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Welding/Fabrication Curriculum

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Welding I/Gas Metal Arc Welding 442-321 - 3 credits
GMAW; MIG; Short-Arc; Wire welding. Instruction in basic safety, equipment usages and procedures with various filler metal in four basic welding positions. Instruction in plasma arc cutting of various metals. Considerable hands-on experience as well as technical information.

  1. Identify gas metal arc welding equipment in the lab
  2. Weld joints using gas metal arc weld in flat position
  3. Cut sheet metal and plate using a plasma arc cutting unit
  4. Weld joints using gas metal arch weld in horizontal positions
  5. Weld joints using gas metal arc weld in vertical up and down position
  6. Explain safety procedures of use of GMAW equipment
  7. Weld joints using gas metal arc in the overhead position
  8. Weld on various types of metal
  9. Weld joints using flux cored arc welding
  10. Weld joints using metal cored arc welding
  11. Weld joints using inner shield electrodes
  12. Set up gas metal arc welding machine

Welding/Advance Gas Metal Arc Welding 442-332 - 3 credits
Provide advance welding applications in GMAW welding using various size and tryes of electrodes of hard and soft wires on structural applications. Includes Gateway Technical College flux cored weld certification.

  1. Disassemble a GMAW weld feeder including wore, rollers, liners and contact tip
  2. Weld H beam to H beam in position with .035 electrode
  3. Weld H beam to H beam in position with .047 flux cored dual shield electrode
  4. Weld 6’ pipe to 2G position
  5. Weld 2” pipe to 2 1/1” pipe in simulated socket welds with .035 electrode in various positions
  6. Weld pipe to pipe with various positions with .047 flux cored dual shield
  7. Weld lap, butt and fillet welds in the various positions using inner shield electrodes
  8. Weld a 1” vee groove w/45 degree included angle and a back-up using .047 flux cored dual shield to a GTC welding certificate vertical position
  9. Weld a 1” vee groove w/45 degree included angle and a back-up using .047 flux cored dual shield to GTC welding certification overhead position

Welding Print Reading & Fabrication Procedures 442-324 - 2 credits
Instruction in basic graphic communication relating to the welding field. Hands-on application of fabrication from blueprints. Follows American Welding Society welding symbol format.

  1. Identify various lines, symbols, conventions and notations
  2. Sketch mission view of an object
  3. Identify the standard welding symbols
  4. Apply welding symbols and notations in sketch form
  5. Interpret welding blueprints

Metal Fabrication 1 442-302 – 3 credits
This course is an introduction to basic metal fabrication including safety, measuring, hand tools, layout and applications with shearing, drilling, bending, track welding, and inspection of final projects.

  1. Demonstrate the safety precautions required before operating the lab shop machines and operating equipment
  2. Identify all measuring instruments used in metal shop
  3. Use all machine shop measuring tools
  4. Select the correct drilling tool for a given job
  5. Operate portable electric hand drills
  6. Operate drill presses
  7. Calculate machine feeds and speeds
  8. Operate the pedestal and bench grinder
  9. Use a mechanical grinding wheel presser
  10. Operate a portable electric abrasive disc grinder
  11. Explore various metal used for sheet metal work
  12. Draw a pattern layout using methods of pattern development
  13. Cut sheet metal using hand tools
  14. Bend sheet metal
  15. Fasten sheet metal using various types of rivets
  16. Solder sheet metal projects using soft solder
  17. Apply a sprayed finish to projects
  18. Perform Tack welding
  19. Set-up for oxyacetylene welding and cutting

Applied Mathematics 804-370 - 2 credits
This is a review of the four basic mathematical operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Also covers basic algebra and trigonometry related to technical fields.

  1. Perform arithmetic operations on fractions and decimals
  2. Solve percent problems
  3. Solve equations
  4. Solve right triangles
  5. Apply laws of sine and cosine

Workplace Safety MSSC 625-125 – 1 credit
This course introduces the student to safety and loss prevention in the workplace with an emphasis on the workers awareness for maintaining a safe, productive environment. The student will study safety concepts, hazards controls, developing safety and health programs and Federal and State mandated regulations. This course will also focus on specific content in the MSSC Safety module.

  1. Promote safety awareness in a manufacturing workplace
  2. Identify corrective actions to take when unsafe conditions are identified
  3. Suggest processes/procedures that support safety and effectiveness of work environment
  4. Provide new employee orientations and safety training programs
  5. Organize environmental and safety inspections
  6. Train others in the use of safety equipment and procedures
  7. Monitor equipment and operator performance
  8. Optimize safety while monitoring compliance with federal state and local agencies

Speaking Principles 801-302 – 1 credit
This course covers techniques of verbal and nonverbal communication. Presentation techniques in informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and impromptu situations are stressed.

  1. Analyze the basic guidelines for effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  2. Apply verbal and listening skills in a small group and one-to-one communication situations.
  3. Apply appropriate verbal and listening skills in a simulated job interview.
  4. Demonstrate organization and presentation techniques in speeches.

Welding/GTAW 442-332 – 3 credits
Provide advanced welding application in GMAW welding using various size and types of electrodes of hard and soft wires on structural applications. Includes Flux Cord.

  1. Identify gas tungsten arc welding equipment in the lab.
  2. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with steel filler rod in flat position.
  3. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with aluminum, filler rod in flat position.
  4. Identify the uses and application of electrodes, metals and gases.
  5. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with steel filler rod in horizontal position.
  6. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with aluminum filler rod in horizontal position.
  7. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with steel filler rod in vertical up and down position.
  8. Weld joints using gas tungsten arc weld with aluminum filler rod in vertical up and down position.
  9. Explain safety procedures for use of GTAW equipment

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