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Welding Fundamentals
WELD FUNDAMENT
CLASS CODE: WELD 110 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Sketching, blueprint, and welding symbol interpretation; plate and pipe layout measurement; bills of materials; dimensioning, notes and specifications, and abbreviations used in fabrication. Welding techniques, principles, theory, and practices used in repair and maintenance of equipment. Includes brazing, bronze welding, arc welding, carbon arc gouging, flux core arc welding, and surfacing and its alloys.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Math for welders: Basic math for welders will cover calculations for finding volumes, areas, lengths, and angles.

Blueprint reading: Reading and understanding of blueprint, with special emphasis on applications in the welding industry will be studied. This will include basic lines and views, sketching, notes and specifications, dimensions, bills of materials, structural shapes, auxiliary views, sectioning, hierarchy of drawings, welding symbols with abbreviations, weld joints.

(Note: any work done in the shop on a personal basis will have a bill of material with pricing and a sketch or print and must be cleared with Leo Castagno or Dale Mortensen. This is for all students.)

Repair welding: Repair welding will cover identifying materials and making repairs on items using processes such as brazing, silver soldering, cast iron repair, hard facing, etc.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Read and understand the elements of print reading for actual industrial-related job settings.
2. Become familiarized with tools, use of tools, methods of construction, fabrication, layout, patterns, and projects from beginning to completion.
3. Use jigs and fixtures.
4. Be able to interpret welding symbols on various layouts and drawings.
5. Develop skills and knowledge of repair welding (repair of broken parts and equipment).
6. Develop an awareness of the tools and equipment used in the welding industry and how to maintain and repair common shop equipment.
7. Identify symbols from the AWS welding symbol chart and correctly apply symbols to weld joints.
8. Correctly apply welds and joints to plates.
9. Identify structural steel shapes.
10. Identify basic weld joints and welds.
11. Identify the common views and line types used in shop drawings.
12. Calculate volumes and areas of objects using appropriate formulas.
13. Calculate angles and lengths using Pythagorean theorem (formula).
14. Demonstrate knowledge of decimal and fraction equivalents.
15. Identify selected metals based on hardness, ferrous, non-ferrous, weight, color, etc.
16. Demonstrate skill in applying and making welds using brazing, silver soldering, lead soldering, and nickel cast-iron welding.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001