Introduces the practices and principles of the welding industry. Includes safety practices of welding tools and equipment and concepts of joining metal by fusion processes. Covers shielded metal arc welding-stick welding (SMAW) using materials of varying tensile strength, gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and wire welding process. Introduces electric air carbon cutting, building fillet welds in the horizontal position. Covers the labor market, jobs available for welders, and the role of union-based apprentice programs.
(PCS 1.2, 3 credit hours: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)