Structural Welding

WLD 110

125 Contact Hours
25 Lecture Hours
100 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

Our Structural Welding course is designed to reinforce skills students learned in the Welding Fundamentals class and teach new, related ones. Students continue to practice SMAW processes, expand their knowledge of welding symbols and construction drawings, and are introduced to the concepts of metallurgy and basic destructive weld testing. By the end of the course, students begin to learn how to weld pipe.

  • Set up SMAW equipment and perform basic butt welds on mild steel.
  • Apply two primary types of electrodes to a range of welding exercises.
  • Practice root pass and fill welds.
  • Advance the ability to read and interpret technical drawings and welding symbols.
  • Understand how the internal structure of metal changes when heated and cooled and other basic metallurgy principles.
  • Execute 2G, 3G, and 4G welds.
  • Learn basic destructive testing and inspection practices to produce safe, sound welds.
  • Utilize plasma cutting and carbon arc techniques.
  • Cut 5-inch diameter pipe to the correct bevel angle using thermal cutting devices.
  • Perform consistent pipe welds in one position while moving around the pipe.

Industry Applications

  • Construction
  • Transportation: Bridges, Highways, Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Pipe Welding
  • Nuclear
  • Mining