WELD 151: Welding Theory I

Class Program
Credits 3
This theory course introduces the processes of, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC). Safety for the student such as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and safe welding practices in the welding shop are emphasized. Welding and cutting equipment, selection of welding supplies and materials that are used in industry are introduced. The use of welding symbols and blueprint reading will be discussed and put into practice. This class may also require the need to attend field trips that include industry tours outside of the classroom. Corequisite: WELD 153. (F)