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Spring 2023
Apr 23, 2024
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WELD 2340 - Advanced FCAW (Flux Cored) Welding
Prerequisite: WELD 1040 (can be taken concurrently), WELD 1340; or permission of instructor. This course introduces students to advanced concepts relating to the use of the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Self Shielded (S) and Gas Shielded (G) welding processes to make high quality, cost-effective fillet and groove in the vertical and overhead positions in steel and stainless steel. Making such welds involves the use of advanced manipulative techniques that are more difficult to master than those used in WELD 1340. Safety is emphasized and the additional safety concerns associated with vertical and overhead welding are explained. Project Based Learning (PBL) is utilized to familiarize students with being part of a team that takes an idea for a product, designs it and makes it a reality. At the conclusion of this course students take either a 3G or 4G pass/fail welder qualification test using either the FCAW-G or FCAW-S process. An Industry Recognized Certification of Qualification will be awarded to students passing the test. The student must furnish: welding helmet (shade #10 or above); safety glasses; work gloves; long pants; welding jacket; leather work boots, preferably steel toe; 8” crescent wrench; soapstone and holder; tape measure; combination square; chipping hammer; wire brush; tool bag; center punch; and 12 oz. ball peen hammer. 4 1/2” grinder is optional.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Independent Study
All Sections for this Course

Computer/IS/Engineer Tech Division
Welding Technology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

(Credit level WELD 1040 Minimum Grade of D and Credit level WELD 1340 Minimum Grade of D or Credit level WELD 1270 Minimum Grade of D)

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