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 Course Title:   Introduction to Welding Metallurgy

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/WELDING METALLURGY

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    116

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Metallurgical theory as it applies to the welding of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Covers properties of metals, melting and solidification, phase changes, weld bead chemistry, and heat affected zones. Effects of alloying elements and heat treatments will be investigated along with welding-induced distortion and methods for distortion control.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: WMATH 100.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic types of stress.
  2. Understand different kinds of strength including yield, tensile, fatigue, impact, and hardness.
  3. Understand the relationship between stress and strain.
  4. Understand the chemical composition and atomic structure classifications for common alloys.
  5. Understand melting, freezing, and allotropic phase changes.
  6. Interpret basic iron-carbon phase diagram.
  7. Understand the heat-related effects of welding including grain size and HAZ.
  8. Understand the effects of heat treatment.
  9. Perform simple heat treatment procedure on steel chisel.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.
0.4 Integrate concepts and analytical frameworks from multiple perspectives to develop one or more of the following: more comprehensive descriptions, multi-causal explanations, new interpretations, or deeper explorations of issues.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Basic types of stress.
  2. Different kinds of strength including yield, tensile, fatigue, impact, and hardness.
  3. Relationship between stress and strain.
  4. Chemical composition and atomic structure classifications for common alloys.
  5. Melting, freezing, and allotropic phase changes.
  6. Basic iron-carbon phase diagram.
  7. Heat-related effects of welding including grain size and HAZ.
  8. The effects of heat treatment.
  9. Simple heat treatment procedure on steel chisel.