WLDG 2406
Intermediate Pipe Welding (4-2-6)

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: A comprehensive course on the welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Welding will be done using various positions. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices.
    2. Any required prerequisites: WLDG 1528, WLDG 1557 or instructor approval
    3. Required Grade for Enrolling in the Next Course in this Sequence: Satisfactory Completion
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe equipment and required pipe preparation
    2. Perform welds using various positions
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam will take place in the welding classroom.
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book or but can use notes of any kind while taking their tests and exams.
    3. Students are allowed to use a calculator. 
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Attendance - 10%
    2. Participation – 20%
    3. Welding Fabrication Projects – 70%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:  none  Book ISBN:
    2. Required Access Code: None
    3. Calculators: Students must have a calculator that provides them with the trig function keys.  A TI-30XA or its equivalent is strongly recommended.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Content




Students will begin pipe welds with various electrodes in various positions and continue to practices safety in class.


Pipe Cutting


1st Position of Pipe Welding – Up-Hill


2nd Position of Pipe Welding – Vertical Position


Cut Pipe for Visual Inspection


Pipe Prep and other gas and arc welding testing




Last Modified: September 20, 2016