Fort Dodge Community School District

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Course Description:

Welding I is designed to teach the student how to weld, it is not a class where projects are built.  There are a number of lab exercises students will need to successfully weld.  Welds will come from both Oxy-acetylene (gas) and Shield Metal Arc Welding (electric Arc). Flame cutting will be introduced as well as Brazing. Students will have daily classroom instruction as well as daily lab welding time.  Students will need to tie the classroom instruction with the lab work, practice is essential in order to learn to weld.


  • Introduction to Welding
  • Oxy-Acetylene (gas) welding
  • Flame Cutting
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (arc welding)
  • Welding on steel – flat position
  • Out of position welding
  • Electrical current and polarity


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