Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Welding Joint Design and Welding Symbols

 Title Abbreviation:   WELD JOINT DES & SYMBOLS

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    118

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    480508

 EPC:    814

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Introduction to the five basic Weld Joint Designs. Focuses on selecting the most appropriate joint design for a welding job. Also focuses on recognizing, reading and understanding Welding Symbols which let the welder know exactly what is needed.


Prerequisite: WT 111, 114, and 211.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of joint design. List the five major types of joints.
  2. List seven types of weld grooves. Identify welding symbols.
  3. List the elements of welding symbols. Explain the meaning of welding symbols.
  4. Explain the parts of a groove preparation. Describe how nondestructive test symbols are used.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. Basics of joint design. Five major types of joints.
  2. Seven types of weld grooves. Welding symbols.
  3. Elements of welding symbols. The meanings of welding symbols.
  4. The parts of a groove preparation. Nondestructive test symbols.
  5. Basics of weld symbols. Symbols for location, size, length and sequencing of welds.
  6. Symbols for fillet, plug and slot, spot, seam and projection, groove and surfacing welds.
  7. NDT symbols.