WAF 230: Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

In this course, students further develop their Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills by learning the American Welding Society (AWS) codes and standards and applying them to welds being performed. Students will perform sheet, plate, "C" channel and "H" beam welds in all positions as well as pipe welding in the 5F/G and 6F/G positions using multiple electrodes. The title of this course was previously Welding IV Advanced ARC (SMAW) and contains material previously taught in WAF 124.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 1; WAF 130 minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Summer 2021 
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Description Hours
Credits  4
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 90
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 120
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