WELD 1650 - Printreading and Welding Symbols

The purpose of this course is to introduce and familiarize students with weld print reading skills used in industry, including, but not limited to: AWS welding symbols, sketching, view representation, orthographic projection, measurement, structural steel materials, weld joint configuration and detailing, basic layout, and pipe system design. It is a hybrid course with a workbook format that includes review questions and competency tests completed online and classroom sessions twice a week to review work, complete sketching exercises, and engage with instructor face to face. It is a three credit hour course that is required for both a Certificate of Completion and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Welding Technology.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Northern Wyoming Community College
Project Name:
Pathways to Success in a Technical Career: Leveraging TAACCCT Projects to Improve Programs
printreading, print reading, weld symbols

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
L & H Industrial
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing -- Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3329)
Construction and Extraction Occupations -- Structural Iron and Steel Workers (47-2221)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Technology Education/Industrial Arts (21)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality Note:
Faculty sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which lists the requirements of the course development process and the course review process. This MOU includes a quality matters review by our Distance Learning Department, a subject matter expert review, and a grant requirements review.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Welding Technology Certificate


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - eReader application
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Audio/Video Delivered Via Media Player
  • Non Flickering Content
  • Interactive - Keyboard

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.