• Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Course: Flux Cored Arc Welding I
  • Course #: WLDG1350
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces students to the flux cored arc welding process including equipment, terms and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust and shut down flux cored arc welding equipment. Students will be able to produce fillet T-joint welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead position and single-V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal and vertical position. Students will also be able to classify electrodes and conduct single-V-groove tests. 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 flux-cored arc welding process
Identify important safety rules
Operate FCAW equipment
Produce fillet T-joint welds in the horizontal, vertical & overhead positions
Explain the American Welding Society electrode classification system
Produce single-V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal position
Conduct single-V-groove destructive tests
Produce a single-V-groove butt joint weld in the vertical position

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  WLDG1135
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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