2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog
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WEL 162 - Arc Welding Basics

Credit(s): 3
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 1, 4

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment as a production arc welding operator in the steel fabricating and machinery building industry. The student will develop proficiency in the safe operation of the manual metallic shielded arc welding processes to meet commercial quality standards and is devoted to welding mild steel in the down hand positions. Areas of concentration will include:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process,
  • Nomenclature and definitions specific to this process, and
  • Safety, weld quality control, and other related welding information.

Must pass this course with a grade of “C” or better to obtain credit toward welding program completion.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable (1.2)

Offered: Fall or Spring
General Education: Not Applicable

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