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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WEL 122 - Beginning Welding

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 30
Course Description:
In this course students receive instruction in the flat, horizontal, and vertical down welding position. Emphasis is on safety in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, Welding, and Braze Welding. Labs provide hands-on activities that help explain the lecture material. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills in the shop as they develop their hands-on welding techniques, which will benefit the student in future welding careers. This course will also help students gain manufacturing communication skills to be used throughout their life.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: none

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional / Face to Face

Course Fees: Course Materials: $175.00

Common Course Assessment(s): A. Quizzes 20% B. Homework 20% C. Labs 20% D. Hands-On Competency / Test 30% F. Class Participation 10%

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Safely apply proper welding and cutting techniques for the flat position.
B. Safely apply proper welding techniques for the horizontal and vertical down positions.
C. Determine welding and cutting variables for flat, horizontal, and vertical down positions in SMAW and GMAW to control undercut reinforcement and penetration.
D. Judge quality of work compared with acceptable standards.

Course Objectives:
A. State safety precautions and practice safety with these welding and cutting jobs in SMAW, GMAW and Oxy. -Fuel equipment.
B. Select proper work angles in the flat and horizontal positions to control weld bead placement.
C. Apply a working knowledge of machine and Oxy-Fuel equipment settings and changes when welding different materials and methods.

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