Fundamentals of Stick Welding / Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the theory and operation of stick welding (SMAW). The class will cover proper assembly of the equipment used, safe operation, proper welding procedures and techniques used in welding steel. Filler metal selection, polarity selection and troubleshooting will also be covered.

The topics may not be covered in the order listed. The Lecture/Lab combinations consist of both classroom and group discussions during lab demonstrations. Lab time is designed for individual practice and will include demonstrations and coaching. Since the lab projects are done at an individual pace, some students will progress further than others.

Dress attire: long pants, work shirt, closed toe leather shoes or boots.
Students need to provide: Safety glasses and welding gloves.
School will provide: welding helmet and leather jackets.
*Students may bring their own welding helmets or jackets.

Pre-requisites:

Be able to move freely around the shop, be able to bend over and lift 10lb, stand for long periods, have hand eye coordination, and be able to pay attention to detail.

Learner outcomes:

Understand Shop Safety and Personal Protective Equipment related to SMAW welding.
Be able to set up a SMAW power source.
Be able to produce fillet welds on steel using SMAW in various positions.
Understand the variables used in setting up SMAW.
Be able to identify common weld defects.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Attend 80% of the class.
Be able to set up the power source for SMAW.
Be able to produce an acceptable Fillet weld to the AWS standards using SMAW on steel Flat, and Horizontal positions using E6010 andE7018.
The ability to work safely in the shop.
Be able to identify common weld defects.
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Course: CEMF 146-00
Term: 1393
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 19515
Instructor(s): Nicholas Pinckney
Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC Rm TBD, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
Dates: Jan. 6, 2020 (Mon., 1 - 3 p.m.); Jan. 8 - 29, 2020 (Mon. & Wed., 1 - 5 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 30.0 Contact Hours
Seats Remaining: 16
Required Fees: Price
Registration$695.00