WAF 116: Ironworker Pre-Apprenticeship Shielded Metal Arc Welding

In this course, students will be introduced to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging (CAC/G) processes and how these processes are applied in the Ironworker trade. Students will learn to apply SMAW to various joint designs on plate and structural shapes in multiple positions and perform CAC/G techniques on steel with the various types of CAG electrodes. Welding vocabulary, welding theory, basic electricity, personal protective equipment, (PPE), equipment troubleshooting, safety precautions and safe work practices will be covered along with an introduction to weld quality. The title of this course was previously Shielded Metal Arc Welding for Ironworkers. This course is required for the Ironworkers Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading Level 3; Academic Writing Level 2; WAF 110 and WAF 114, minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered at nighttime    

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered at nighttime    

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 4
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 90
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 120

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