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Arc Welding I
Course: WLD106AA

First Term: 2015 Fall
Lec + Lab   5 Credit(s)   8 Period(s)   7.1 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: Electric welding with emphasis on metallic arc welding in out-of-position practice and procedures.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the various types of welding power supplies used in industry. (I)
2. Perform two techniques of striking the arc and running stringer beads in the flat position. (II, IV)
3. Describe the four key points of arc welding. (III)
4. Perform three types of welding beads on various joints in position and out of position. (IV)
5. Identify a variety of electrodes and the classifications of each. (V)
6. Prepare welding joints, set-up and weld procedure. (VI)
7. Describe different types of welding techniques and their uses. (VII)
8. Analyze welding quality as it relates to inspection and quality control. (VIII)
9. Recognize weld defects and their causes and possible corrections. (IX)
10. Identify four basic types of carbon steel and alloy steels. (X)
11. Explain the process of tacking plates together for distortion control and welding sequence. (XI)
12. Describe various certification techniques used in industry. (XII)
13. Explain test methods used for certification of welds and quality control. (XIII)
14. Identify the common physical properties of materials and their uses. (XIV)
15. Describe factors a person should consider before welding. (XV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Machines
   A. Generator
   B. Transformer
   C. Transformer-rectifier
   D. Step
   E. Stepless
II. Arc
   A. Tapping
   B. Strike
III. Four Key Points
   A. Arc Length
   B. Speed of Travel
   C. Volume of Heat
   D. Angle of Rod
IV. Beads
   A. Stringer
   B. Weave
   C. Whipping
V. Electrodes
   A. Classification
   B. Heat Range
   C. Coating Types
   D. Diameter
   E. Storage
   F. Positions
VI. Metal Preparation
   A. Size and Shape
   B. Types of Joints
   C. Set-up
   D. Edge Preparations
   E. Metal Thickness
VII. Welding Techniques
   A. Whipping (Root Pass)
   B. Oscillation
   C. Direction of Weld
VIII. Weld Quality
   A. Penetration
   B. Fusion
   C. Weld Passes
   D. Size and Shape of Beads
IX. Weld Defects
   A. Undercut
   B. Slag Inclusions
   C. Gas Pockets
   D. Poor Contour
   E. Lack of Fusion
X. Types of Metals
   A. Low-Carbon Steel
   B. Medium-Carbon Steel
   C. High-Carbon Steel
   D. Alloy Steels
XI. Distortion Control
   A. Tacking
   B. Preset
   C. Weld Sequence
   D. Jigs and Fixtures
   E. Preheat
   F. Welding Speed
XII. Testing and Certification
   A. Positions
   B. Joint Set-up
   C. Rd Type E7018
   D. Testing Method
   E. Allowable Flaws
XIII. Test Methods
   A. Guided Bend
   B. Tensile Pull
   C. Magnaflux
   D. X-ray
   E. Ultrasonic
XIV. Physical Properties of Metal
   A. Tensil Strength
   B. Ductility
   C. Hardness
   D. Elongation
   E. Melting Point
   F. Elasticity
XV. Considerations Before Welding
   A. Type of Steel
   B. Hardness
   C. Crack Sensitivity
   D. Preheat
   E. Type of Rod
   F. Type of Current
   G. Direction of Weld
   H. Speed of Weld
   I. Distortion Control Method
   J. Rate of Cooling
   K. Process to Use
   L. In-Service Use of Piece
   M. Cost of Production vs. Cost of Repair

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 16, 2015

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