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Welding Technology
METAL SCULPTURE Certificate 2006-2007 Catalog
This program builds upon the Art Metals Certificate. It offers additional training in the arts, as well as the applied-skills welding courses necessary to obtain employment as an art metals technician. All courses may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology with a specialization in Art Metals.

Program Course # WLDG 1405 WLDG 1407 WLDG 2433 ARTS 1316 WLDG 1491 WLDG 1442 WLDG 2440+# WLDG 1434 ARTS 2323+

Course Title Art Metals Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes Metalsmithing Drawing I Special Topics in Welder/Welding Technologist Metal Sculpture Advanced Art Metal (Studio Problems) Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding Life Drawing I

Sem Hrs. 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3

Sem Taken


College (If not ACC)

+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions. # Capstone course Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.

ARTS 1316 DRAWING I (3-2-4). Fundamentals of drawing; consideration of line, space, form, and perspective in rendering from still life, landscape,

or the human figure. Emphasis on composition and development of hand-eye coordination. Fee: $20 Skills: E
ARTS 2323 LIFE DRAWING I (3-2-4). Detailed study of the human form. Emphasis on rendering, mood, expression, and skeletal and muscular

structure. Fee: $20 Skills: E Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 or department approval.
WLDG 1405 ART METALS (4-3-3). Fundamentals of conceptualizing and producing utilitarian items in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Skill

development through the techniques of sinking, raising, repousse', and piercing to create objects from flat sheet. Topics include brazing, soldering, tinning, polishing, and tool making. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50
WLDG 1407 INTRODUCTION TO WELDING USING MULTIPLE PROCESSES (4-3-3). An overview of the basic welding processes, including

oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flex cored arc welding (FCAW). Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50
WLDG 1434 INTRODUCTION TO GAS TUNGSTEN ARC (GTAW) WELDING (4-3-3). An introduction to the principles of Gas Tungsten Arc

Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Flux-Cored Arc Welding; setup and use of equipment, and safe use of tools and equipment. Welding instruction in various positions and joint designs. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50

WLDG 1442 METAL SCULPTURE (4-3-3). Instruction in the techniques and methods of art metals and metalsmithing. Skill development in

welding, brazing, and finishing techniques. Topics address work ethics, artistic styles, and professionalism. Students will be urged to develop individualized work ethics and artistic styles. All welding, brazing, and finishing techniques will be open to the student's discretion. This is the Capstone Experience course for the Art Metals Certificate. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50
WLDG 1491 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WELDER/WELDING TECHNOLOGIST (4-3-3). Course designed for the student who wants to pursue special

topics and directed studies in welding, joining, and materials technology. Topics vary. 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. May be substituted for required courses in some degree and certificate plans with approval from Department Chair. Architectural Hardware-- Emphasis on the manufacture of architectural hardware and ornament encountered in the black-smithing and metalsmithing industries. Coppersmithing--Course designed for developing skills in the use of copper for sinking, raising, and repousse to create objects from flat sheets. Topics will include soldering, polishing, and surface treatment to produce utilitarian items in copper. Furniture Design and Production--This course will guide students through furniture production practices from design through manufacture in metals. Design criteria, layout and production methods, client relations, and welding in various processes will be topics to enrich the learning experience. Industry Practices--Topics initiated by students on current industry practices with instructor approval. Designed to acquaint the student with current needs of industry. Where applicable, field trips to area installations to observe the manufacturing applications. Information theory on market analysis for students defining career choices. Business planning for those desiring to become entrepreneurs. Metal Design & Function--Course designed for developing skills in designing and fabricating functional metal objects using and aesthetic skills in the spirit of quality craftsmanship. Students will utilize various metal-working and welding techniques as they apply to fabricating realistic projects, with a special emphasis on concept, design, and safety. Tool Making--Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation in tool making and relevant to the professional development of the student. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50
WLDG 2433 METALSMITHING (4-3-3). A study of welding techniques for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Skill development in brazing, forging,

and welding in all processes to include coal and gas forges. Emphasis on combining metals and processes to demonstrate technique versatility. Students will be urged to produce individualized items or objects of junction. Combining metals and processes will be encouraged in order to give a strong understanding of the versatility of these techniques and materials and the vast number of objects that can be created. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50
WLDG 2440 ADVANCED ART METAL (STUDIO PROBLEMS) (4-3-3). Project development in an open-studio atmosphere. Individualized

instruction to encourage skill combinations and experimentation. Topics include portfolio preparation and presentation. Students will be encouraged to combine skills, materials and techniques and to experiment freely. Instruction will be offered in an individualized format according to project demands. Portfolio presentation will be the final project. This is the Capstone Experience course for the Metal Sculpture certificate. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Prerequisites: Take 1 of the following: WLDG 1405, WLDG 1442, WLDG 2433.

Last Updated: September 30, 2008

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