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Essentials of Welding
ESSENT OF WELD
CLASS CODE: WELD 105 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A course in beginning welding designed to teach the fundamentals of arc welding, including safety, power sources, electrodes, oxyfuel cutting, and oxyacetylene welding with an introduction to weld symbols, metallurgy, and metal identification.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The fundamentals of arc welding, power sources, electrodes, oxyfuel cutting, welding and an introduction to weld symbols, metallurgy, and metal identification.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Gain an understanding of OFC, SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW in the flat and horizontal positions.
2. Use the O.F.C. unit for the cutting operations in a safe manner.
3. Operate the electric arc welding units for welding in the flat and horizontal positions.
4. Be able to identify and use the AWS classification of carbon steel electrodes in selecting the correct electrode for the job.
5. Be able to read and understand the AWS Standard Welding Symbols chart.
6. Be able to put his welding skill to work in a safe manner.
REQUIREMENTS: a. Assigned Reading:
1. Text: "Modern Welding" by Andrew D.
Althouse

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.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001