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WEL 252 - GTAW Aluminum: SENSE1

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for gas tungsten arc welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on aluminum in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 13 - 17, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
Corequisite: WEL 251  , WEL 253  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate GTAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
    1. Perform safety inspections
    2. Complete minor external repairs to GTAW equipment
    3. Set up GTAW equipment per WPS for welding on aluminum
  2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on aluminum
    1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
    2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
    3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
    4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
  3. Produce groove welds in all positions on aluminum
    1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
    2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal positon
    3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical positon
    4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead positon
  4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.2 standards are met
    1. Analyze completed welds
    2. Adjust welding technique



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