WELD 153: Welding Lab I

Class Program
Credits 5
This course gives beginning instructions in laboratory safety, use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), with a strong emphasis on the safe handling of welding and cutting equipment. Basic hands-on instruction in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC) on various thicknesses of metal, and the techniques used. Also covered are welding supplies and equipment maintenance. This class may also require the need to attend field trips that include industry tours outside of the classroom. Corequisite: WELD 151. (F)