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Effective Term:
Winter 2022 through Fall 2022
Course Number:
WLD 115
Course Title:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Mild Steel IV (E6011)
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Develops knowledge and skills in the use of E6011 mild steel electrodes when performing welds in the vertical and overhead positions. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is a outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, computer based training, and lab demonstrations covering technical skills. Course outcomes will include: theoretical concepts, lay out, fabrication, welding, oxy-fuel cutting and safety.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Function safely in the PCC Welding Lab.
  • Operate oxy-fuel portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards.
  • Understand and apply fundamentals of SMAW E6011 operations.
  • Interpret blueprints to accurately lay out, prepare, and assemble weld joints.
  • Weld common joint assemblies with the E6011 electrode to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code.
  • Operate a CAC-A (Carbon Arc Cutting - Air) system in accordance with industry standards.
  • Apply visual examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1.1.

Course Activities and Design

Welding lec/lab courses are Open Entry and Open Exit (OE/OE) and are offered concurrently. Courses are designed to meet the needs of the students with flexible scheduling options.  Students may attend full time or part time. This is an OE/OE course which does not align with the normal academic calendar.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course outcomes. The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following: oral or written examinations, quizzes, observations, written assignments, visual inspection techniques, welding tests and task performance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Function safely in the PCC Welding Shop.

  • Understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear
  • Understand and practice power tool safety
  • Understand and practice equipment safety for welding and oxy-fuel cutting systems
  • Understand and maintain a safe work area
    • Recognize and report dangerous electrical and air/gas hose connections
    • Understand and practice fire prevention

Operate oxy-fuel portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards.

  • Demonstrate correct setup and shut down procedures for the hand cutting and track cutting systems.
  • Perform oxy-fuel cutting with guided practice.

Understand and apply fundamentals of SMAW E6011 Operations.

  • Describe and demonstrate equipment setup, shut down and operation
  • Identify  Electrode Characteristics
  • Demonstrate proper Arc Length and Travel speed
  • Demonstrate correct starting, stopping and restarting techniques
  • Demonstrate proper bead placement

Interpret blueprints to accurately lay out, prepare and assemble weld joints.

  • Interpret lines, symbols, views and notes
  • Lay out material per specifications
  • Use the oxy-fuel cutting process to cut material to specified dimensions
  • Assemble project per specifications

Weld common joint assemblies with the E6011 electrode to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code in the following joint configurations and positions.

  • Vertical position
    • Lap joint
    • Single V-groove
  • Overhead position:
    • Bead plate
    • T-joint
    • Lap joint
    • Single V-groove

Operate a Carbon Arc Cutting - Air (CAC-A) system in accordance with industry standards

  • Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures
  • Adjust current and air pressure for size of electrode being used
  • Explain CAC-A electrode shapes and their uses
  • Demonstrate the effects of the following variables: electrode angle, amperage setting, air pressure and travel speed
  • Demonstrate correct CAC-A gouging techniques on steel

Apply visual examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1.1.

  • Evaluate welds using appropriate welding inspection tools
  • Assess weld discontinuities causes and corrections