• Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Course: Gas Metal Arc Welding I
  • Course #: WLDG1135
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course teaches students identification and MIG welding equipment, joint design, welding terms and safety procedures. Students will learn setup, operation and perform bead, single and multiple pass butt and tee, lap and outside corner welds in the flat, horizontal positions. Students will also identify and describe personal shop and other related safety rules. The students will be required to identify shop and personal safety rules to 100% accuracy. This course will also require identification and performance of wire type and diameter and equipment on 3/16 inch and thicker plate steel. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

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:
Describe welding terms, test positions and nomenclature
Describe the gas metal arc welding process
Identify important safety rules
Operate gas metal arc welding equipment
Weld in the flat position utilizing surfacing technique
Produce square groove and fillet welds in the flat position
Produce square groove and fillet welds, butt, lap and T-joints in the horizontal position
Discuss the effect that gas metal arc welding variables have on the quality of welds
Apply square and fillet welds to produce lab project

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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