Joining Processes
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A course in joining processes that includes welding, standard fasteners (nuts,bolts), non-standard fasteners (inserts, blind fasteners), adhesives, foam tapes and epoxies and other processes.
DESCRIPTION: In the industry today there are approximately 500,000 standard fasteners and 1.2 million custom fasteners. Engineers and Technologists are responsible for designs, specifications, installing and joining materials using a variety of methods. This course will examine amny of the common types and methods. The student will study the theory, testing, use and economics of a variety of fasteners and joining processes.
TOPICS: Teach the fundamentals of arc welding, power sources, electrodes, oxyfuel cutting, welding and an introduction to weld symbols, metallurgy, and metal identification.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have a complete understanding of OFC, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW, in the flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare the student technically and physically to successfully work in the welding industry requiring these specific skills.
1. Each student will be able to use the O.F.C. unit for the cutting operations in a safe manner.
2. Each student will be able to operate the electric arc welding units for welding in the flat and horizontal positions.
3. Each student will be able to identify and use the AWS classification of carbon steel electrodes in selecting the correct electrode for the job.
4. Each student will be able to read and understand the AWS Standard Welding Symbols Chart.
5. Each student will be able to put his welding skill to work in a safe manner.
REQUIREMENTS: Assigned Reading:
1. Welding Principles and Applications
a. Chapters 1, 2, 7, 25, 27, 3, 4, 6, 18, 21, 17, 22

b. Tests and Quizzes
1. Written: Tests and quizzes will be given covering reading, lecture/discussion, and lab assignments, and will consist of problem-solving, essay, and multiple choice questions.
2. Skills Tests: Skills tests will consist of problem-solving exercises taken from daily lab assignments.

c. Attendance:
1. A student is expected to be in attendance at all times unless there is a compelling reason for absence. Leave a message on the instructor’s message phone please.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003