Welding Course List – Riverland Community College | A 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Bachelor Transfer Pathways, Associate Degree, Certificate and Diploma Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Welding

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: An Accuplacer score of 52 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (29 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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IMMR1514
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety

This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for safety.  This course delivers the 30 hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 501 – mandated standard.  Topics include personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces, and other.  Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC – Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized.

  (2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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IMMR1518
Manufacturing Processes

This course develops the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply industry defined standards in manufacturing processes and production needed by the nation’s entry level production employees.  Manufacturing processes, production systems, communication skills, and customer service represent some of the content in this course.  Preparation for and completion of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) – Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized.

  (2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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IMMR1522
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Quality

This course provides the student with the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply quality concepts that have been identified by the MSSC assessment and certification system for Quality Practices.  Students will be introduced to a quality management system and its components including: corrective actions, preventative actions, control of documents, control of quality records, internal auditing of processes, and control of non-conforming product.  Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC and Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized.

  (2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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IMMR1526
Maintenance Awareness

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Maintenance Awareness course introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance.  Students are introduced to lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and power transmission systems.  This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness.  Preparation for and completion of the MSSC – Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized.

  (2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA

This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics.

(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine

This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines.  Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counter boring, and countersinking.  Shop safety is a very important component of this course.  Students are required to build parts following print to specification.  Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750.

(1 Cr – 0 lect, 1 lab)

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IMMR1715
Small Tool Usage

This course introduces the study, care, and uses of small tools as they relate to maintenance. This includes precision measuring tools used in a machine shop, micrometers, calipers, etc. Other subjects include the use of hand tools, hacksaws, files, punches, taps and dies, and other mechanical hardware. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR1725
Arc Welding

This course includes the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process starting with the power sources, electrodes, and the various applications.  A great deal of time is spent in the lab developing skills using this welding process.  Welds are made in all positions using various types of electrodes.  Welding codes and applications are also covered and followed.

         (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR1730
Gas Welding & Cutting

This course introduces the use of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment. The students cut using both hand and machine torches.  Safety as related to oxy-fuel equipment is a critical part of this course.  Set-up, applications, and metallurgy are also included.

         (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading

This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR2750
Piping Systems

This course introduces basic piping practices and identification of fittings, including galvanized and black pipe, plastic pipe, and copper tubing. Sheet metal fabrication which includes the use of brakes, shears, and hand tools is included. Students are required to follow blueprints to fabricate sheet metal parts and piping projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2765
Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I

This course emphasizes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The course includes the following major groups: power sources, shielding gases, wire feeders, and torches. Each one of these groups is covered in detail. Time is spent in the lab developing skills in using the process and setting up the equipment for the various applications. The focus of this course is on the use of wire feed welding equipment, application, and setup. Safety is a major consideration including welding equipment and the handling of various gases. Welding skills are developed through completion of welding projects.

         (3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2770
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

This course emphasizes applications for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW\Heli-Arc) in the welding industry.  Power sources, current types, current selection, shielding gases and torch types are also covered.  Various procedures are discussed for welding different metals and problems that may be encountered.  Safety procedures and the handling of high-pressure cylinders, especially when using the GTAW, are covered. 

         (3 Cr – 1 lect, 2 lab)

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General Studies (3 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification

This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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MATH1020
Technical Math I

This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem-solving skills and master mathematical concepts.  Students will receive a grade for this course.  Prerequisite: a score of 40 or above on the appropriate placement test.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: May 16, 2016