May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WLD 263 - Layout and Fabrication Welding

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Principles and techniques of steel layout and fabrication welding. Includes measurement, print reading review, layout tools, layout techniques, hand-held power tool safety and use, large power tool safety and use, drawing interpretation, structural methods, and welding projects.

Prerequisite(s): WLD 115 , WLD 261  and GTM 105  (or placement into MAT 092  or higher).
Recommendation: Completion of WLD 160  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived for appropriate work experience. See a welding instructor or advisor for prerequisite information.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform several measuring procedures. 
  2. Demonstrate the ability to read blueprints.
  3. Setup and draw connections for channel.
  4. Setup and draw sheet metal layout.
  5. Setup and draw connections for I-Beams.
  6. Demonstrate the use of varies layout tools.
  7. Demonstrate layout techniques and sequencing for completion of fabrication project.
  8. Demonstrate safety in the use of hand-held power tools.
  9. Demonstrate safety in the use of large power and hydraulic tools.
  10. Interpret shop drawings.
  11. Demonstrate coping and mitering procedures for varies structural materials.
  12. Demonstrate fit-up, tacking and welding procedures for varies structural connections.
  13. Demonstrate the ability to build projects from shop drawings.

  1. Measurement
    1. Linear
    2. Angular
    3. Four-sided
    4. Triangular
    5. Circular
  2. Print Reading Review
    1. Types of drawings
    2. Types of lines used on a drawing
    3. Using a working drawing
    4. Drawings made to a scale
    5. Basic weld joints
    6. Welding symbol     
    7. Weld symbol
  3. Layout Tools
    1. Squares
    2. Rap-a-rounds                                               
    3. Center punches                              
    4. Stair nuts
    5. Scribes/metal markers
    6. Jigs and fixtures
    7. Protractors
    8. Dividers
  4. Layout Techniques
    1. Layout from one end                                                           
    2. Layout from two sides of square or rectangle            
    3. Compound errors                                                                           
    4. Gages                                                                               
    5. Planning sequences
    6. Tacking; How and Where
    7. Welding sequences
    8. Distortion control
  5. Hand-Held Power Tool Safety and Use
    1. Angle grinders
    2. Drills
    3. Reciprocating saw
    4. Port-a-band
  6. Large Power Tool Safety and Use
    1. Pedestal grinder
    2. Horizontal band saw
    3. Iron worker
  7. Drawing Interpretation
    1. Material identification
    2. Basic (i.e. base plates and flag plates) to stair layout
  8. Preparation of Structural members
    1. Structural identification
    2. Beam coping and beveling
    3. Angle iron copes and miters
    4. Channel copes and miters
  9. Welding Projects
    1. Student generated
    2. Instructor generated
  10. Structural member connections
    1. I-Beams
      1. Same size beams
      2. Different size beams
      3. Angle to beam
      4. Channel to beam
    2. Beam squares
  11. Channel to Channel
    1. Miters
    2. Copes
  12. Structural Members
    1. Fit-up
    2. Tack
    3. Weld
  13. Sheet Metal Layout
    1. Material usage
    2. Develop stretch out
    3. Simple transitions