This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), carbon arc cutting, welding and cutting safety, power sources, and electrodes. Through hands-on technical training, the student will develop skills necessary to make quality groove welds on mild steel, in all positions and on varying plate thickness. Carbon arc skills will include cutting and gouging of mild steel.
This course provides the student with an introduction to shielded metal arc welding, welding safety and power sources. Through hands-on technical training, the student will develop the skills necessary to make quality fillet welds on mild steel using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions and on varying plate thickness.
This course will be conducted as though the student were employed in an actual work environment. The student will perform all necessary work in the fabrication of various parts. Safe and proper set up and use of appropriate equipment for various applications will be expected. Along with the setup and use of equipment, the student will be required to generate and apply weld process sheets and inspect each weld using industrially accepted inspection processes.
This course involves the safety inspections of welding equipment and accessories. Student will be able to make external repairs to the equipment and accessories. Setup the components and accessories for a complete shielded metal arc welding system. Setup and operate the SMAW equipment for alloy pipe. Execute corrective actions to repair surface flaws on welds and base metals. Perform an unlimited thickness performance qualification test on carbon steel pipe.
This course will involve the safety inspections of the MIG welding equipment and its accessories. Student will be capable of making minor repairs to this equipment and accessories. This will also include the changing of wire electrodes and cable liners. Students will learn the troubleshooting of welding equipment problems, how to recognize them, and the correct procedures in the use of the equipment. As before, setup and safe operation would be taught for both short circuit welding and for the pulsed spray transfer methods of welding.
This course is designed as a capstone project to verify a student's ability in all aspects of welding. The student will be required to identify a need for a new product or improvement on an existing product. After identification, the completion of the project will occur with minimal instructor guidance. This will allow the student to demonstrate their ability to perform independently. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the functionality of their project in the form of a formal presentation. This will be a functional model of the student's own design.
Students will learn setup and operating procedures, gas cylinder handling, flow meter and torch operations for welding aluminum, carbon and stainless steel pipe, tube and plate. The course will also cover the various methods of testing and inspection of welds. All position qualification testing will prepare students for welder certification testing.
This course will cover the practice and proper use of protective clothing, equipment, and hand tools for the safe use of constant voltage welding equipment. Students will learn to work with different shielding gas mixtures, make adjustments and repairs to equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations. Proper set up, operation and theory will qualify the student for certification in gas metal arc welding of steel, stainless and aluminum in the short arc, spray and globular modes of metal transfer.
This course covers safety standards, CNC machine set-up and operation, programming, theory, practice and performance of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW II). Students will learn and apply OSHA standards and correct CNC machine operation. CNC programming and SMAW II theory will also be covered. Students will be performing and variety of fillet and groove welds. All position qualification testing will prepare students for welder certification testing.
A student may contract for one to five credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.