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WLD101 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6 credits

This course covers shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) including safety, arc welding fundamentals, polarity, amperage ranges, weld techniques, weld defects, causes, and cures. Students learn through lecture, demonstration, and practical application of skills and concepts. Lab activities will cover flat, horizontal, vertical welds and overhead using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. Students will be exposed to properties of steel, manipulative techniques for welding, proper joint design and preparation. American Welding Society (AWS) certification standards and testing methods will be used. Lab will apply AWS certification test standards

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.