Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Apr 23, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WELD 100 Welding Overview for Trades

7 credits
This introductory course focuses on the principles, procedures, and operation of welding equipment. The course will include oxy-fuel welding and cutting, gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. The purpose of this course is to introduce welding to non-welding focus students.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:   

  • Follow industry standard safe practices, including using and wearing of all safety equipment needed to weld or be in a welding environment
  • Identify and use common types of shop equipment and hand tools to safely perform welding procedures
  • Use manufacturing principles to properly select material, tools, and equipment, and to perform welding tasks
  • Read and follow blueprints
  • Prepare a work area to do oxy/acetylene cutting and welding
  • Select and safely set up oxy/acetylene welding, brazing, and cutting equipment.
  • Store, transport, and handle all types of welding gases and oxy/acetylene welding equipment properly and safely
  • Use proper welding tools and equipment to weld, cut, and braze
  • Select and safely set up gas metal arc welding equipment
  • Prepare metal for gas metal arc welding procedures using proper joint design, equipment, and joint preparation techniques
  • Use proper gas metal arc welding techniques to weld
  • Store, transport, and handle all types of gas metal arc welding equipment properly and safely
  • Use proper welding tools and equipment to weld using the gas tungsten arc welding process