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Weld 113A - Introduction to Pipe Welding - David Thrasher

Course:Introduction to Pipe Welding
Professor:David Thrasher
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello and Welcome to Weld 113A - Introduction to Pipe Welding. You will interpret and apply basic welding terminology and theory as they apply to common pipe welding applications. And you will demonstrate basic welding pipe techniques that meet American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.

Course Description

First in a series that provides fundamental theory and application of pipe welding using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Procedures leading to skillfulness in weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy and related welding codes and standards are emphasized. Emphasis on weld positions 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using mild steel electrodes, in accordance with American Petroleum Institute API-1104.

What to Expect in this Course

You will complete welding projects in the lab at COC and all the lectures will be remotely - via Zoom

Mon/Wed Lab - TWSH-120 4:05PM – 7:10PM

Mon/Wed  Lecture - Via Zoom 8:10PM – 9:00PM

Types of Assessments

There will be homework assignments, 5 exams and a cumulative final exam which will be taken in Canvas, and welding projects, which will be completed in the welding lab at COC.

Textbook Information

Tool(s) Used to Meet

Required Supplies:
Arc Welding Helmet
Arc Welding Gloves
Welding Jacket (All leather preferred)
Welding Cap
Clear Safety Glasses (ANSI Z78.1 rated)
Sturdy Leather Work Boots (high rise)
Leather work gloves
Wire Brush
(Two) 4 ½” – 5” Electric (120VAC) Power Grinder
1/16”, 1/8” and 3/16” Hard Discs for Grinder
Flapper Discs (40 or 60 Grit)
Wire Wheel for Grinder (Twisted Knot)
Flashlight or (120VAC) Work Lamp
Visegrip 9" Long Nose Locking Pliers (or equivalent)
Knee Pads
12” Half Round File
Saw Blade

Note: Be sure and put your name on each tool. I will discuss the required tools with you on our live lecture - via Zoom.

Textbook Title

Pipe Welding Procedures by Hoobasar Rampaul and Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe (Down Hill) By Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.

Other Relevant Course Information

All live lectures will be on Zoom and all announcements, handouts, assignments, quizzes and exams will be in Canvas. I will send out an email the week prior to the start of class with instructions for the first class session, including the Zoom Meeting ID. When you have access to Canvas please review the Zoom lecture schedule via Canvas in Announcements for the lecture dates and times for the rest of the semester.


Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Last updated: 08/19/2023 Sub#: 554