WLDG 2435
Advanced Layout and Fabrication (4-2-6)

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:  An advanced course in layout and fabrication. Includes production and fabrication of layout, tools, and processes. Emphasis on application of fabrication and layout skills.
    2. Any required prerequisites: Freshman level courses or permission of instructor
    3. Required Grade for Enrolling in the Next Course in this Sequence: Satisfactory Completion
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Apply appropriate techniques of fabrication
    2. Design welding projects
    3. Prepare drawings and produce templates
    4. Apply layout offsets
    5. Apply take offs
    6. Bills of materials
    7. Apply mathematical concepts in the construction of projects.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam will take place in the welding classroom.
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book or but can use notes of any kind while taking their tests and exams.
    3. Students are allowed to use a calculator. 
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Attendance - 10%
    2. Participation – 20%
    3. Welding Fabrication Projects – 70%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book: The Pipe Fitter’s and Pipe Welder’s Handbook & Modern Methods of Pipe Fabrication 
      Book ISBN: 0-02-802500-8 & 0-87511-008-8
    2. Required Access Code: None
    3. Calculators: Students must have a calculator that provides them with the trig function keys.  A TI-30XA or its equivalent is strongly recommended.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Content






All students will go through a variety of steps to learn how to read the appropriate field manuals to perform advanced techniques in cutting pipe and structural metals.


Review of Handbooks


Template Making


Cutting Using Templates


Welding fabricated pipe to spec


Individual student project – random selection of pipe size


Welding Joint Testing



Last Modified: September 20, 2016