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Course Description

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Welding - WELD 113

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.)

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

Theory and fundamentals of oxy/fuel cutting, welding, braze welding, shielded metal arc welding, joining and fabricating will be explored. Emphasis will be on basic welding skills, filler metals and techniques for using different welding rods. Welding machine set up and oxy/fuel welding equipment set up will be practiced extensively to insure good sound safety habits. Safety in all welding applications will be explained and students will be required to pass safety evaluations. This course will establish good sound work habits and provide a foundation for more advanced courses.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in Oxy/Fuel welding and cutting.
  • Demonstrate skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
  • Prepare simple weld joint fit up.
  • Operate material shearing equipment.
  • Produce sound out of position weld joints.
  • Explain welding equipment set up.
  • Explain safety procedures for welding equipment.
  • Demonstrate safety procedures for welding equipment.
  • Interpret parts of welds and weld defects.
  • Identify various welding rods and the number code used for different welds.
  • Explain the differences between cold rolled material and hot rolled material.
  • Operate alternative fuel cutting equipment.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 113543801Shield Met Arc WeldMEC3Debord T4/16/0Open$313.00S  08:00 AM-09:54 AM MEC420
S  10:00 AM-11:54 AM MEC440
 113543807Shield Met Arc WeldMEC3McLean C4/16/0Open$313.00M  01:00 PM-03:24 PM MEC420
M  03:30 PM-04:54 PM MEC440

Winter; 2022; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 113513804Shield Met Arc WeldMEC3McLean C13/16/0Open$313.00M  01:00 PM-01:54 PM MEC430
M  02:00 PM-04:54 PM MEC420
 113513810Shield Met Arc WeldMEC3Debord T16/16/0Open$313.00S  08:00 AM-08:54 AM MEC420
S  09:00 AM-11:54 AM MEC430
 113513866Shield Met Arc WeldMEC3Stuart D14/16/0Open$313.00M  06:00 PM-06:54 PM MEC420
M  07:00 PM-09:54 PM MEC430

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday