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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Welding Fabrication (326)

45 hours (15 weeks)
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

March 2014 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: incorporate proper safety processes for storage of materials and equipment in a fabrication setting; explain and demonstrate safe handling and moving of material using proper rigging procedures; describe various types of fabrication techniques; explain the general features of a welding symbol; explain weld symbol combinations for fillet and groove welds; explain weld symbol combinations for other types of welds; describe the use of nondestructive examination symbols; describe distortion in welding; describe distortion in groove welds and fillet welds; explain base metal shrinkage; describe distortion control; identify ways in which welding procedures may be modified to prevent distortion; identify welding techniques used to prevent distortion; list and describe mechanical restraint methods; explain heat shaping; explain the use of repair welding; list and describe the types of failure analysis; describe the mechanical repair methods; explain the use of adhesive bonding; explain the application of adhesives; explain cold mechanical repair; explain the use of electroplating; explain blend grinding; list and describe methods of weld repair; describe structural weld repair; describe surfacing weld repair; explain sheet lining; discuss sleeving; list and describe the factors considered in developing a weld repair plan; describe weld discontinuities; explain weld defects; discuss weld stresses; define and identify weld cracks; list and describe type of cracks; explain appearance and causes of throat cracks; describe appearance and causes of crater cracks; explain appearance and causes of transverse cracks; explain appearance and causes of underbed cracks; explain lamellar tearing and its cause; explain the cause of toe cracks and root cracks; describe liquid metal embrittlement and its prevention; explain the formation of porosity; list and describe types of inclusions; explain incomplete fusion and incomplete penetration; describe types of incorrect shape in a weld;fabricate sub-assemblies to specific dimensions using blueprints; produce welded sub-assemblies for installation and completion of structures following plans and blueprints; and weld sub-assemblies to specifications of indicated structure.


The Welding Fabrication course is offered in traditional classroom format consisting of interactive lectures, demonstrations, proctored skills applications/lab activities, and proctored testing. End of course mastery is measured by hands-on demonstration of identified welding fabrication process skills for production of designated deliverables as indicated on project plans or blueprints.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Welding Technology, Technology Education, Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or Mechanical Engineering (3/14).