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Weld-101C - Advance Shielded Metal Arc Welding - William R Mouton Sr

Course:Advance Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Professor:William R Mouton Sr
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


William R. Mouton Sr

My Love for Muscle Cars Restoration yea, that's what got me here and loving it. Hi, most of you already know me from Weld 101-A and Weld 101-B as the class Support Assistance and now, I will be your welding instructor for your final part of a 3 section Welding Course. I'm an old "Dude", 74 years as a matter of fact but, very young at heart and mind. Those of you who took the Welding 101-A and101-B class can attest to that, you others, well, come and join us. I promise you, if you do diligent work with my 50/50 Lecture/Welding Lab/Shop, I'll do my best to teach you how to finish off this course and become a proficient Shielded Metal Arc Welder.

In this class, we will be taking this Welding Course based on the Canvas Platform.  This means, Personal Lectures supported by, Media forms, Activities such as homework, quizzes, and test will also be included online. But wait, that's not a bad thing, "WE" need this lecture time because, knowledge about welding is part of why you are taking the class and why I'm excited to teach you, remember?  You will continue to use high tech applications such as "Lincoln Electric Virtual Welding Machine"  more about that later.  The best, most advanced machines that Lincoln Electric has to offer is what "WE" use.  Well lit designed welding booths with plenty of room with ventilation.  So, the bottom line is you want be guessing about what and how to, most of that comes from your lectures with no trick question, although relaxed, you will be taught how to become a real world welder using the best to offer.

Okay now, lets talk about the Lab/Shop.  " Safety First Always,"  students are required to wear Personal Protection Equipment when we enter the welding lab and safety glasses in all area excpt for the classroom.  Remember those Virtual Welders?, we use them to help aid you with the learning process also. Your training on the Virtual Machine include charts, graphs, and scores that are "not course graded", Yep not graded. Bottomline, its a tool  for you, I think of it as a Accelerated Welding Learning Machine. Also as an option, we have a program call Open Lab on Saturdays. Guess who supervise it, "Yep", you're right.  

And, we weld, using the best machines Lincoln Electric has to offer.  Again, personalize lecture?, we need this, think of it like this, 50% of what is needed to be a good or even great welder.  The welding booth are spacious(sounds like a room, right) they, are large and well ventilated.  I love Welding and hopefully, so will you.

Course Description

The third of a three-part series in the theory and application of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).  Emphasizes safety procedures, use of SMAW consumables and welding equipment and enhanced welding techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society EG2.0 Entry Level Welder Program.

What to Expect in this Course

All students are expected to do the work assigned and notify the instructor when emergencies or difficulties of all kind arise.  The sooner the the instructor is notified, the sooner we can try to work out a solution for such. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):  Accurately interpret and explain drawings used for applications that involve welding.

Differentiate the various operational and performance techniques used to cut metal using thermal arc cutting process.

Demonstrate proficiency in completing a vertical and overhead positions (3g and 4g) V Groove weld on Carbon Steel using the Shielded Metal Arc process.

Types of Assessments

Your success in this class depends on your willingness to dedicate the time necessary to complete the course assignments and other related course material. if you have any difficulties completing assignments or meeting deadline, please notify the me immediately so we can try to resolve the situation. If you stop attending or participating in this class, (this includes completing assignments in a timely fashion) prior to the drop deadline above without notifying and discussing it with the instructor, you will be withdrawn from this course. If you stop attending and participating in this course after the drop deadline, your lack of completion will be evident in your grade. Please note that dropping or being dropped from this course may impact your full time student status and/or the number of times you'll be able to repeat the course.

Textbook Information

Textbook: Goodheart - Wilcox Publisher Modern Welding 13th Edition Hardcopy Textbook and the G-W online access.  Modern Welding 2024 - Bundle (Text + Edu Hub 2 year Student Access Key Code)  ISCN No. 978 - 1 -64564 - 016 - 5


Other Relevant Course Information

Required Welding Items Provided: (1) Arc welding helmet (5) Extra clear lenses for welding helmet (1) Pair of arc welding gloves (1) Welding Jacket (all leather preferred) (1) Clear Safety glasses (ANSI 78.1 rated (1) Sturdy leather work boots (high rise) (1) Chipping hammer (1) Large wire brush (1) 4 ½ - 5” electric (120VAC) powered grinder. (2) Hard disks for grinder (for grinding steel) (1) Wire wheel for grinder (for cleaning welds) (1) High powered flashlight or (120VAC) lamp (1) VISE-GRIP 6 in. C-Clamp Locking Pliers (or equivalent) (1) VISE-GRIP 6 in. Groove lock V-Jaw Pliers (or equivalent) Respirators or Mask Please note: Students who do not possess the required PPE and items as listed above may be dismissed from class. 

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Last updated: 08/03/2023 Sub#: 595