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WLD 105



Course Package

Approved February 4, 2011

Effective Fall 2011-12


Team Leader and Members Buddy May & Andra Goldberg

Date of proposal to Curriculum Sub-committee: 1/14/11

Purpose: _X__New _Change __ Retire

If this is a change, what is being changed? ___ Update Prefix __ Course Description
(Check ALL that apply) ___ Title __ Course Number
___ Learning Units __ Textbook
___ Competencies __ Credits
___ Format Change __ Prerequisite

Effective Semester/Year Fall 2011 Spring 20_____ Summer 20_____

Prefix & Number: WLD 105 Title: Weld Fit-up, Inspection, & Metallurgy
(formerly listed as WLD 260)

Catalog Course Description: Introduction to Visual Inspection, Joint Fit-up, Welding

Symbols, and Metallurgy.

Credit Hours: 2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours:


Does this course need a separately scheduled lab component? ____Yes ____No
Does this course require additional fees? If so, please explain. ____Yes ____No

Is there a similar course in the course bank? ___Yes (Please identify.) ___No
offered at other two and four-year ___Yes (Identify the college, subject, prefix,
universities in Arizona? number and title:

Writing Across the Curriculum Rationale:

Mohave Community College firmly supports the idea that writing can be used to improve
education; students who write in their respective content areas will learn more and retain
what they learn better than those who don’t. Courses in the core curriculum have been
identified as “Writing Across the Curriculum” courses.

Minimum standards for the Writing Across the Curriculum component are:

1. The writing assignments should total 1500 – 2000 words.

For example, a single report which is 1500 words in length
a series of essay questions and short papers (example: four 375-word
assignments) which total 1500 words could meet the requirement.
2. The writing component will represent at least 10% of a student’s final grade in
the course.
Is this course identified as a Writing Across the Curriculum course? ____Yes _X___No
(See addendum for writing rubrics)
Intended Course Goals

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

1. Follow safety practices and procedures while performing visual examinations.

2. Define and describe Inspection and Testing Methods common to welding fabrication.

3. Explain the different weld Joint Geometry and Welding Symbols.

4. Describe and analyze the methods used to insure the weldability of metals.

Course Competencies and Objectives

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
Competency 1 Identify and demonstrate appropriate safety practices
Objective 1.1 Analyze the importance of personal protective equipment
Objective 1.2 Select and demonstrate the proper personal protective equipment including
eye protection, helmet, filter lens, clothing, and shoes.
Objective 1.3 Describe the dangers associated with electrical and heat energy
Competency 2 Explain and describe testing and inspection of welds
Objective 2.1 Explain why welds are tested.
Objective 2.2 Describe the difference between destructive & non-destructive testing.
Objective 2.3 Describe and list the common discontinuities
Objective 2.4 Describe and explain visual examination to cut surfaces and edges.
Competency 3 Describe and explain basic weld joints and weld symbols.
Objective 3.1 Identify weld symbols, its elements, and their locations.
Objective 3.2 Identify and describe the use of weld joint terminology.
Objective 3.3 Explain the relationship between welded joint terms & weld symbol data.
Objective 3.4 Identify and explain the use of the five basic weld joints.
Objective 3.5 Identify and explain the different types of welds.
Objective 3.6 Identify and explain the different weld size profiles.
Competency 4 Describe and Identify the various changes that occur in metals during welding.
Objective 4.1 Identify and explain base metal properties.
Objective 4.2 Identify and describe the heat affected zone in welds.
Objective 4.3 Explain the welding heating and cooling temperatures & its affect on
Objective 4.4 Explain the cause of corrosion in stainless steels.
Objective 4.5 Discuss the problems associated with hydrogen embrittlement.

Teacher’s Guide
Course Textbook, Materials and Equipment
Textbook(s) Title Welding Inspection Technology (WIT-T-2008)
Author(s) AWS
ISBN 978-0-87171-579-1

Textbook Please indicate how much the textbook would cost if purchased through
Costs Barnes & Noble: $272.00 (educational discount buying from AWS - $108.00)
Modality _____ On-ground _____ On-line

Course Assessments
Description of Possible Course Assessments (Essays, multiple Quizzes, tests, and written
choice, etc.) assignments.

Exams standardized for this course? Are exams required by the

__ Midterm department?
__ Final ___Yes _X__No
__ Other (Please specify): If Yes, please specify:

Where can faculty members locate or access the required

standardized exams for this course? (Contact Person and Location)
Example: NCK – Academic Chair Office

Student Outcomes: Identify the general education goals for student

learning that is a component of this course.
Check all that apply: Method of Assessment
1. Communicate effectively.
a. Read and comprehend at a college level.
b. Write effectively in a college setting.

2. Demonstrate effective quantitative reasoning and Correctly inspect and test

problem solving skills. welds using AWS
certification standards.
3. Demonstrate effective qualitative reasoning skills.

4. Apply effective methods of inquiry.

a. Generate research paper by gathering information
from varied sources, analyzing data and organizing
information into a coherent structure.
b. Employ the scientific method.

5. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity

a. Experience the creative products of humanity.
b. Describe alternate historical, cultural, global