WLDG1350 Flux Cored Arc Welding I

This course introduces students to the flux cored arc welding process including equipment, terms and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust and shut down flux cored arc welding equipment. Students will be able to produce fillet T-joint welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead position and single-V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal and vertical position. Students will also be able to classify electrodes and conduct single-V-groove tests. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





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:
Describe welding terms, test positions and nomenclature
Describe the flux-cored arc welding process
Identify important safety rules
Operate FCAW equipment
Produce fillet T-joint welds in the horizontal, vertical & overhead positions
Explain the American Welding Society electrode classification system
Produce single-V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal position
Conduct single-V-groove destructive tests
Produce a single-V-groove butt joint weld in the vertical position

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