Michael S. Drobitsky

Residential Faculty - Welding Technology

Applied Sciences and Technology

Office: 52 - Room: DW 113

480-773-1506 (alt)

480-773-1506 (mobile)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM7:30 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 AM - 8:00 AM  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM1:30 PM - 2:30 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

My offic hours also include 30 minutes both Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 - 11:45.

If my office hours do not line up with your schedule, please reach out to me and I will accomadate!

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

WLD206AA Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5 Credits

Instruction in theory and practice of gas metal arc welding (GMAW, commonly referred to as MIG), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW, commonly referred to as TIG). Basic welding procedures on ferrous and nonferrous metals. Setup and operation of welding process equipment. Covers selection of proper filler materials and shielding gas options.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better required in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor or Corequisites: WLD106AA.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27819
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

29481
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

WLD206AB Advanced GMAW and FCAW 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Prepare for industry code performance qualification plate tests with both welding processes.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27820
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

29482
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

WLD206AC Advanced GTAW Non-Ferrous 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) aluminum sheet in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Prepare for industry code performance qualification tests in any welding position.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27821
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

29483
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

WLD206AD Advanced GTAW Ferrous 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) carbon and stainless-steel in any position. Prepare for industry code performance qualification tests in any welding position.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27822
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

29484
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

WLD215 Welding Fabrication 3 Credits

Introduction to layout, basic welding, and fabrication. Introduction to the basic skills of measuring, equipment setup and cutting, shaping, grinding, welding, filing, and heating and bending of metal parts.

Prerequisites: WLD101, or WLD106++, or WLD206++, or Apprentice status, or permission of the Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29019
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Class Ended

Fall 2024

WLD206AA Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5 Credits

Instruction in theory and practice of gas metal arc welding (GMAW, commonly referred to as MIG), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW, commonly referred to as TIG). Basic welding procedures on ferrous and nonferrous metals. Setup and operation of welding process equipment. Covers selection of proper filler materials and shielding gas options.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better required in WLD106AA or permission of Instructor or Corequisites: WLD106AA.

Course Notes: For further program information contact the program director at 480-461-7131 or email curtis.casey@mesacc.edu to be placed on a wait list if the class is closed.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15821
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

14474
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

WLD206AB Advanced GMAW and FCAW 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW) in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Prepare for industry code performance qualification plate tests with both welding processes.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: For further program information contact the program director at 480-461-7131 or email curtis.casey@mesacc.edu to be placed on a wait list if the class is closed.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15822
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

14475
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

WLD206AC Advanced GTAW Non-Ferrous 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) aluminum sheet in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Prepare for industry code performance qualification tests in any welding position.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: For further program information contact the program director at 480-461-7131 or email curtis.casey@mesacc.edu to be placed on a wait list if the class is closed.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15823
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

14476
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

WLD206AD Advanced GTAW Ferrous 5 Credits

Instruction and practice of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) carbon and stainless-steel in any position. Prepare for industry code performance qualification tests in any welding position.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in WLD206AA or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: For further program information contact the program director at 480-461-7131 or email curtis.casey@mesacc.edu to be placed on a wait list if the class is closed.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15824
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

No Seats Available

14477
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

WLD215 Welding Fabrication 3 Credits

Introduction to layout, basic welding, and fabrication. Introduction to the basic skills of measuring, equipment setup and cutting, shaping, grinding, welding, filing, and heating and bending of metal parts.

Prerequisites: WLD101, or WLD106++, or WLD206++, or Apprentice status, or permission of the Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15982
Dobson Campus

Welding Lab 1

In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Closed

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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