70 CLOCK HOURS
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform production and maintenance welding on mild steel including high volume fabrication, automotive assembly and repair.
Course objective: To produce quality multiple pass fillet welds and groove welds on carbon steel plate in all positions, using short circuiting transfer. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014), Production Line Welder (DOT 819.684-010), Tack Welder (DOT 810.684-010), and the arc welding portion of Combination Welder (DOT 819.384-010).
Course content: This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough technical understanding of welding safety, gas metal arc welding, equipment adjustments, metal transfer and shielding gases. It also provides training to develop the skill necessary to make quality gas metal arc welds in all positions on mild steel from 3/16-inch sheet to 3/8inch plate, single and multiple pass, using short circuit transfer. This course also illustrates problems associated with welding situations and provides corrective information.
Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass visual and guided bend tests in the horizontal, vertical down, and overhead positions.