NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
WEL 150 - WELDING DRAWING AND INTERPRETATION (2 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will instruct the student in how the welding blueprint is developed and how it is used to fabricate various products. The course will cover the basic weld symbols and how they are applied to the welding blueprint. The student will learn the various joints and their application to the welding process. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

WEL 150 is designed to prepare the students in interpreting welding blueprints and weld symbols, both written and graphic.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

a. demonstrate a proficient knowledge in the process used to detail shop drawings test.

b. demonstrate an ability to use various reference materials such as catalogs, specifications, and handbooks.

c. demonstrate a proficient skill in estimating material requirements using sample shop drawings.

d. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the dimensions of structural materials.

MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT a. The interpretation of the A.W.S. graphic and written weld symbols

b. Demonstration of the use of architectural and structural contract drawings and specifications in the development of shop drawings

c. The use of catalogs to determine types of structural products used in various shop drawings

d. Explanation of the manual of steel construction and how it is applied to the welding blueprint

Revised 10/95

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