• Program: Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Course: Cutting, Heating and MIG Welding
  • Course #: ABCT1145
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Students will learn how to use oxy-acetylene cutting, heating, and metal inert gas (MIG) welding on automotive sheet metal. Students will become familiar with how the MIG welding process are used, requirements for metal joining processes and their application to auto collision repair.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze MIG welding
Analyze Gas welding
Identify procedures for safe handling of high pressure gas cylinders
Apply industry standard welds
Perform proper MIG welding technics
Adjust welders
Determine the correct welder type, (electrode, wire type, diameter, and gas) to be used in a specific welding situation
Set up welding equipment
Explain proper weld joints for industry standard
Determine proper protection techniques when welding on a vehicle
Explain proper safety procedures when welding on vehicles with electronic modules

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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