• Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11


    1353 W. Hwy 10

    Anoka, MN 55303


    Instructor:  Robert Sand, CWI/CWE



    Course Title: Welding II SMAW/GTAW


    Concurrent Enrollment Credits: SMAW 1 credit

                                                                    Math for Welders 1 credit

    Course Description:


    This course covers hands-on technical college style training in the SMAW and GTAW processes. The focus of this course will be to develop skills and techniques in welding positions 1, 2, and 3 on carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel. SMAW training will cover entry level industry specific training on the use of the E6010 and the E7018 electrode in closed and open root applications.  GTAW training will cover joining of carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel with a variety of filler material.  Students who perform at an exceptionally high level will be offered the opportunity to take a Welder Certification Test to either AWS D9.1 the Sheet Metal Welding Code, or AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code.  In addition, students will take Math for Welders as an embedded portion of this course.  


    Text and References:


                    Modern Welding – Althouse/Turnquist/Bowditch

                    Practical Problems in Mathematics by Robert Chasan

                    AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code

                    AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding Code

    AWS B1.10 Guide to the Nondestructive Examination of Welds

    AWS SENSE QC 10 Specification for Qualification and Certification of Level I – Entry Welder


    Course Goals:


    1.       Exhibit safety principles and safe work habits.

    2.       Demonstrate welding skills and techniques consistent with the requirements for an entry-level welder.

    3.       Communicate effectively using welding theory and process terminology.

    4.       Accept constructive criticism and demonstrate appropriate behavior change.

    5.       Demonstrate professional conduct.

    6.       Exhibit punctuality and regular class attendance.

    7.       Exhibit the mastery of a self directed work approach, learning to ask supervisory personnel for help when help is needed.

    8.       Exhibit the ability to prepare various welding materials as needed.

    9.       Demonstrate the ability to set up welding equipment in the lab.

    10.    Spend the hours needed to master course content goals.


    Assessment of Student Performance:


    The student’s progress will be evaluated through the use of quizzes, worksheets, oral quizzes, tests, and lab assignments.  Lab assignments will be visually inspected and/or destructively tested. Grading criteria for an industry acceptable weld will be taken from a relevant AWS welding code.








    Course Evaluation:


    Weld performance evaluations, worksheets, quizzes, and tests will be translated to points. These points will be averaged to establish a letter grade. Students have daily access to updated grades as they are posted to the computerized grade book and AH connect.  Student grades will be updated approximately every other Friday.   Grades will be determined by the following scale:


    A 100%-90%

    B 80%-89%

    C 70%-79%

    D 60%-69%

    Below 60% will result in course failure.





    *There are approximately 1000 points available to earn during the course.