Welding Technology I

Course Number: WLD 195
Transcript Title: Welding Technology I
Created: May 15, 2018
Updated: May 15, 2018
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

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.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply welding industry safety standards 
  2. Demonstrate industry standard basic and commonly welded joints and positions
  3. Perform SMAW Position 1 and 2, G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
  4. Perform GMAW/MIG Position 1and2,G and F (groove and fillet) joints to apprentice level of welding
  5. Identify tools and equipment used in the welding industry and apply their appropriate use
  6. Research welding careers and the requirements of the profession

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

Lecture, hands-on lab, research assignments, reading, writing, group projects.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Complete welds in groove and fillet positions 1 and 2 (flat and horizontal) in SMAW and GMAW/MIG processes
  • Use and operate basic metal working tools such as grinders, polishers, iron-workers, chop saws, band saws and personal protective equipment
  • Introduction to basic blueprints and how they relate to welding, weld profiles and commonly welded joints
  • Complete welding career profile and exploration to understand what fields and careers exist within the welding field.
  • Identify, operate and understand gas cylinder operation as it relates to the welding shop
  • Understand safety for the welding shop and know appropriate dress / PPE for the welding industry.

Department Notes

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.