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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

162 Southside Virginia

162 Southside Virginia Community College WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced) (3 Cr) Continues instruction on operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. WEL 126 Pipe Welding I (3-4 Cr) Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with section IX of the ASME Code. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding (3-4 Cr) Introduces practical operations in the uses of inert-gasshield arc welding. Discusses equipment, safety operations, welding practice in the various positions, process applications, and manual and semi-automatic welding. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. WEL 136 Welding III (Inert Gas) Studies Tungsten and metallic inert gas procedures and practices including principles of operation, shielding gasses, filler rods, process variations and applications, manual and automatic welding, equipment and safety. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week. WEL 138 Pipe and Tube Welding (2 Cr) Develops entry level skills for the inert gas tungsten welding process (TIG) with emphasis upon thin and thick wall carbon and stainless piping and tubing. Prerequisites: WEL 136. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week. WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation (2-3 Cr) Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry. Includes blueprint reading, geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching, basic principles of orthographic projection, preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding (3 Cr) Introduces semi-automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires, fluxes, and gases. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 WEL 195 Topics In (1-5 Cr) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

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