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WELD 256
Gas Metal Arc Welding


Credits: 1- 17
Clock Hours per Quarter: 290

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50    Lab Hours:240


Description
Provides Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) experience on ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Topics include welding equipment setup and safety procedures, welding practices and procedures for various applications, and equipment maintenance procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the GMAW/FCAW equipment, setup steps, process variables, and ability to apply them.
  • Define proper GMAW/FCAW procedures and ability to adjust equipment to produce intended weldments.
  • Demonstrate welding mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum alloys using GMAW/FCAW procedures in all welding positions.
  • Complete qualification tests using GMAW/FCAW processes on either plate or pipe applications.
  • Utilize transformer type welding power and digital/programmable systems.
  • Explain technical features/programming of GMAW/FCAW welding process systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading welding shop blueprints/drawings.
  • Cut, prepare and weld samples using steel, stainless steel and aluminum materials according to the specified lessons/objectives.

  • Course Topics
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Welding equipment setup and safety procedures
  • Welding practices and procedures for various applications
  • Equipment maintenance procedures
  • Types of welding power sources, filler wires, shielding gases and gun types
  • Complete GMAW/FCAW technical training in welding textbook.
  • Welding on ferrous and nonferrous metal in all positions
  • Use and care for fuel gas welding and cutting apparatuses
  • Shop welding systems, grinders, vices, clamps, drills, files, air driven tools, punches, shears, and saws
  • Measuring tools and methods
  • Fabrication systems and material types
  • Print reading and weld symbol principles

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WELD 256
    Spring 2011
    2380
    Michael Haggard
    WELD 256
    Winter 2011
    2374
    Michael Haggard
    WELD 256
    Fall 2010
    2374
    Michael Haggard
    WELD 256
    Fall 2009
    2374
    Michael Haggard
    WELD 256
    Winter 2006
    2374
    Michael Haggard


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.