WLD 131: Gas Metal Arc Welding

Credits 4
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Develops knowledge and skills welding with GMAW on ferrous materials using short circuit and axial spray transfers in common welding positions. Prerequisites: Department permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videos, and lab demonstrations of technical skills.  Course outcomes will include: theoretical concepts, lay out, fabrication, welding, oxy-fuel cutting and safety.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Function safely in the OCCC Welding Lab.
  • Interpret blueprints to accurately lay out, prepare, and assemble weld joints.
  • Understand and apply fundamentals of GMAW operations.
  • Weld common joint assemblies with the GMAW to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code visual acceptance criteria.
  • Apply visual and destructive examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1.1.

Department permission required.

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