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WELD-101

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Theory

Credit(s): 2

Shielded Metal Arc Welding will focus on in-depth theoretical practical experiences and structured practical exercises as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. This course provides instruction and practical theory exercises on the basic skills needed to weld with mild steel electrodes. Students will weld concepts relating to common joints found in industry. Arc welding theory, equipment set-up, polarities, and the metallurgy associated with SMAW are covered. Students will learn procedures pertaining to welding mild steel plate in all four positions. Lecture: 2 hours per week

WELD-104

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab

Credit(s): 2

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Lab course contains laboratory assignments and exercises focused on in-depth practical experiences and structured practical exercises in Shielded Metal Arc Welding as they might apply to the welder in the workplace. There are no pre or co-requisites required for enrollment in this course. Lab: 4 hours per week

WELD-281L

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Credit(s): 7

This course covers the advanced applications of SMAW and will include small diameter thin wall pipe and tubing in all positions. Additional instruction will cover high-pressure pipe welding using #6010 on root pass, #7018 fill, and over passes. Qualification in various pipe fitter levels may be offered. Lab: 14 hours per week