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

WEL3635 ARC WELDING PROCESSES COURSE PROCEDURE


WEL3635 ARC WELDING PROCESSES

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 3635 - Arc Welding Processes (3 hrs.)

This course is designed to expose the student to materials used in analyzing the equipment needs of specific processes of manufacturing. This course also deals with welding codes and standards, and cost estimating.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to allow students to identify and practice various arc welding methods used in today’s industry for fabrication of equipment and machinery.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze equipment needs for specific procedures or processes. These processes may range from manual to automatic cutting and welding applications.

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: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate how to select a power source for S.M.A.W.

  • Analyze various power sources and their capabilities for S.M.A.W.
  • Explain where and how to use the various equipment in applications relating to fabrication and maintenance welding with S.M.A.W.
  • Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories.
  • Make minor external repairs to equipment as needed.

UNIT 2: GAS METAL ARC WELDING   

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate how to select a power source and wire feed system for G.M.A.W.

  • Indicate the process requirements for G.M.A.W.
  • Contrast these with similar G.M.A.W. variables.
  • Demonstrate proper set-up procedures for welding on carbon steel.

UNIT 3: GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate how to select all equipment required to set-up for G.T.A.W.

  • Indicate the process requirements for G.T.A.W.
  • Associate the proper use of filler metals with alloys in G.T.A.W.
  • Demonstrate proper set-up procedures for welding on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steels.

UNIT 4: FLUXED CORE ARC WELDING

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully explain in detail the various flux-cored wires used in fabrication.

  • Identify similarities in equipment and consumables to G.M.A.W.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of this process in fabrication today.
  • Demonstrate proper set-up procedures for welding on carbon steel.

UNIT 5: CARBON ARC GOUGING

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate how to select all equipment required to set-up for carbon arc gouging process.

  • Indicate how and where carbon arc is used in welding.
  • Select equipment requirements for set-up of equipment.
  • Set-up equipment for carbon arc gouging.
  • Practice gouging on carbon and stainless materials.

UNIT 6: PLASMA ARC CUTTING/WELDING  

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully explain how plasma arc cutting and welding equipment work and its use in industry.

  • Compare equipment requirements with other cutting processes.
  • Set-up equipment and demonstrate process variables.
  • Demonstrate safe cutting practices for carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

UNIT 7: WELDING CODES AND STANDARDS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify methods of inspection and testing used in industry.

  • Analyze capabilities of various test methods.
  • Visually examine prepared surfaces of base metals and detect flaws.

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.