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Certification and Code Welding
CERT/CODE WELD
CLASS CODE: WELD 229 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Interpreting and writing welding procedures and welder qualifications and specifications. Welding to AWS, API, and ASME codes to meet the entry level employment standards for code work. Training in SMAW, STAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes for qualification of welders in all positions on plate, pipe and rebar. May be taken more than once. A qualification test will be given at end of course by a qualified Certified Welding Testing Lab.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Welding Reliability
2. Codes & Specifications
3. Welding Procedures & Qualifying Them
4. W.P.S.
5. Qualifying Welders (Tack Welder, Fillet Welder, Groove Welder, Pipe Welder)
6. Visual Inspection
7. Workmanship
8. Welder Identification
9. Quality Control and Evaluation
10. Welding Problems and Solutions
11. Conversion Information & Practice
12. Welding Processes: Grouping Method of Application & Procedures
13. Welding Electricity
14. Training & Qualifying Personnel
15. Safety & Health of Welders
16. Nonconsumable Welding Arc
17. Consumable Welding Arc
18. Arc Welding Variables and Parameters
19. Arc Welding Process Selection
20. Pre-heat and Post-heat Treatment
21. Electrodes & Filler Metals covered, cored, solid, flaxes
22. Shielding Gasses
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will:
1. Be able to read code books AWS, API, and
ASME.
2. Interpret Welding Procedure Specifications.
3. Weld in compliance to performance qualifications.
4. Keep performance and procedure qualification records.
5. Know correct nomenclature of Inspections & Qualification Specifics.
6. Identify Basic Metals & Non-metals.
7. Know weld symbols and weld inspection symbols.
8. Use correct reinforcement specifications as reference.
9. Use sheet steel specifications as reference.
REQUIREMENTS: Text: "Modern Welding Technology" by Howard Cary, Prentice Hall (Required)

A. Reading Assignments
1. Problem Assignments 200 pts.
2. Quizzes 100 pts.
3. Exams: Mid-term 100 pts.
4. Final 200 pts.

B. Written Assignments (computer generated)
1. Welding Procedure Specification (3) W.P.S. 300 pts.
2. Welder Qualification Record (3) W.Q.R.
300 pts.

C. Lab Assignments
13 practice assignments using SMAW, GMAW,
800 pts.
GTAW, FCAW in all positions on various materials.

D. Welder Qualification Test (Certification)
[Administered by Outside Vender]
Two tests @ 200 points each (Two processes required)
NOTE: All W.P.S. and Lab Assignments must be completed before taking W.Q. Test!

E. Use of Code Books, Terms, and Definitions 200 pts.
PREREQUISITES: Weld 105, Weld 123, Weld 225 or concurrent enrollment
OTHER: Materials & Equipment: Pencils, Pens, 3-Ring Binder, coveralls, leathers, boots, hat, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs, tip cleaners, pliers, needle nose pliers and/or side cutters, padlock & two keys (2nd key in locked key storage).
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1995