AUTO-181: Technical Automotive Welding

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Technical Automotive Welding
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

An entry-level welding course in electric welding processes and cutting processes relating to the repair and maintenance of the automobile.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Basic Welding Safety
  2. Metal Identification Processes
  3. Basic Oxy/Fuel Cutting
  4. Plasma Arc Cutting
  5. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  6. Gas Metal Arc Welding
  7. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  8. Basic Welding Safety
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Setup and adjust gas cutting station.
  2. Setup and adjust SMAW welding station.
  3. Setup and adjust GMAW welding station.
  4. Setup and adjust GTAW welding station.
  5. Evaluate weld quality.
  6. Perform satisfactorily weldments on steel.
  7. Cut steel and aluminum using plasma torch.
  8. Cut steel using oxy/fuel torch.
  9. Evaluate weld quality by visual inspection.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Quizzes, and a written final examination. Measurable objectives will be evaluated on the basis of instructor evaluations for lab activities.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Students must take notes on demonstrations, carefully read and analyze assigned course materials, and perform exercises to determine their competence in performance of basic automotive service tasks.

Effective Term
Fall 2020