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WAF 112: Shielded Metal Arc Welding

This course includes welding vocabulary and theory related to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, also known as "stick" welding. Students will learn to weld on DC+, DC- and AC polarities on various thicknesses of mild steel. Electrode identification, classification and proper selection for various applications will be exercised. Students will apply safe work practices related to the arc welding process in a laboratory setting. The title of this course was previously Welding II Basic ARC.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; WAF 100, WAF 102 or WAF 105, minimum grade "C", may enroll concurrently

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