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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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WEL 170 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 30
Course Description:
This course is one of a two-semester sequence where students will become proficient in theory and operations of Shielded Metal Arc Welding equipment. Emphasis is on safety and welding in the flat and horizontal positions. 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: N/A

Course Fees: Course Materials: $130.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes

     1. Safely apply proper welding techniques for the flat position

     2. Safely apply proper welding techniques in the horizontal position

Course Objectives

     1. State safety precautions and practice safety with these welding jobs and SMAW machines

     2. Select proper welding rods and rod angles in the flat and horizontal positins to control weld bead placement 

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