125 Contact Hours
25 Lecture Hours
100 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours
This course is designed to introduce students to two new and related welding processes. GMAW or MIG uses a torch designed to provide a shielding gas for the weld and an automatic wire feed system that provides a constant feed of the filler metal. FCAW or Fluxcore uses a similar torch but uses a powdered flux to shield the weld. These processes are a considerable departure from processes previously used. Students learn to set-up and operate GMAW/FCAW welding equipment. These processes are applied in different combinations for welding plate in various basic positions. Students learn to correctly prepare pipe for GMAW/FCAW welding processes.
In addition, as part of an expanding knowledge about construction drawings, students learn about isometric drawings and their importance as a three dimensional picture of an object.