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MFAB 131   Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: MFAB 124.

Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will describe the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct setup of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds. 1hr. lecture, 4 hrs. lab/wk.