ARS 151: Welding Principles, Theory and Symbols

Credits 3
Theory Credit
Experimental Laboratory Credit

This is a theory and skill-based course in basic welding (gas and arc), plasma arc, brazing, soldering, and cutting processes used in maintenance and manufacturing. Other theory topics include forge, submerged arc, electroslag, stud arc, resistance, ultrasonic, electron beam, and laser beam welding. Students use welding symbols, joint designs, and weld positions to prepare specimens. The course also covers terminology, standards for welding acceptable and unacceptable welds, safety, and qualification tests.