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ATWD 1110 - Fundamentals of Gas & Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

The student shall know how to set up and operate gas welding and shielded metal arc welding equipment and safely function in a welding shop. The student shall weld various joints using gas welding and arc welding processes in the flat position.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe operation in a welding shop.


  1. Demonstrate safe operation of gas welding.
  2. Demonstrate safe operation of arc welding.
  3. Demonstrate safe operation of related tools.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select the proper filler metal to weld materials.


  1. Select filler material for gas welding.
  2. Select electrodes for arc welding.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use gas-welding equipment to braze materials.


  1. Demonstrate selection of flux.
  2. Demonstrate the selection of brazing material.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate cutting steel with oxy/fuel cutting equipment.


  1. Demonstrate cutting a straight line.
  2. Demonstrate cutting a bevel.
  3. Demonstrate piercing a hole.

  • 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. Introduction
  2. How to set up and safely operate gas welding equipment. Film and filmstrip
  3. Lab startup. Beading
  4. Edge and corner joints
  5. Welding joint. LAP
  6. Welding joint, TEE horizontal position
  7. Welding joint open-butt
  8. Brazing, soldering - cutting
  9. Gas welding practical test
  10. Arc welding safety filmstrips - equipment operation
  11. Lab start up arc welding beads - E6010
  12. Welding edge and corner joint - E6012
  13. Welding joint - LAP E6013
  14. Welding joint - TEE E7018 and 7024
  15. Welding joint open-butt E7018
  16. Arc welding practical exam

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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