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WAF 116: Shielded Metal Arc Welding for Ironworkers

In this course, students will be introduced to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging (CAC/G) processes and how these processes are applied in the Union Ironworker Trade. The student will learn to apply Shielded Metal Arc Welding to various joint designs on carbon steel plates and structural shapes in multiple positions and properly perform CAC/G techniques on carbon steel using multiple diameter electrodes that are manufactured. Welding vocabulary, welding theory, basic electricity, personal protective equipment, (PPE), equipment troubleshooting, safety precautions and safe work practices will be covered along with an introduction of weld quality. This class is a required part of the regional Ironworker Local Union pre-apprentice certificate.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

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