Welding (WEL)

All WEL courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement in the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees.

WEL 101 Welding I (2)(1,2)

Basic concepts of oxy-acetylene welding and electric welding for beginners. Includes arc welding and gas welding, brazing and cutting in the flat position. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $329 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

WEL 102 Welding II (4)(2,4)

Advanced techniques and skill improvement in oxy-acetylene welding and arc welding. The lab experiences in basic MIG and TIG (Heliarc) welding will be provided. An introduction to weld testing will be included. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $613 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in WEL 101 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

WEL 111 Welding Safety (3)(3,0)

The student will become aware of the importance of developing a safe work attitude as it applies to the welding industry. Safe handling of various gases, welding equipment and related tools will be covered. Emphasis will be on creating and maintaining a safe welding environment. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 112 Applied Welding Theory (3)(2,2)

A course which will provide both lab and classroom experiences to cover the basic theory of all major welding processes. Processes covered include: Shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; flux cored arc welding; submerged arc welding; plasma arc welding and oxy-acetylene welding. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 EILMST) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 102 or concurrent enrollment in WEL 102

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 113 Welding Power Sources and Setup (3)(2,2)

Designed to familiarize the student with the differences between various types of welding power sources. The student will learn through lab experiences proper set-up and maintenance, troubleshooting procedures, and minor repair techniques. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 102 or concurrent enrollment in WEL 102

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 120 Blueprint Reading for Welders (2)(1,2)

Prepares the student to interpret drawings as applied in the welding trade and to become familiar with welding symbols and their significance. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 208 Welding III (4)(2,4)

The student will perform weld using mild steel in all positions and will include arc, gas tungsten arc (TIG), submerged arc welding (SAW), and gas metal arc (MIG) processes. The student will become comfortable in the operation of plasma arc cutting. Emphasis will be on development of a degree of skill necessary to pass welder qualification tests in all positions. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $603 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in WEL 102 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

WEL 210 Welding IV (4)(2,4)

Students will construct welding projects employing arc, oxy-acetylene, gas metal arc (MIG), gas tungsten arc (TIG), or any combination of these welding processes using a welding blueprint as a guide. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $603 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 120 and 208 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 211 TIG Welding Techniques (4)(2,4)

This course is for students who need to develop skills in gas tungsten arc welding (TIG). The student will select appropriate machine settings. All position welds on hot and cold rolled and galvanized mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum and cast iron will be produced. Process variations include standard and pulse mode operation. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $603 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 101 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 212 MIG Welding Techniques (4)(2,4)

This course is for students who need to develop skills in gas metal arc welding (MIG). The student will set up welding equipment and produce welds in all positions. Process variations to be used include short circuit and spray transfer with solid wire, flux cored (inner shield and dual shield) and submerged arc welding. Metals to be welded include mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $603 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 101 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 214 Cutting Processes (2)(1,2)

This is a skill building course which will allow the student an opportunity to gain proficiency in all major industrial arc and oxy-fuel cutting processes-manual, semi-automatic and automatic. Processes include Plasma Arc, Air Carbon Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Exothermic, and Oxy-Fuel Cutting. The student will also learn to operate an optical tracer and CNC controls. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $339 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in WEL 101 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 215 Advanced Welding Techniques (4)(2,4)

This is a skill development course designed to help the student produce quality welds on cast iron, aluminum, medium carbon steel, and other metals requiring special weld treatment. Other weld troubleshooting techniques will be covered starting with precise metal identification, locating and eliminating cracks, visual inspection, and proper pre-and post-weld treatment. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $603 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 102

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 218 ARC Welder Qualification (3)(2,2)

Welder certification is required by an increasing number of area employers. The purpose of this class is to help the student attain arc welder certification. Students must pass two guided bend tests to receive certification. This certification will meet the requirements of AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code (limited thickness) and the needs of many area manufacturers. However, some employers may require additional or re-certification. Repeatable to nine credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $486 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in WEL 102 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

WEL 220 MIG Welder Qualification (3)(2,2)

Welder certification is required by an increasing number of area employers. The purpose of this class is to help the student attain MIG welder certification. Students must pass two guided pend tests to receive certification. This certification will meet the requirements of AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code (limited thickness) and the needs of many area manufacturers. However, some employers may require additional or re-certification. Repeatable to nine credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $486 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in WEL 102 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

WEL 221 Adv Blueprint Reading for Weldors (2)(1,2)

This course is designed to aid the student in becoming proficient in reading more complex welding blueprints. Emphasis will be on developing the ability to transfer the two-dimensional print to the actual three-dimensional object. The student will gain experience in related mathematical calculations. Students will learn spreadsheet manipulation by working up a job quote. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSI) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $264 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: WEL 120

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 234 Special Topics in Welding (1-3)(.5,1)

(.5-1, 1-4) Designed to satisfy specific needs or interests of students and the community. The following guidelines are to be used in selecting topics: 1) adequate and available material on specific topic; 2) comprehensive outlines for each topic; and, 3) course should be designed to increase skill and knowledge in field of welding. Course is repeatable to 12 credits. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $436 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

WEL 240 Independent Study in Welding (1-3)(1,2)

The student is to identify a special project and request advice and direction from welding faculty. The course will be carried out under the direction of one or more faculty members who will modify the proposal in accordance with the departmental requirements and equipment limitations for credit involved. Special Note: Due to equipment and lab limitations instructor may deny project or welding process. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade C or better in WEL 102.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer