Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding WELD 1040

4 Credits
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat position. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: SMAW safety and health practices, fundamental SMAW theory, basic electrical principles, SMAW machines and set up, electrode identification and selection, materials selection and preparation, and production of beads and joints in the flat position.  A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.
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