Nov 27, 2022  
Butler Community College Catalog 2021-22 
Butler Community College Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WE 129. Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 (SMAW 1)

This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals to SMAW. The student will explain the SMAW process; demonstrate safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds. The student will demonstrate safety practices.

Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

Corequisite(s): WE 114 .

Credits: 3

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