Instructor: Marc Rose Course Number: WD4.265

Phone: (541) 917-4581Office: IA-106

Email: ffice Hours: By Appointment

This course is a basic introduction of blueprint reading, symbols used for welding and welding principles. In the area of blueprint, the class will learn how to identify different structural shapes through different views. In the area of symbols used in welding, the class learn how to dissect a welding symbol and how they are used with blueprints. Lastly the class will be introduced to hands on welding and how to look at a blueprint, identify the structural shape, interpret the welding symbol and then finally make the needed weld.

  1. Required items: Furnished by the student


Scale (ruler-18" long)

Pencil (#2 or #3)

Eraser (soft)

Paper (unlined type)

Ear Plugs (optional)

High Top Boots or Shoes (no tennis shoes)

Safety Glasses (may be purchased for $3.00)

Welding Gloves (may be purchased for $5.00)

  1. Grading

A.50% of grade will be determined by performance on daily drawings, written assignments and attendance and also homework assignments.

B.50% of grade will be determined by attitude. (Attitude is demonstrated by participation in class and attendance.)

C.There may be a mid-term exam and will be a final exam.

D.There may be daily quizzes.

E.Assignments due will be turned in to the instructor at or before the end of the final period of class each week. This is to avoid all assignments being turned in the last day of class.

F.Students will only receive points for assignments turned in completed.

G.Late work will not accepted unless a prior arrangement has been made with the instructor.

H.Instructor may alter portions of weekly assignments based on how well the class material is being understood.

  1. Homework/Quizzes/Class Assignments

The following items must appear on each homework assignment turned in or a reduction of credit will be given for that assignment.

Your name, name of chapter, questions due (Example: 1-29) and the week number of the assignment.

Homework CANNOT be turned in using spiral wound paper...plain paper only.

  1. Clean-Up

The instructor will announce clean-up time at the end of each class session, and then this procedure should be followed:

➢Shut down welding equipment you are using.

➢Return any tools used to the proper area.

➢Return unused steel to the proper storage area.

➢Place welding pieces in the scrap container (cool if necessary).

➢Return welding rods over 2” in length to the proper box or tray in storage rack.

➢Sweep off table top in welding booth, and place welding stool on table.

➢Sweep floor of welding booth and put stubs and slag in metal garbage can

The student is free to go after completing these procedures.

  1. Safety

The student is responsible to follow all safety rules and shop procedures and to perform all tasks in a safe and conscientious manner. This includes wearing the required safety items (safety glasses, high top boots or shoes, etc.) during the lab time.

NOTE: The instructor will verbally warn the student when required safety items are not being worn in the shop, or when safety procedures are not being followed. Repeated safety violations may require the student to be withdrawn from the course by the instructor. Three strikes and you're out. Third warning could result in dismissal from the class.

NOTE: Instructor has the right to change areas that will better enhance the learning of the student. This will only happen with proper notification to the student.

  1. Personal Communication Devices

All personal communication devices (including laptops) must be turned off or kept on silent (NOT VIBRATE) during all classes and lab times. If personal communication devices are used or go off during class or lab time, your final grade could be reduced by a full letter grade. This includes texting.

7.My Job

I take my job as an instructor very serious. It is my job to not only instruct you in the field of

Welding but to also prepare you to become excellent employees. This is school, but treat this

class like a job. Show up on time, give your best effort, try to improve everyday. This will be a

fun class, I promise.

Disabilities Services and Emergency Planning – Meet With Instructor Week One

If you have emergency medical information for your instructor, need special arrangements to evacuate campus, or have a documented disability; please meet with your instructor, by appointment, no later than the first week of the term to discuss you needs. If you have a documented disability that will impact you at college and you seek accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for intake and to document your disability with LBCC. Then each term, at least two to three weeks prior to the start of classes, submit your “Request for Accommodations” form to ODS and pickup instructor letters. ODS may be reached from any LBCC campus/center by email to or by calling 917-4789. Letter pickup is available at each LBCC campus/center.

LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. (For further information ) Board Policy P1015


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Interpret basic orthographic blue prints. Recognize and interpret welding symbols and nondestructive symbols. Set up and operate Oxy-Acetylene Welding equipment. Set up and operate SMAW equipment. Set up and operate GMAW equipment. Use safe work practices and procedures with Oxy-Acetylene welding, SMAW, and GMAW equipment.

Print Reading & Welding Exploration

Course Outline

Week 1:Day 1. Introductions, go over syllabus. Basic Q & A with students. Blueprint test.

Day 2. Talk a little about structural shapes, the need for blueprints, go over blueprint test, line type powerpoint & weld joint power point.

Week 2:Day 1. Weld class room

Day 2. Weld class room

Week 3:Day 1. Weld class room

Day 2. Weld class room

Week 4Day 1. Weld class room

Day 2. Weld class room

Week 5Day 1. Weld class room

Day 2. Structural shapes...

Week 6Day 1. Tour the shop, take a welding shop safety test and sign release form.

Welding shop safety review, come dressed to weld.

Day 2. SMAW, GMAW FCAW power points and Q & A

Week 7Spend this week hands on practice using SMAW, GMAW & FCAW.

Week 8Day 1. Hands on practice using SMAW, GMAW & FCAW.

Day 2. Powerpoint on GTAW, Oxy/Fuel and Plasma cutting.

Week 9Day 1. Hands on practice using GTAW, Oxy/Fuel and Plasma cutting.

Day 2. Hands on practice using GTAW, Oxy/Fuel and Plasma cutting.

Week 10Use this week to practice on a process of your choice and we will also review what will be on Final Exam.

Week 11Final Exam