Shielded Metal Arc Welding Principles
90 clock hours
001, 002, 003
Course Description:This course addresses principles related to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including SMAW power supplies, electrode holders, equipment set-up, joint configuration, layout, electrode selection, electrode manipulation, arc control, finished bead characteristics, and safety.
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)
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate employability skills
- Demonstrate an understanding and ability to identify welding symbols
- Demonstrate SMAW equipment set up
- Demonstate the ability to perform various tests on steel to determine if the welds are acceptable to industry standards
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of welding codes and standards
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Demonstrate mastery of Welding knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Welding work setting.
Apply critical thinking/ problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Welding work setting.
Exhibit inter-personal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Welding work setting.
Exhibit organizational and professional skills appropriate for Welders.
Exhibit employability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in a Welding work setting.
|Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
This course is a cooperative, competency-based learning program with required classroom lecture classes, learning activity guides, videos, handouts, hands-on instruction, DVD, and computer-assisted instruction. Scheduled program workshops, seminars, special assigned projects, and style show attendance is required for credit.
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