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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
This course 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
  • Apply safe cylinder handling and GMAW/FCAW equipment practices.
  • Demonstrate proper set up, adjustment, and closing practices for joining and cutting steel materials.
  • Interpret shop drawings or prints to construct welding objective assemblies.
  • Identify and apply the correct process to assigned welding tasks.
  • Create welding objective assemblies according to specification.
  • Evaluate final weld assembly according to AWS standards in publication D1.1.
  • Complete qualification tests.
  • Demonstrate sketching and drawing techniques in multi view and geometric object representations.
  • Interpret drafting prints, working drawings, and specifications.

  • 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
    Winter 2017
    8973
    VICTOR GARDEA
    WELD 256
    Fall 2016
    8973
    VICTOR GARDEA
    WELD 256
    Summer 2016
    8973
    VICTOR GARDEA
    WELD 256
    Spring 2016
    9745
    Stephen Vorhauer
    WELD 256
    Spring 2016
    8973
    VICTOR GARDEA


    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.