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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATWD 1164 - Advanced Welding & Welder Certification (Special Testing)

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ATWD 1130  or ATWD 1140  or ATWD 1150 

The student shall write welding procedures, fabricate sample weldments in the vertical and overhead positions in the Special Testing process. The testing of the welds shall be in accordance with A.W.S. procedures and welding codes. The student will receive welder certification upon completion of the welding tests within the requirements of the welding codes. May be taken twice for credit.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to be certified in the chosen welding process and material.


  1. Write and use a welding procedure to complete test welds approved by the teacher.
  2. Weld and pass V-groove test welds approved by the teacher according to A.W.S. Welding Codes.
  3. Certification of the welder will follow the passing of the test welds. Includes an ID certification card with photo and certification forms for the students.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Orientation
  2. Welding procedures
  3. Welding practice, vertical bends
  4. Welding procedure completed
  5. Welding practice, vertical fillets
  6. Welding practice, vertical melt through
  7. Welding practice, overhead bends
  8. Welding practice, overhead fillets
  9. Welding practice, overhead melt through
  10. Weld certification testing-vertical and overhead
  11. Last day for lab tests

Primary Faculty
Kacir, John
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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