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ATEE 2300 - Welding Controllers

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: ATEE 1100  

Resistance welders and controllers are the main topics of this class, along with the information found in Article 630 of the NEC (National Electrical Code). Welding controllers, plug-in accessories, and test equipment for both portable and stationary MIG, TIG, and Stick welders will be discussed.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: The student will be able to articulate the operation of a resistance welder according to the National Electrical Code. 

Objectives: 

  1. Outline resistance welding fundamentals. 

  1. Describe resistance welding block diagram elements and configuration. 

  1. Describe resistance welding machine timing relations. 

 

Outcome 2: The student will be able to recognize spot, seam, and projection welding process variations. 

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the operation of a spot welder. 

  1. Describe the operation of a seam welder. 

  1. Describe the operation of a projection welder. 

 

Outcome 3: The student will be able to explain the operation of a welding system. 

Objectives: 

  1. List welding transformer needs and parameters. 

  1. Explain welding relay requirement applications. 

  1. Identify welding cooling requirements. 

 

Outcome 4: The student will be able to identify stick, MIG, and TIG welding process variations. 

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the operation of a stick welder. 

  1. Describe the operation of a MIG welder. 

  1. Describe the operation of a TIG welder. 

 

Outcome 5: The student will be able to use the general information found in the National Electrical Code. 

Objectives: 

  1. Identify the markings on the disconnect of a resistance welder. 

  1. Select the overload protection for a Resistance welder. 

  1. Describe the markings on the disconnect of an arc welder. 


COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Introduction to Welding
  2. MIG Welding
  3. TIG Welding
  4. ARC Welding
  5. Spot Welding
  6. Lab
  7. Tip Dressing
  8. Midterm
  9. WT 600
  10. WT600
  11. Lab
  12. Lab
  13. CAD Welding
  14. Friction Welding
  15. Gas Welding
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Graff, Jerry
Secondary Faculty
Pawlowski, Timothy
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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



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