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COURSE NUMBER: WELD280
COURSE TITLE:MIG Welding
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:Lecture 2 / Lab 4
DELIVERY MODE:Classroom

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
All aspects of MIG welding are covered including set up and adjustment of equipment.  Shielded gas systems and shielded gases will be discussed.  Practice on the vertical and overhead positions on mild steel, stainless and aluminum.  Students should become proficient with the MIG process.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

COURSE OBJECTIVES / STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Develop a complete awareness of safety. All students MUST pass the safety test to continue the course.
  • To become proficient in the skills, procedures, and principals of MIG welding with emphasis on horizontal, vertical, and overhead welding.
  • Student will learn how to set up and adjust the MIG equipment.
  • Student will be given demonstrations in the welding of various joints in all positions.
  • Student will learn various meter settings and wire speeds which best suit his/her particular technique.
  • Student will learn the characteristics of constant voltage machines.
  • Student will learn the types of controls, adjustments, and gasses and how to use them for any particular job the student is performing.
  • To become more proficient in determining which type of joint will do the best job at the lowest cost.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories.
  2. Make adjustments to equipment and accessories.
  3. Set-up for flux core arc welding operations on plain carbon steel.
  4. Operate flux cored arc welding equipment.
  5. Make fillet welds, all positions, on plain carbon steel using MIG or GMAW welding process.
  6. Make groove welds, all positions, on plain carbon steel using MIG or GMAW welding process.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Welding gloves, welding helmet

See bookstore website for current book(s) at http://www.dacc.bkstr.com

EVALUATION:
Attendance
Review Test (Must be turned in on assigned date)
Lab
Final Exam

Optional:
  • Before the end of the semester, students wishing to take a Welder Qualification Test, may do so. This test will be tested by visual/bend test.
  • All weldments shall be prepared and welded in accordance with the requirements of Sect. 4 of ANSI/AWSD 1.1.
  • Weld Process, Position of test, Limited or Unlimited Thickness of Plate
  • This test is optional. Pipe coupons may also be tested.
  • Additional Fee is required for testing.

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REVISION:
Fall 2016

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