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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Winter 2015

Course Number:
WLD 290
Course Title:
Submerged Arc Welding
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Develops knowledge and skills with the submerged arc welding process. Department permission required. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is a outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videotapes, and lab demonstrations covering technical skills. Course outcomes will include: theoretical concepts, layout, fabrication, welding, oxyfuel cutting, safety and environmental awareness, communication, computations and human relations.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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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, observation, written assignments, visual inspection techniques, welding tests, safe work habits, task performance and work relations.

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 hand and 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.
  • Access and explain the importance Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Demonstrate professional work ethics

  • Track training hours on time card
  • Perform projects in accordance to specifications and procedures
  • Follow directions in a positive manner
  • Manage time productively
  • Respects equipment and others
  • Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making

Apply math and science concepts to the welding related process.

  • Determine steel costs by weight per square foot calculations
  • Explain the characteristics of the SAW process as it relates to common electrodes and flux combinations.  
  • Explain how Heat-Affected Zone (HAZ) Cracking Possible
  • Describe mechanical properties of weld metal deposited by SAW. 

Operate oxyfuel portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards

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

Interpret drawing and symbols to accurately layout, prepare and assemble weld joints

  • Interpret lines, symbols and verbiage on project drawing
  • Layout material per drawing specifications
  • Use the oxyfuel cutting process to cut material to specified dimensions.
  • Grind material to meet specifications.
  • Assemble weld project per specification.

Weld common joints with the submerged arc welding process to code quality standards in the flat and horizontal positions

  • Use correct terminology.
    • Define terms used in the SAW process.
  • Equipment identification, setup, shut down, and principles of operation for SAW.
    • Power source identification and adjustment.
    • Welding lead, connections, inspection, and use.
    • Electrode and Flux identification, characteristics, and use.
  • Know essential variables of SAW by demonstrating the effects of the following variables: travel speed, electrode angle, voltage and wire feed speed.
  • Demonstrate correct welding techniques with the SAW.  
    • Starting and stopping
    • Overlapping welds
    • Follow a welding procedure
  • Demonstrate correct welding techniques in the following joints:
    • Flat Position
      • Groove Joint
    • Horizontal Position
      • T-Joint
  • Demonstrate visual examination principles and practices