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ATWD 1100 - Welding Metallurgy

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

The student shall study the metallurgy of welding, the types of steel and their manufacture, the welding methods and processes, the temperature change in welding, the structure and the properties of metals, the effects of alloying elements, fluxes, slags, gases for welding, the simple welds in iron and steel.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the manufacturing of steel.


  1. Explain the manufacturing of steel.
  2. Use the various steel identification systems.
  3. Recognize the effects of alloying elements in metals.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine the welding processes and methods of welding.


  1. Determine the various welding processes and methods of welding (of specific types of metals).
  2. Observe simple welding in metals, iron and steel, for temperature and structural changes of the metals during welding.
  3. Determine the effect of fluxes, slags, and gases for welding.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the metallurgical change that takes place between metals.


  1. Observe the metallurgical change that takes place between the welded base metal and weld filler metal.
  2. Explain the effects of temperature change on the structure and properties of metals.

  • 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. Welding Metallurgy
  2. Types of steel and their manufacture
  3. Welding methods and processes
  4. Temperature changes in welding
  5. Structure of metals
  6. The properties of metals
  7. Effects of alloying elements
  8. Fluxes, gases and slags for welding
  9. Simple welds in iron and steel

Primary Faculty
Kacir, John
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

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

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