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STI 134 - Ironworker Welding 1

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

This course introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and oxy-fuel cutting (OFC) processes.  Instruction includes theory and methodology of arc welding.  Hands-on instruction and lab projects are utilized.  The knowledge and skills needed to weld proficiently are measured through performance and written assessments.  The learning and application of safe welding practices are emphasized throughout the course.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:


  1. Set up and operate arc welding equipment and a torch cutting outfit.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate welding safety measures.
  3. Identify health hazards associated with the OFC and SMAW processes.
  4. Use safety procedures for arc welding and OFC.
  5. Describe the arc welding processes, components and power sources.
  6. Determine the best American Welding Society (AWS) electrode groups to use based on weldment types and specifications.
  7. Describe the importance of electrode storage and care.
  8. Identify the factors that effect bead formation.
  9. Create weldments using basic stringer beads in the 2F, 3F, and 4F positions.
  10. Build multiple pass fillet welds to satisfy weld specifications.

 Listed Topics

  1. Arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting set up
  2. Arc welding safety equipment and procedures
  3. Arc welding
  4. Electrode selection
  5. Single and multiple pass SMAW welds
Reference Materials
Ironworkers Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Reference Manual
Ironworkers Shielded Metal arc Welding - Student workbook
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 2/27/2020

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