Welding Technology: Welder Assistant 2

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
150 clock hours of 1050 clock hour course

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
1050 Hour Course – Designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) on ferrous and non-ferrous materials in different positions by AWS D1.1 standard. With a focus on developing practical welding skills, students will learn about welding safety, welding equipment and tools, welding techniques and processes, welding metallurgy, and blueprint reading.


Course Details


  • Basic Math and reading skills
  • Physical ability to perform welding tasks in cold and hot environments while wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Able to lift and carry 60lbs safely on occasion throughout the day.
  • Ability to understand English, as all course work is taught in English.



Chris Parrish


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Materials provided by instructor

Tool Kit (available in the Welding classroom)



Assignment/course outline:

See first day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

  • Identify welding safety rules and regulations in accordance with industry standards.
  • Describe welding-related mathematical concepts, including geometry and measurement.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of metallurgy, including material properties and characteristics, heat treating, and welding metallurgy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of welding machines, tools, and equipment associated with various welding processes.
  • Interpret and apply basic welding symbols, including groove welds, fillet welds, plug and slot welds.
  • Apply SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW techniques to weld a combination of joints together by the AWS D1.1 welding standard.
  • Troubleshoot and identify welding defects and apply corrective measures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of welding codes and standards and the ability to adhere to them.
  • Use critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed decisions during welding tasks.
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with team members and supervisors to complete welding tasks effectively and efficiently.



Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate proficiency in welding techniques and produce quality welds with multiple processes of welding on ferrous and non-ferrous materials in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions by the American Welding Society (AWS) standard.

1.Identify and interpret welding symbols in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS)

2. Utilize the processes of welding (GMAW),(FCAW),(SMAW), (GTAW) safely and effectively.

3. Select welding processes and materials based on project specifications and requirements.

4. Produce quality welds that meet industry standards and pass non-destructive and destructive testing methods to become a certifiable welder. (e.g. visual, etching, and hydraulic bend stress test.

1. Welding competency tests based on AWS standards.

2. Observation of student performance in welding exercises and projects.

3. Non-destructive and destructive testing methods of students welds.


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The Instructor will demonstrate proficiency in welding techniques and produce quality welds.

  • Will demonstrate the ability to interpret technical drawings and blueprints and explain various ways of learning to interpret them.
  • Will demonstrate proficiency in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Will demonstrate the knowledge of welding equipment and various welding techniques.
  • Will demonstrate the welding procedures and safety protocols.
  • Will give out performance tests to measure the ability to produce quality welds
  • Will give Written examinations to evaluate knowledge of welding equipment and procedures.
  • Will observe students while performing welding tasks in the lab to asses their skills.


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