WAF 117: Ironworker Pre-Apprenticeship Flux Cored Arc Welding

In this course, students will be introduced to the Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process and gain the understanding of how this process is applied in the Ironworker trade. Students will learn to apply FCAW to various joint designs, on plate and structural shapes in multiple positions, using self-shielded and gas shielded filler wire. Welding vocabulary, welding theory, basic electricity, personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment troubleshooting, welding symbols, safety precautions and safe work practices will be covered along with discussing the various consumables used in FCAW and their applications. The title of this course was previously Flux Cored 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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