Introduction to Welding Processes

Course Number: 
MEC 1180
Spring Fall Summer
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC)

Students will learn the fundamentals of oxy-acetylene brazing, welding, and cutting processes; Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or “stick” welding; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or “MIG” welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or “TIG” welding; and plasma cutting processes. A central component of this course is a lab in which the student will learn to use many of the techniques and machines discussed in the lecture. A major component of the lab is lab safety. This course will help interested students begin to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) entry-level certifications; 2 hour of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week.