WLD 104 Course Information

Course Description


This course covers the fundamentals of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), focusing on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-acetylene cutting, and various joint designs and welding positions.





1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate safety measures for using arc welding equipment.


2. Students will display proficiency in electrode selection and classification.


3. Students will demonstrate the proper procedures and applications of shielded metal arc welding.


4. Students will demonstrate competency in written communication skills.



Teaching Methods


         Class Lectures

         Instructor Demonstrations

         Lab/Shop Exercises





         Three Exams

         Three Lab Projects (Practical Applications)

         Three Lab Reports