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Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Cored Arc Welding

Students will study and demonstrate safety practices with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). The GMAW and FCAW processes will be discussed in depth including the different type of modes of transfer available, shielding gases, and the different types of materials that can be welded. The differences in the electrode types of gas-shielded wires and self-shielded wires will be discussed, along with the types of shielding gases that are used. There will be discussions on the importance of how the welding process intersects with arc welding symbols and codes. There will also be a review of procedures used in visual inspections of welds. Time will be spent in the lab developing skills using GMAW and FCAW 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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