Course Number: WELD 210

WELD 210
Advanced Arc Welding Principles and Practices
Section 1001
Fall 2015
Instructor: Matthew Nichols
Office: GTA 1065
Phone: 775-753-4718
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Course Information
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Course Description:
Advanced Arc Welding Principles and Practices
WELD 210
This course is a continuation of WELD 110 and will concentrate
on welds in the Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions with
V-Groove weld joints with and without backing, Tee, Lap and
Outside Corner Joints. Discussions on the Testing and Inspection
of Welds, Common Weld and Weld related Discontinuities, Weld
size and strength and Types of Joints. Welder certification tests
may be conducted.
Course Prerequisites: WELD 110
Course Location:
Weld Shop
Course Times:
12:30 pm -5:30 pm, Monday –Thursday, 9/08/2014 – 10/02/2014
Course Credits:
5.5 Credits
Required Textbooks: Welding, Level One, Pearson Education, NCCER, 4th ed.,
ISBN: 978-0-13-609967-3
Reading Assignment: Chapters 4, 5, 6
Learner Expected Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the students will:
➢ Clean base metal for welding and cutting. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain joint design. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Explain joint design considerations. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Using a nibbler, cutter, or grinder, mechanically prepare the edge of a mild steel
plate ¼” to ¾” thick at 22-1/2 degrees (or 30 degrees depending on equipment
available). (1), (2), (3)
➢ Using a nibbler, cutter, or grinder, mechanically prepare the end of a pipe with a
30 degree or 37-1/2 degree bevel (depending on equipment available) and a 3/32”
root face. Use 6”, 8”, or 10” Schedule 40 or Schedule 80 mild steel pipe. (1), (2),
➢ Select the proper joint design based on a welding procedure specification (WPS)
or instructor direction. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain codes governing welding. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain weld imperfections and their causes. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain nondestructive examination practices. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain welder qualification tests. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Explain the importance of quality workmanship. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify common destructive testing methods. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Set up shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Describe methods of striking an arc. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Properly strike and extinguish an arc. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Describe causes of arc blow and wander. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Make stringer, weave, and overlapping beads. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Make fillet welds in the Horizontal (2F) position, Vertical (3F) position, and
Overhead (4F) position. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain groove welds. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain groove welds with backing. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Set up shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment for making V-groove
welds. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Perform SMAW for V-groove welds with backing in the Horizontal (2G)
position, Vertical (3G) position and Overhead (4G) position.
➢ Identify and explain job code specifications. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Use fit-up gauges and measuring devices to check joint fit-up. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain distortion and how it is controlled. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Fit up joints using plate and pipe fit-up tools. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Check for joint misalignment and poor fit-up before and after welding. (1), (2),
➢ Prepare shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment for open-root V-groove
welds. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Perform open-root V-groove welds in the Flat (1G) position, Horizontal (2G)
position, Vertical (3G) position and Overhead (4G) position. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Identify and explain the air carbon arc cutting (CAC-A) process and equipment.
(1), (2), (3)
➢ Select and install CAC-A electrodes. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Prepare the work area and CAC-A equipment for safe operation. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Use CAC-A equipment for washing and gouging activities. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Perform storage and housekeeping activities for CAC-A equipment. (1), (2), (3)
➢ Make minor repairs to CAC-A equipment. (1), (2), (3)
(*)Numbers represent the learner outcome measurement method.
Measurement of Learner Outcomes
(1) Written Examination
(2) Practical Evaluation – Students will be asked to show competence by
kinesthetic demonstration.
(3) Verbal – Students will demonstrate competence by presenting oral
demonstrations in groups and individually.
Students will be tested for knowledge and skill attainment through written tests
comprised of questions taken from handouts, reading assignments, homework and
lectures. Quizzes may be unannounced, but tests will be announced at least one
class period before they are given. For the laboratory assessments, the students
will demonstrate his or her ability to produce satisfactory welds, set forth by the
instructor. These welds will be judged for soundness and quality as set forth by
the American Welding Society’s D1.1 Structural Welding Code, which is the
standard in this country and throughout the world.
Method of Instruction
A combination of lecture, discussion, demonstrations and film/video presentations
will be used in the classroom training. Hands-on training will be in the welding
lab. The student will make quality welds in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead
positions on both fillet and groove welds.
Course Requirements
➢ Students will be required to pass the welding safety test with 100% accuracy
before they will be allowed to work in the shop.
➢ Safety principles in the weld shop will be followed at all times.
➢ Students will complete training on all needed welding and cutting equipment.
➢ Students will be required to hand in homework assignments by due date.
➢ Students will be required to hand in shop assignments.
➢ Students will be required to hand in class assignments.
Lab Assignments: The students will demonstrate:
➢ The ability to weld with the SMAW process on various joint designs, with various
welds, in various positions. Job descriptions are described in the student
➢ Perform setup, cutting techniques and shutdown with the Carbon Arc Cutting
Violation of this policy will result in the student being dismissed from class that day and
it will count as an absence.
Attendance Policy:
You are expected to attend all class meetings. Exceptions
may be discussed with the instructor with suitable
make-up activities agreed upon (before the absence). All
course work is due on the assigned dates whether or not
you are present. You will lose ten percent (10%) of your
grade for everyday (not class period) that it is late. The
instructor assumes no responsibility for making sure you
receive any course material for which you were absent.
This is your responsibility.
After being tardy three times this will count as one
absence. If you are tardy more than one hour this will
count as a half day absence, and if two and a half hours
late or more this counts as an absence. AFTER TWO
Students with Disabilities: GBC supports providing equal access for students with
disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate
accommodations with students. Please contact the Director
for Services to Students with Disabilities (Julie Byrnes) in
Elko at 775.753.2271 at your earliest convenience to
request timely and appropriate accommodations.
Grading Policy and Grading Scale
Grades will be weighted according to the following scale:
Class Participation, Assignments, Tests and Quizzes
Lab Assignments
Up to 20% could be deducted from your grade for blatant safety
Grade Scale:
94% - 100%
87% - 89%
77% - 79%
67% - 69%
Below 60%
Drop Deadlines
If you do not formally withdraw by drop deadline, your instructor
will automatically assign you a grade of “F.” The last day to drop the course is
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s words, ideas, or data as one’s own.
When a student submits work that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the
source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate and
specific references, and if verbatim statements are included, through quotation
marks as well. In academically honest writing or speaking, the student will
acknowledge the source whenever another person’s actual words are quoted,
whenever another person’s idea, opinion, or theory is used, even if it is
completely paraphrased in the student’s own words, or whenever facts, statistics,
or other illustrative materials are borrowed, unless the information is common
Tool List – Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
(The STUDENT is responsible for these items)
➢ Suitable, fire resistant work clothing.
➢ Leather jacket or sleeves and apron.
➢ Leather gloves.
➢ High top leather shoes or boots (steel toe is recommended).
➢ Welder’s hat or skullcap (optional).
➢ Safety glasses with side shields (clear lens).
➢ Clear face shield.
➢ Cutting face shield,#5 or burning goggles with the following cover and filter
2 each - #5 filter plate/lens
2 each - #7 filter plate/lens
4 each – Clear cover plate/lens
➢ Ear plugs.
➢ Welding helmet and lenses (to match helmet design).
2 each - #10 shaded filter plate/lens OR
2 each - #12 shaded filter plate/lens
4 each – Clear cover plate/lens
Personal tools
➢ Carbon steel wire brush.
➢ Soap stone and holder.
➢ Center punch.
➢ Metal scribe.
➢ Steel tape measure (min. 10’).
➢ Chipping hammer.
➢ Pliers, wrenches and clamps
10” or 12” adjustable wrench
6” side or diagonal cutting pliers
2 each Vice Grip clamp (11R)
➢ Oxy-fuel friction lighter (striker), flint and tip cleaners
➢ 1 – flat and 1 Phillips screwdriver
➢ Files – one flat and one half round
➢ 1 lb. Ball peen hammer
➢ 12” or 18” combination square
➢ Stainless steel wire brush
➢ 4 ½ inch Grinder
➢ Steel Dividers (radius marker, 6” min.)
➢ Handheld calculator
➢ Cold chisel
➢ Flashlight
➢ Wrap-A-Round
➢ Sliding T bevel
➢ Protractor
➢ Welding Magnets (Qty. 2)
➢ Lock