Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Apr 20, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

WELD 104 Gas Metal Arc Welding

8 credits
This course focuses on the principles, procedures, and operation of equipment to properly and safely use the gas metal arc welding process.

Prerequisites: WELD 102 .

Quarters Offered: All

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

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

  • Use technical resources to access information regarding the installation, repair, and maintenance of welding and fabrication equipment
  • Use technical resources to access information regarding welding and fabrication processes
  • Identify and use common types of shop equipment and hand tools to safely perform welding/fabrication procedures
  • Follow industry standard safe practices, including the using and wearing of all safety equipment needed to weld or be in a welding environment
  • Comply with hazardous material laws and processes
  • Use metallurgy principles to properly select material, tools, and equipment, and to perform welding tasks
  • Read and follow blueprints
  • Use math to make equipment adjustments/calibrations and to complete fabrication projects
  • Prepare a work area to do gas metal arc welding
  • Select and safely set up gas metal arc welding equipment
  • Store, transport, and handle all types of gas metal arc welding equipment properly and safely
  • Prepare metal for gas metal arc welding procedures using proper joint design, equipment, and joint preparation techniques
  • Use proper gas metal arc welding tools and equipment to weld
  • Use proper gas metal arc welding techniques to weld
  • Complete a resume, cover letter, job application, and job search as necessary


Total Hours: 130 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 100