Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Dual Credit: LLCC WEL 101 Basic Arc & Oxyacetylene Welding, LLCC WEL 103 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
This course assists students in gaining knowledge and developing the basic skills needed to be successful in the welding industry. Units of instruction include stick, MIG and TIG welding, basic metallurgy, cutting metal using manual processes, plasma arc cutting, and oxy-acetylene cutting processes. Students in this class focus primarily on T-joints and lap welds in all positions. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, hand tools, precision measuring, layout, and basic shop operations.
Open to: Seniors with Welding I
Dual Credit: LLCC WEL 102 Welding Blueprint Reading, WEL 104 MIG Welding
This course builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Welding Technology 1 and provides more in-depth skill development in various types of welding. Students will focus primarily on beveling, fit-up, and welding of groove welds in all positions using stick, TIG, and MIG welding processes. An introduction to spray transfer MIG, TIG aluminum, flux-core welding, open root processes, and the basics of pipe welding will be covered. Welding 2 students will be introduced to repair welding as well as basic fabrication techniques. Shop math will be covered more in-depth and will cover area, volume, material weight, and the use of the Pythagorean theory.
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