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                                                                                    STANDARD 1-C SYLLABUS


Franklin Simpson CTE


    Welding -Course Syllabus

Fall 2013



Course:                  Welding 1 Shielded Metal Arc Welding     WLD 120/121 Lecture/Lab


Date/Time:            Monday-Friday          1 hour



Description:                 This course is designed to teach students the identification, inspections, and maintenance of SMAW machines; identification, selection, and storage of SMAW electrodes; principles of SMAW; and the effects of variables on the SMAW process.  Theory and applications of related processes such as GTAW, GMAW and metallurgy are also included.


INSTRUCTOR:                  Jeremy Loveall

                                                400 south College st

                                                Franklin, Ky 42134



                                                Office Hours:                      

Monday thru Friday; 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 



CONTACT:                         Mrs. Brigitte Kilburn

                                           Franklin- Simpson CTE

                                            (270) 586-2019







Competencies:            Upon completion of this course, the student can:


  1. Practice  lab safety procedures
  2. Use lab equipment and tools
  3. Apply principles of SMAW to weld metals, to include GTAW and GMAW
  4. Apply knowledge of the effects of variables of SMAW to weld plate and pipe
  5. Apply knowledge of basic metallurgy to control chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of alloy steels
  6. Identify and select filler materials for SMAW process




This class involves extensive exercises in the welding lab/shop area. It is imperative that a welding student exercises caution and obeys all safety procedures. Eye and skin protection must be worn at all times. Specific safety concerns and procedures will be discussed as the semester progresses.



GRADING:                          Tests and Quizzes               

                                            Lab Participation          



OUTLINE:                           I.              Shielded Metal Arc Welding

  1. Equipment
  2. Basic electricity
  3. Electrode classification
  4. Weld joint design
  5. Weld quality
  6. Housekeeping
  7. Safety


  1. Welding Metallurgy      
  1. Heat, Temperature, and Energy
  2. Mechanical Properties of Metal
  3. Structure of Matter
  4. Crystalline Structures of Metal
  5. Phase Diagrams
  6. Strengthening Mechanisms
  7. Heat Treatments Associated with Welding
  8. Thermal Effects Caused by Arc Welding
  9. Gases in Welding
  10. Metallurgical Defects


This information will be covered within two 12  week trimesters. There will be five tests and a comprehensive final will be given at the end of the semester.  A mid-term exam will be given at the nine week mark. The final exam will consist of 50% written questions and 50% hands on welding.


Library Project / Web Assignment

Each student will also be required to use the web to research a paper on Shielded Metal Arc Welding or other pre-approved subjects to be used as a possible portfolio piece.


Certification Exams:   Prior to completion of the program each student will be given the opportunity to take the American Welding Society entry level exam as well as the State Welder’s Certification exam.




Text:                                  Welding Technology Fundamentals Fourth Edition.



Media Component:            Videos will be used as needed. Outside welding reps such as Lincoln and Miller will be used to demo the newest and latest welding technology. 






POLICY:                              No student is allowed to be absent more than 5 days per semester unexcused.







POLICY:                              Assignments can be made-up with valid excuse (doctor’s notice, funeral announcement, immediate family illness, or other hard-copy proof).




Plagiarism is the act of presenting ideas, words, or organization of a source, published or not, as if they were ones own. All quoted material must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant ideas, and organization must be acknowledged by some form of documentation acceptable to the instructor for the course.


Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual material is completed, it must be done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term “material” refers to work in any form including written, oral, and electronic.


All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, and is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. In any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student must consult the instructor before submitting the work.



Cheating includes buying, stealing, or otherwise obtaining unauthorized

Copies of examinations or assignments for the purpose of improving ones

Academic standing. During examinations or in-class work, cheating

Includes having unauthorized information, and/or referring to

Unauthorized notes or other written or electronic information. In addition,

Copying from others, either during examinations or in the preparation of

Homework assignments, is a form of cheating.


Student Co-Responsibility

Anyone who knowingly assists in any form of academic dishonesty shall be considered as guilty as the student who accepts such assistance. Students should not allow their work to be copied or otherwise used by fellow students, nor should they sell or give unauthorized copies of examinations to other students.


Misuse or Student Falsification of Academic Records

The misuse or actual or attempted falsification, theft, misrepresentation, or other alteration of any official academic record of the college is a serious academic offense. As used in this context, “academic record” includes all paper and electronic versions of the partial or complete academic record.



           All students should act respectively and maturely. It is a privilege not a right to attend this school. Effort should be given at all times. Each student should be on time and on task while at this institution.



           Students should expect a safe and productive work atmosphere with the chance to further their education. Students will be given ample time to complete all tasks and assignments and will be given individual instruction time from the instructor. Any student who fails to demonstrate the proper effort and work attitude will be denied the privilege of attending this school.










Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)

The Education Cabinet, the Department for Workforce Investment and the Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational services and/or employment.  The Education Cabinet provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities.  To request materials in an alternative format, contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator in OCTE or Norb Ryan at NorbJ.Ryan@ky.gov.  Persons with hearing-and speech- impairments can contact the agency by sing the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD).  For voice to TDD, call 1-800—648-6057.  For TDD to voice, call 1-800-648-6056.


The Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or religion in admission to education programs, activities, and employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and shall provide, upon request by a qualified disabled individual, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with a disability an equal opportunity to participate.


For more information, contact Mr. William Denton, Office of Career and Technical Education, 20th Floor CPT, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 564-4286.  Mr. Denton can also be reached through his e-mail address:  WilliamJ.Denton@ky.gov.



The information on this syllabus is subject to change at anytime.  Each student will be notified of any changes during the semester.


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STUDENT _____________________________________________ DATE__________