WLDT 260 Welding Automation - Spring 2015

This course introduces the student to welding automation. It provides detailed instruction and hands on experience working with controls for welding automation and automated welding systems. The student will work with many types of equipment including the following: Automatic Voltage Control, Cold Wire Feeder, Arc Video Camera and Monitor, Longitudinal Seamer, Sidebeam and Carriage, Tilt and Rotate Positioner, Turning Roll System, Weld Lathe and Orbital Tube Welder. Note: This is a hybrid course that combines the use of the computerized system you are currently using called NTER with in class lecture, laboratory exercises and experimentation. As a student in this course you will be either programming, operating or welding with automated equipment on most class days. The NTER portion of the course will help to enhance student learning, provide instructions and structure to the course. All students are expected to attend all class sessions at the campus. Computers will be provided at the campus for use in this course. Please note that all course materials and content are provided in the IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) format. The content can be accessed by opening the IMSCC file using your organization's Learning Management System application (these include Blackboard, D2L, Canvas etc.). Additional information about accessing Common Cartridge files can be found on the IMS Global Web site: http://www.imsglobal.org/cc. Future plans for the Skills Commons Web site include a feature that will allow users to view and download course content that is provided in the IMSCC format. Please refer to the "Enabling Others to Reuse Your Materials” page for more information: http://support.taaccct.org/enabling-reuse/.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Southwestern Illinois College
Project Name:
IGEN (Illinois Green Economy Network) Career Pathways
Funding Source:
Welding Automation, welding, automated GTAW Seamer, cold wire feeder, automatic arc voltage control, sidebeam, Submerged Arc Welding process, GTAW lathe, orbital tube welder, seamer, weld positioner, weld lathe

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Each IGEN Consortium college has established an Industry Advisory Group as part of their Career and Technical Education program. Advisory Group members contribute to the design, development and delivery of CTE courses including those developed through this TAACCCT grant. The members also provide opportunities for work-based learning and job placements for program graduates.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Primary Metal Manufacturing (331)
Production Occupations -- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
16 weeks, one traditional college semester
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Assurance Organization:
SkillsCommons Editorial Board
Quality Note:
This curriculum underwent an independent third-party review for content, completeness, and quality. Please see attached quality review rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
Advanced Welding Manufacturing Certificate: 480508


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