WELD1520 Metallurgy & Safety in Fabrication

Course Description

This course covers the study of metals and how to safely join them in the fabrication of weldments to Generally Industries OSHA 10 requirements. Physical and mechanical properties of alloyed materials as they apply to welding, cutting, forming, shaping and heat treating will be covered. The students will do a capstone/developmental research project of manufacturing processes of products being built in manufacturing. There will also be a wide variety of equipment used during this course and several projects will be fabricated. Written and Fundamental tests will be done in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE curriculum, OSHA and related code books.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper use and inspection of personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Demonstrate proper safe operation practices in the work area.
  • Will complete a General Industry OSHA 10 safety.
  • Develop an understanding of the terminology used in the study of metals.
  • Describe the types of tests that are performed on metals to determine their range of usefulness.
  • Determine the difference between ferrous and nonferrous metals and how the applications will vary.
  • Fabricate various projects using prints and basic hand tools.
  • Research manufacturing fabricated products and their material make up's (Capstone/Development Project).


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other