Course description: A beginning course in a comprehensive welding program. Emphasis on types of welding, kinds of machines, differences in current, and types of electrodes used. Introduction to and basic techniques on, arc welding in the flat position. Basic techniques in arc welding including how to set current and fine settings on power sources. Emphasis is also in striking the arc and motions to be used in running the bead.
Course objectives: The student will select electrodes and amperage settings for various thicknesses of materials and welding positions; define principles of arc welding; and interpret electrode classifications. The student will perform SMAW operations in various positions using selected electrodes and different joint designs.
Lecture: Safety rules and regulations. Safety with welding related tools Oxyacetylene cutting safety. Arc welding safety Maintenance on both oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment Joint design. Demonstrates good arc bead pattern with various electrodes.
Lab: The student will be able to demonstrate safety on arc welding equipment. Be able to demonstrate welding in the flat position; and have the knowledge to select correct electrode. He will have the ability to select correct heat settings on welding machines, and be able to demonstrate good bead patterns on plates.
Course start date: Continuous Enrollment