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CAM 1181 Welding & Metal Joining II

This course, the second course in this series, on welding and metal joining will dive further into the this career field providing further in-depth hands-on labs which will include MIG, TIG, Stick (ARC), and Ox-acetylene use along with other types of metal joining options and instruction to include sheet metal layout, shearing, bending, riveting, brazing and spot welding. This course will include a deeper understanding of design and blueprints along with manual machining integration and new fabrication techniques like waterjet and laser technology. The student will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve the end results required using blue prints, verbal instructions and 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: CAM 1180 and CAM 1109  A grade of "C" or better in CAM 1180 is required to take this course and A grade of "C" or better in CAM 1109 is required to take this course 


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

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2