Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding WELD 1070

4 Credits

(Prerequisite: Program Admission) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification. A $50 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of welding rods and steel.

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