Welding Technology I
- Course Number:
- MFG 195
- Transcript Title:
- Welding Technology I
- Aug 11, 2022
- Jul 12, 2023
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
Introduces the operation of equipment and tools used in standard welding and manufacturing shops. Identifies procedures, practices and skills used by welders including commonly used welding machines and the equipment used to cut and finish material. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply welding industry safety standards
- Demonstrate industry standard basic and commonly welded joints and positions
- Perform SMAW Position 1 and 2, G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
- Perform GMAW/MIG Position 1and2,G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
- Identify tools and equipment used in the welding industry and apply their appropriate use
- Research welding careers and the requirements of the profession
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment will be based upon written examinations for safety and basic welding practice prior to working in the lab, basic tool quizzes after introduction and use, and weld sample inspection / destructive weld sample testing for all SMAW/GMAW welds. An exploratory career research report will be written for the student to better understand potential careers in the field.
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Outcome #1: Apply welding industry safety standards
- Demonstrate appropriate PPE useage
- Safely use common tools in the welding shop
- Display knowledge of environmental hazards in the welding lab
Outcome #2: Demonstrate industry standard basic and commonly welded joints and positions
- Identify lap, groove, butt, plug, slot, corner, edge and fillet joints
- Create lap, groove, butt, plug, slot, corner, edge and fillet joints
Outcome #3: Perform SMAW Position 1 and 2, G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
- Pass a SMAW mock certification in Position 1G and 2G
- Pass a SMAW destructive test in Position 1F and 2F.
Outcome #4: Perform GMAW/MIG Position 1and 2,G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
- Pass a GMAW mock certification in Position 1G and 2G
- Pass a GMAW destructive test in Position 1F and 2F.
Outcome #5: Identify tools and equipment used in the welding industry and apply their appropriate use
- Identify different commonly used welding shop tools
- Demonstrate efficient and affective use of commonly used welding shop tools
- Determine the appropriate tooling for a task based upon a problem solving based approach
Outcome #6: Research welding careers and the requirements of the profession
- Consider different career options within welding and manufacturing fields
- Determine which careers may be the best choice for you, and articulate why
- Listen and understand from primary sources what different careers in the manufacturing spectrum entail
Suggested Texts and Materials
Resources are available openly on the web, but largely the curriculum adaptation needs to be done based on the instructors existing skill set. Since there are many ways to teach the content, the “teach what you know, and teach well what you do” is very appropriate for courses like this.
Some Suggested resources:
- AWS Structural Code Book 2020
The following books are recommended:
- Welding Skills 5th Edition B.J. Moniz
- Welding Skills Workbook 5th Edition Jonathan F. Gosse
Safety glasses are required at all times in the welding lab, and are provided for students. Students may also purchase their own safety glasses from a local supplier. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required in the welding lab at all times. Appropriate clothing must be worn to work in the lab (no synthetic materials, etc.). Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.