigonometry. All math content is focused on applications used in technical disciplines, such as electricity, automotive, CAD, and manufacturing technology. Topics include algebraic operations, linear and quadratic equations, solving formulas, functions, systems of equations, unit analysis, angles, areas, volumes, and trigonometric functions.

Theatre

  
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    THTRE 101 Understanding Theatre

    (F1 907)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This course is a survey of theatre arts including a study of aesthetic and dramatic principles in selected plays, analysis of representative theatrical forms for cultural and social significance, critiques of theatre performances, and an overview of stage formats and technology.
  
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    THTRE 111 Fundamentals of Acting

    (TA 914)
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
    3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
    This is a beginning course in acting. A proper balance of theory and actual practice is maintained to develop both inner and outer acting techniques. An attempt is made to relate acting to good plays and to play production.

Tool and Die Making

  
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    TOOL 101 Tool and Die Processes


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course introduces students to tool, die and stamping fundamentals. Topics specifically covered include bending, forming, stretching, drawing, and coining operations of sheet metal. Additionally, sheet metal stamping processes and their components are discussed.
  
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    TOOL 102 Tool and Die Maintenance


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
    This course introduces students to tool, die, and stamping maintenance fundamentals. Topics specifically covered include troubleshooting techniques, analytical methods, and process optimization for stamping machinery and the associated dies.

Welding

  
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    WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxyfuel Welding


    Prerequisite: None
    2 lectures, 2 lab hours per week: 3 hrs credit
    This course teaches procedures and techniques in arc and oxyacetylene welding. Topics include health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment, proper welding procedures for arc and oxyacetylene, arc and oxyacetylene steel welding, welding machines and polarities, filler metal identification, welding positions, and oxyacetylene cutting.
  
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    WELD 215 Intermediate Arc Welding/SMAW, GMAW


    Prerequisite: WELD 115  with a C or better
    2 lectures, 2 lab hours per week: 3 hrs credit
    Principles and techniques of joining metals with an electric arc as the source; includes arc welding uses, safety, techniques, flame cutting, joint design, welding costs, electric currents and power sources, carbon arc cutting, filler metal selection, hard facing, and metal identification. Procedures and techniques in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GMAW and FCAW processes and equipment, equipment operation and welding techniques, power source and wire feed types and controls, welding currents and polarities, welding wires in GMAW and FCAW processes, shielding gases, and mild steel and aluminum welding.
  
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    WELD 265 Advanced Arc Welding/GMAW


    Prerequisite: WELD 215  with a C or better
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    Procedures and techniques in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Includes health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, GTAW process and equipment, equipment operation and techniques, power source types and controls, welding currents and polarities, tungsten electrodes, shielding gases, mild steel welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welding, and GTAW certification. Principles and techniques of pipe welding. Includes introduction to pipe layout and drawing equipment. Also includes an introduction to performance testing, types of pipe, methods. and preparation of pipe joints and miter joints, methods of joining pipe and miter joints.
  
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    WELD 268 Advanced Independent Projects


    Prerequisite: WELD 215  with a C or better
    2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit
    Independent projects as directed by professor utilizing all welding and fabrication skills. Principles and techniques of steel layout and fabrication welding. Includes measurement, print reading review, layout tools, layout techniques, hand-held power tool safety and use, large power tool safety and use, drawing interpretation, structural methods, and welding projects.
 

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