Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Manufacturing Education Center

Office 107C

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Office Hours 

Monday to Thursday

15:00 to 18:00

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WLDG-1307-002 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes


Course Description

Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: oxyfuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), fluxed cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


No Textbooks are required for this Class





     (1) --AC logo long sleeve shirt 

          --Jeans, wool pants, coveralls or overalls (no rips or frays)

          --Plain cotton t-shirts

 (no designs/imprints or v neck/low cut shirts)

          --Leather Boots

(steel toed preferred)

     (1) --Welding cap

     (1) --Heavy duty welding Gloves

     (1) --Light leather work Gloves

     (1) --Safety glasses

     (1) --Welding Helmet with auto darkening lens or fixed shade lens #9

     (4) --Clear cover plates for welding helmet

     (1) --Tinted Oxyfuel safety glasses (shade #5)

    ******Leather Welding Jacket is highly recommended but not required*****


     (1)—Tool Bag

    (1) --Locking pliers

     (1) --Soap stone set

     (1) --Metal paint marker 

     (1) --Combination padlock

     (1) --12” Combination square (metal straight edge)

     (1) --Striker and matching flints

     (1) --Tape measure (16’ or larger)

     (1) --Torch tip cleaner

     (1) --Chipping hammer

     (1) --Wire Brush

     (1) --4.5” Angle Grinder

     (5) --4.5” Grinder flap disks 36 grit

     (1) --4.5” Grinder wire wheel 

Consumable Supplies

(100) --10 gage 4”x2”

(100) --14 gage 4”x2”

   (1) ---3” sch 40 pipe

  (10) --3/8”x7” flat plate

Student Performance

  • Prepares time or job cards, reports or records.
  • Performs housekeeping duties.
  • Follows verbal instructions to complete work assignments.
  • Follows written instructions to complete work assignments.
  • Performs safety inspections of OFW, SMAW, GTAW and GMAW equipment and accessories.
  • Sets up for OFW, SMAW, GTAW and GMAW operations on carbon steel.
  • Operates OFW, SMAW, GTAW and GMAW equipment on carbon steel.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior

Notebook & Class Equipment

Students are recommended to take notes during lectures and should maintain a class notebook containing handouts and reference materials. Students shall furnish personal protective equipment to include safety glasses and have their own personal hand tools similar to those on the department tool list.


Shop Policy

Read safety handouts provided, use common sense, maintain safe shop practices, keep your Lab clean, and orderly. Keep all safety shields/guards, and equipment in place at all times. Notify your Instructor of faulty wiring/equipment, worn or damaged tools, or missing parts. No horseplay is allowed whatsoever. Academic disciplinary measures will be promptly administered to offending person(s). Please help the Instructor to maintain order so that he can be free to use your time for more effective teaching, and less time housekeeping. We all can enjoy the benefits of an effective and conducive learning environment. Remember to use your safety glasses when entering the shop area.


Tools, Equipment, and Clothing

Students shall wear appropriate clothing to perform any work task assigned. Tools and equipment specified for this class and any preliminary class in the curriculum are to be furnished by the student. Failure to dress for work or bring needed equipment may count as an absence. All tools should be properly used and cared for, thus allowing for longevity and safety of both the user and the tool.


Stealing, vandalism, or pilferage will be dealt with severely!! No drugs, tobacco, drinks, or food allowed!


All students are expected to follow the Amarillo College Students Code of Conduct. Any violation of this Code will be dealt with appropriately.


Grading Criteria

Students should complete all projects and the performance test at the REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.  They will be scored on neatness, completeness, procedure, professionalism, attitude, attendance and punctuality, shop cleanup,and SAFETY PRACTICES.

Attendance/Participation   – – – – – – – – – – – – – 30%

Shop Projects   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - 50%                

Exams – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –   10%                                                                                                     

Shop Clean up - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10%








Attendance in class and lab participation is regarded as a requirement and an obligation for learning.  Due to class schedules in accelerated programs, it will not be possible to have make up days for classes which have been missed.  Students should make every effort possible to attend and be on time for all classes.  being more than 20 minutes latefor a class or leaving early without the instructor’s permission will count as a ½ day absence.




Class orientation, welding safety, equipment setup and operation

Class Meeting 2

OFW set up and operations 

Class Meeting 3

OFW operations 

Class Meeting 4

 OFW operations

Class Meeting 5

GTAW set up and operations 

Class Meeting 6

GTAW operations  

Class Meeting 7

GTAW operations 

Class Meeting 8

GTAW projects due GMAW set up and  operations 


Class Meeting 9

GMAW operations 

Class Meeting 10

GMAW Projects due 

Class Meeting 11

SMAW operations set up 

Class Meeting 12

SMAW operations 

Class Meeting 13

SMAW operations 

Class Meeting 14

SMAW project due 

Class Meeting 15

ALL Projects completed Final Exam

Class Meeting 16



Additional Information


Syllabus Created on:

01/12/21 1:41 PM

Last Edited on:

01/10/22 1:34 PM