Course Descriptions and Outlines

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Students will study and demonstrate safety practices with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Students will also be introduced to the types of power sources used for arc welding, process applications, electrode selections, overview of weld types, and other work-related safety conditions in the welding field. Time will be spent in the lab developing skills utilizing SMAW processes. Welds will be made in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Written and fundamental tests will be completed in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) codes and standards. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement scores for Reading.

Credits: 3.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 1.50
Lab 1.50
On the job training n/a

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