Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding WELD 1050

4 Credits

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

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