Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

WEL3613 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING/STRUCTURAL COURSE PROCEDURE


WEL3613 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING/STRUCTURAL

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

WEL 3613 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Structural (3 hrs.)

Students in this course receive instruction and gain the necessary skills to produce sound welds on ferrous structural shapes in various positions.  Students will prepare a number of different joint configurations used in industry.  Welds will be made with several different electrodes using the Shielded Metal Arc welding equipment.

Course Classification:

Lab

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

Students in this course should become proficient in S.M.A.W. process on structural shaped materials using several different electrode classifications and joint configurations.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to prepare various structural shapes into common joint configurations and successfully make welds with several different electrodes and directions of travel.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: WELDING SAFETY REVIEW

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully pass a written safety test concerning SMAW equipment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and operate equipment safely.
  • Identify potential hazards in S.M.A.W. equipment.

UNIT 2: S.M.A.W. ELECTRODE CLASSIFICATIONS AND THEIR CAPABILITIES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully select electrodes for S.M.A.W. using A.W.S. classifications for base metal and joint configurations.

  • Differentiate S.M.A.W. electrodes by A.W.S. classification.
  • Associate S.M.A.W. classifications with base metals and joint criteria.

UNIT 3: PREPARING VARIOUS STRUCTURAL SHAPES FOR S.M.A.W.

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully prepare base metal specimens for welding.

  • Outline various methods and processes for preparing material.
  • Prepare specimens for welding per S.M.A.W. requirements.

UNIT 4: WELDING WITH E6010 ELECTRODES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully make welds.

  • Explain the uses of E6010 and its capabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make qualification welds with E6010.

UNIT 5: WELDING WITH E6012 ELECTRODES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully make welds using E6012 electrodes.

  • Explain the uses of E6012 and its capabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make qualification welds with E6012.

UNIT 6: WELDING WITH E6013 ELECTRODES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully make welds using E6013 electrodes.

  • Explain the uses of E6013 and its capabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make qualification welds with E6013.

UNIT 7: WELDING WITH E7018 ELECTRODES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully make welds using E7018 electrodes.

  • Explain the uses of EXX18, low hydrogen groups electrodes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make qualification welds using E7018.

UNIT 8: WELDING WITH E2XX-15/16 ELECTRODES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully make welds using E3XX-15/16 stainless steel electrodes.

  • Explain the uses of E3XX-15/16 and its capabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make qualification welds using E3XX-15/16 electrodes.

UNIT 9: CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WELDERS USING S.M.A.W.

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully pass a qualification test on plate using the S.M.A.W. process.

  • Identify certification requirements of S.M.A.W.
  • Prepare generalized qualification examinations for structural material using the guided bend test method.

Projects Required:

Refer to Syllabus

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.