This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and safe operating skills needed to demonstrate proper set of equipment in oxyfuel, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The students will perform oxyfuel cuts using acetylene and propane gases. The students will select electrodes and performs welds using SMAW and GMAW to current industry standards. Welding symbols will be used to interpret detailed drawing used for fabrication. American Welding Society codes will be used to determine the soundness of welds.
Minimum performance requirements for this course are based on successful student completion according to the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research Center (NCCER) standards. Students who successfully complete the course in accordance with NCCER standards are eligible for registration with the NCCER National Craft Worker Registry. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction of Metals.