Welding

Basic Welding (480503 A)

.5 Credit
Grade Level: 10th or 11th
Note: This course is REQUIRED for student to continue in other welding courses

Introduction to welding, cutting processes, and related equipment. Basic setup, operation, and related safety are applied. Note: Once students complete Basic Welding Course (470302 A) and Blueprint Project, they will be awarded a half credit for Basic Blueprint on their high school transcript.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding: (480521 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 11th or 12th REQUIRED
Note: This course is REQUIRED for student to continue in other welding courses

These courses provide experiences in which students acquire the manipulative skills to do groove welds in all positions with backing. Students will learn the identification, inspection and maintenance of SMAW electrodes; principles of SMAW; the effects of variables on the SMAW process to weld plate and pipe; metallurgy. SMAW Fillet Lab: This course provides laboratory experiences in which the student acquires the manipulative skills to perform fillet welds in all positions. SMAW Open Groove Lab: This course is designed to build upon SMAW Fillet Lab. It offers the student the opportunity to advance skills in the practical aspects of vee-but plate welding using SMAW.

Oxy-fuels Systems: (480523 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 11th or 12th REQUIRED
Note: This course is REQUIRED for student to continue in other welding courses
Prerequisite: Basic Welding, SMAW

Gas Metal Arc Welding : (480522 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisite: Basic Welding, SMAW, Oxy-fuel

These courses are designed to teach students the identification, inspection, and maintenance of GMAW machines; identification, selection and storage of GMAW electrodes; principles of GMAW; and the effects of variables on the GMAW process. Theory and applications of related processes such as FCAW and SAW and metallurgy are also included. Students will learn the identification, inspection and maintenance of GMAW machines; identification, selection and storage of GMAW electrodes; principles of GMAW; and the effects of variables on the GMAW process. GMAW Fillet Lab: The lab course teaches the practical application and manipulative skills of Gas Metal Arc Welding and the proper safety precautions needed in this process. Both ferrous and non-ferrous metals will be covered, as well as various joint designs on plate in all positions. GMAW Groove Lab: The purpose of this course is to teach the method of operation and application of the gas metal arc welding process for welding groove welds in both ferrous and non-ferrous plate in all positions using both short and spray transfer where appropriate.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: (480525 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisite: Basic Welding, SMAW, Oxy-Fuel, GMAW

Students will learn the identification, inspection and maintenance of GTAW machines; identification, selection and storage of GTAW electrodes; principles of GTAW; the effects of variables on the GTAW process; metallurgy and Plasma Arc Cutting. Fillet Lab: This lab experience teaches the necessary manipulative skills needed to apply the Gas Tungsten Arc on various joint designs, on plate with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Plasma Arc cutting is included.

Blueprint for Welding : (480505 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Basic Welding, SMAW, Oxy-fuel (may be enrolled in GMAW and GTAW with Blueprint)

Part A: Provides a study of occupationally specific prints for welders. Advanced study of multi-view drawings, assembly drawings, datum dimensions, numerical control drawings, sheet metal prints, castings and forgings, instrumentation and control charts and diagrams, working drawings, geometric dimensioning and tolerance and use of reference materials and books are included. Occupational specifics including welding drawings, symbols, joint types, grooves, pipe welding symbols, testing symbols, and specification interpretations are stressed. Part B: Provides students with practice fabricating from blueprint. Students will read and fabricate from detail prints, control distortion during fabrication, and follow the proper sequence in welding a fabricated part. Students will use welding symbols and study weld sizes and strengths.

Welding Internship: (480544 A/B)

1 Credit
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Basic Welding, SMAW, Oxy-Fuel, GMAW, GTAW
**Teacher Approval Required