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WAF 105: Introduction to Welding Processes

This is a basic welding class that introduces four welding processes; oxy-fuel welding (OFW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One cutting process is also explored; oxy-fuel cutting (OFC). The student will learn welding vocabulary, welding theory, safe handling practices and set-up of all related welding equipment. Students will weld using each process on ferrous or non-ferrous materials. The title of this course was previously Welding for Art and Engineering.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Credits
2
Lecture Hours
15
Clinical Hours
0
Lab Hours
45
Other Hours
0
Total Hours
60

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