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 Course Title:   Wirefeed Welding Applications and Certification

 Title Abbreviation:   WIREFEED WELD/APP/CERTIF

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    222

 Credits:    9

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    13

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

All-position groove welding and general fabrication using wirefeed processes. Covers techniques for passing a standard AWS welder qualification test. Includes trade math, blueprint reading, and layout techniques.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: WT 212, CSS 100, and MATH 96 or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 176

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Layout and fabricate weldments as per specifications.
  2. Make welds that meet AWS specifications using inert gas processes.
  3. Pass a standard all-position welder qualification test using the GTAW or GMAW process.
  4. Pass a summative exam covering general metal fabrication theory & practice, inert gas welding fundamentals, & safety.
  5. Exhibit an enhanced understanding of basic concepts from trade math, blueprint reading, layout, & applied science.
  6. Apply theories & concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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 . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

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 . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

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.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Weldments as per specifications.
  2. AWS specifications using inert gas processes.
  3. Standard all-position welder qualification test using the GTAW or GMAW process.
  4. Summative exam covering general metal fabrication theory & practice, inert gas welding fundamentals, & safety.
  5. Basic concepts from trade math, blueprint reading, layout, & applied science.
  6. Theories & concepts in field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.