WLDG1340 Structural Iron Fabrication Methods

In this course you will learn to combine your shielded metal arc welding and flux cored arc welding skills to fabricate various types of weldments using proper layout procedures. Complete drawings with welding symbols, bill of materials and cost estimates will also be required. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




WLDG1181 and WLDG1320 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Design a project that utilizes fillet, square-groove and single-V-groove welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead position utilizing the SMAW and flux cored welding methods
Integrate butt, lap, T-joint and multi-pass fillet welds into project design and construction
Integrate cutting, forming, drilling and punching operations into project design and construction
Identify tools and equipment required to complete the project
Develop drawings with welding symbols, dimensional accuracy and tolerance requirements for instructor approval
Develop bill of materials with cost estimates
Develop schedule for project completion with periodic instructor inspections
Determine work area for project development
Produce project
Inspect quality of welds

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details