WAF 105: Introduction to Welding Processes

In this basic welding class, students are introduced to 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). Students 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 that are commonly used in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, structural and artistic sculpture work.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Class offerings by semester

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Summer 2021 
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Description Hours
Credits  2
Lecture Hours 15
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 45
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 60
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