WPT 111 - Welding Theory I

Course Description

First level lecture for all students enrolled in a Welding Technology Degree or Certificate Program. Course will cover theory and technique for Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Oxy Fuel Processes for welding, brazing, and cutting. Group 2 course.

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WPT 112

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and use terminology common to the welding trade as defined by the American Welding Society.
  • Identify safety hazards.
  • Name common industry Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of process fundamentals to hypothetical problems.
  • Use formulae to calculate Wire Feed Speed, Volume, Mass, etc.
  • Incorporate Ohm's Law into their understanding of arc welding processes.
Human Dimension:
  • Recognize the importance of weld quality on the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Be aware in their personal impact on the quality of the projects in which they are involved.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Evaluate hypothetical applications and determine efficacy of different processes.