WEL3640 ADVANCED WELDING PROCESSES
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
WEL 3640 - Advanced Welding Processes (3 hrs.)
This course is designed to allow students to gather skills necessary for repairing equipment, analyzing safety requirements in automated welding and the study of special welding processes.
Students in this course will be exposed to welding chemistry and metallurgy, automated welding systems and maintenance of equipment.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to compare information from base metal chemistry to metallurgical requirements of filler metals for automated welding processes. Students will also be able to troubleshoot and repair equipment.
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: SAFETY IN AUTOMATED WELDING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully prescribe a plan of safe conditions acceptable for automated welding.
- Describe safe practices in automated welding.
- List safety equipment associated with automated processes.
UNIT 2: ELECTRICAL AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS OF AUTOMATIC WELDING
Outcomes: upon completion of this unit the student will be able to successfully formulate the electrical and equipment requirements of automated welding processes.
- Identify electrical components of automated processes.
- Describe the function of each component requirement to make an automated process.
UNIT 3: IDENTIFYING PROCESSES FOR AUTOMATED WELDING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify which welding process may be automated.
- Identify what processes can be automated for industry.
- Differentiate the advantages of automation.
UNIT 4: WELDING METALLURGY
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully generalize metallurgical date for the selection of a welding process.
- Analyze the elements that make-up various alloys.
- Determine what processes and procedures must be employed when working with alloys.
UNIT 5: SPECIAL WELDING PROCESSES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify which metals are most difficult to weld and prescribe a specific procedure.
- Define which alloys are most difficult to weld.
- Compare the processes required to weld these alloys with other alloys of metal.
UNIT 6: MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF WELDING EQUIPMENT
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully evaluate troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for welding equipment.
- Identify components of welding machinery.
- Prescribe methods of safely repairing machinery.
- Test repaired equipment and justify its use in service.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
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.