Syllabus
Preparation for Welding Inspection

Preparation for Welding Inspection

NDTE-2411

Fall 2010
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010

Course Information

Section 001
Lecture
TTh 5:00PM - 7:35PM
RVSC 3124
Warren Donworth
donworth@austincc.edu
(512) 223.6445

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

WLDG 2411: PREPARATION FOR WELDING

INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION

 

 

Welding Technology Department

Office: (512) 223-6220

Austin Community College

Austin, Texas  78741

 

SYLLABUS

 

Revised September 1, 2010

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

WLDG 2411: Preparation for Welding Inspector Certification: Preparation of students for certi­fication as welding inspectors, including accepted testing requirements and procedures, meas­urement systems, duties and responsibilities of inspectors, destructive and nondestructive testing, quality assurance/quality control, welding codes and blueprints, procedures, and case studies.  An overview of welding tools and equipment, metallurgy, chemistry, and joint design.  This is the Capstone Experience course for the Inspection Certificate.  Insurance: $3.50  Prerequisites: in­structor approval.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

Students take this course typically to satisfy one of the following objectives:

 

  • You need specific and directed preparation for taking the national CWI or CAWI examina­tion, and intend to use your certification for a career change into welding inspection.

 

  • You are pursuing the Certificate in Welding Inspection offered by Austin Community Col­lege, and this is the first of the four courses in that curriculum.

 

  • You are pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology at Aus­tin Community College with a concentration in Code Welding, and you are using this course as an elective to apply towards your degree.

 

  • Your are already employed in the field of quality assurance or quality control, and you need to know more about welding inspection as a discipline within your profession.

 

CREDIT AND FORMAT

 

You will receive four hours of college credit when you successfully complete this course.  It is held during the fall semester for sixteen weeks, and meets twice weekly for 2½ hours per class for a total of eighty clock hours.

 

Tuition is charged at the rate posted in the current Course Schedule, depending upon whether you live in-district, out-of-district, or out-of-state. 

 

ATTENDANCE

           

Welding inspection is a profession that requires a high degree of ethics and responsibility, as well as a significant amount of technical skill.  This course is designed to develop your skill progres­sively throughout the semester, and your progress will be assessed though a series of objective examinations typical of those encountered in the profession.  All missed examinations must be made up or they will receive the grade of 0% = F.  If you accumulate unexcused absences exceed­ing 10% of the total 80-clock hours for this course, Welding Department policy requires that your instructor drop you with a grade of W, or if the final semester withdrawal date has already passed, with a grade of F.   

 

WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS

 

If it becomes necessary to withdraw from this course, consult the calendar in the current Course Schedule for the last day to withdraw and still receive the grade of W (approximately two weeks before the end of the semester).  It is not your instructor's responsibility to remind you of this date.  If you are failing and do not withdraw in time, you will be locked in with no way to avoid the final course grade of F.

 

INCOMPLETE GRADES

 

Strive to complete your work on time.  The grade of Incomplete is given only if you can substan­tiate why assignments were not completed due to an insurmountable schedule conflict that oc­curred after the final date for withdrawing from the course.  The Incomplete grade must be re­moved before the deadline during the following semester, or it will automatically convert to a fi­nal course grade of F.  Consult the calendar in the current College Catalog for the removal date during the following semester.  It is not your instructor's re­sponsibility to remind you of this date. 

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Your final grade will be based on your progress throughout the semester, as assessed by ten mul­tiple-choice objective examinations administered approximately every other week.  The examina­tions are rigorous and typical of the challenging problems welding inspectors encounter in the field.  The numerical grades of the ten tests will be added, and then averaged by dividing by ten to yield a final course letter grade, as follows:

 

Total of Numerical Grades............... 10 =........................ %

Final Letter Grade.................................................................

 

 

 

 

When calculating the above percentages, the following grading system is used at Austin Commu­nity College:

 

A—Excellent................. 90% - 100%.............. Grade Points 4

B—Good......................... 80% - 89%.................................... 3

C—Satisfactory............... 70% - 79%.................................... 2

D—Minimum Pass........... 60% - 69%.................................... 1

F—Fail............................. 59% - 00%.................................... 0

 

APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION

 

If you are eligible for graduation with a certificate or degree in Welding Technology, you must submit your application for graduation no later than six weeks after classes begin in the fall or spring, and even earlier in the summer.  Consult the current Course Schedule for the exact date, and then contact your departmental advisor for details.  Do not miss this deadline or you will be de­layed a semester in graduating.  

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

It is your responsibility to stay informed regarding the policies and deadlines that affect you as a student.  This information can be found in the following sources, which can be obtained in the Admissions Office of Building G on the Riverside Campus:

 

1.   Course Schedule (free)

2.   Student Handbook (free)

3.   College Catalog (nominal charge)

 

TEXTBOOKS

 

There are two textbooks required for this course, both published by the American Welding Soci­ety (AWS):

 

     Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors, current edition, order number: CM-2000 

 

This is the primary textbook for the course.  It was written specifically for those preparing to take the 150-question Fundamentals part of the CWI/CAWI examination.  It is also a valuable guide for those entering the profession welding inspection profession.

 

     Structural Welding Code—Steel, current edition, order number: AWS D1.1       

 

This is the document you will use when taking the Code Book part of the CWI/CAWI ex­amination.  It is the principal welding code used in the United States for constructing steel structures and is an excellent resource for technical information on welding.  These books are expensive trade publications, so you will want to become an AWS student member to qualify for discount prices.  A student membership costs only 20% of a full-membership, so you will easily save more than your price of membership when purchas­ing these publi­cations.  As a student member, you will also receive the prestigious monthly Welding Journal:

 

American Welding Society

550 N.W. LeJeune Road

Miami, Florida  33126

1-800-443-WELD

http://www.aws.org/catalogs/cat-08-1.pdf

 

In addition, the following two textbooks are optional, but they are strongly recommended to as­sist you in learning welding and NDT symbols quickly and thoroughly.  The CWI/CAWI ex­ami­nation has a significant number of questions on these topics, so your failure to know welding and NDT symbols will seriously compromise your score.  Order them directly from the Hobart Insti­tute of Welding Technology: 

 

     Symbols for Welding, Programmed Learning Course, order no. EW-342

 

     Symbols for Nondestructive Examination, Programmed Learning Course, order no. EW-457

 

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

400 Trade Square East

Troy, Ohio  45373

1-800-332-9448

http://www.welding.org/cart/HIWT-training-materials.pdf

 

 

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

Examination topics will reflect the three parts of the CWI/CAWI examination: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Code Book, and (3) Practical.  Examinations will be given as follows, subject to change de­pending on the schedules of guest lecturers and at times when technical demonstrations are held over from one class to the next:

 

Part 1: FUNDAMENTALS

 

Exam No. 1 — Certification Manual....................................................................... September___?

 

            Chapter 1: The Welding Inspector

            Chapter 2: Welding Inspector Responsibilities

            Chapter 3: Safety

            Chapter 4: Standards, Including Codes and Specifications

 

 

 

Exam No. 2 — Certification Manual....................................................................... September___?

 

            Chapter 5: Weld Geometry and Welding Terminology

            Chapter 6: Welding and Nondestructive Examinations Symbols

 

Exam No. 3 — Certification Manual........................................................................... October___?

 

            Chapter 7: Weldability, Welding Metallurgy, and Welding Chemistry

            Chapter 8: Destructive Testing

 

Exam No. 4 — Certification Manual........................................................................... October___?

 

            Chapter 9: Welding Procedure and Welder Qualification

            Chapter 10: Welding, Brazing and Cutting Processes

 

Exam No. 5 — Certification Manual....................................................................... November___?

 

            Chapter 11: Weld and Base Metal Discontinuities

            Chapter 12: Nondestructive Examinations (NDE) Processes

            Chapter 13: Inspection Reports

 

Part 2: CODE BOOK

 

Exam No. 6 — AWS D1.1: all sections................................................................... November___?

Exam No. 7 — AWS D1.1: all sections................................................................... November___?

Exam No. 8 — AWS D1.1: all sections................................................................... November___?

 

Part 3: PRACTICAL

 

Exam No. 9 — Specifications Book Part B.............................................................. December___?

Exam No. 10 — Measurements and Discontinuities............................................... December___?

 

 

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