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CAM 1180 Welding & Metal Joining I

This course is a broad introduction to welding with in-depth hands-on labs to include SMAW, GMAW, OAW, GTAW, and Resistance, commonly known as MIG, TIG, Ox-acetylene, and Stick (ARC) welding along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Welding safety, personal protection equipment, special welding tools will be taught in-depth and used by the students within the lab setting. The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions or a combination of both. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Computer Aided Manufacturing
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe welding safety procedures as represented by the American Welding Society (AWS). Demonstrate the use of hand tools, personal protection equipment and safe work practices.
  • Demonstrate the use of MIG, TIG, Stick (ARC) and Ox-acetylene to join metal parts in a variety of positions.
  • Interpret and apply American Welding Society (AWS) welding symbols on fabrication drawings. Demonstrate the use of layout and measurement tools and part preparation.
  • Demonstrate metal joining through sheetmetal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. Evaluate processes used in mechanical fastening and joining.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2