Outcome-based 20/SP Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:ABDR-1307-2001
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Lecture
  • 4 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:47.0603
Course Title:Collision Repair Welding
Course Description:A study of industry and standard welding and cutting procedures.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Lecture:
Monday 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Building: 200F room 109
Lab:
Monday 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Building: 200F room 112
Lab:
Monday 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Building: 200F room 112
Instructor: Joseph Cantu
Office Phone Number: 956-364-4825
Email Address: jcantu18@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number: 956-364-5159
Building & Office Room Number: F 109
Office Hours: M-8am-9am - Th-8am-12pm
 
Approved by: Clint CampbellDate: 2019-12-13
Course Outcomes
CO1: Identify welding equipment used in the collision repair industry
CO2: Set-up welding equipment used in the collision repair industry
CO3: Perform industry standard welds and cutting procedures
 

TSTC Grading Policy

(Grades for courses must be C or better)

Grade Percent Description Grade Points
A 90-100 Excellent/Superior Performance Level 4
B 80-89 Above Required Performance Level 3
C 70-79 Minimum Required Performance Level 2
D 60-69 Below Required Performance Level 1
F Below 60 Failure to meet Performance Requirements 0
IP -- In Progress
W -- Withdrawal 0
CR -- Credit 0
AUD -- Audit of Course 0
See College Catalog for complete descriptions.

Competencies Rating Scale

Rating Scale Key
6 90+ Proficient Student consistently performs the task accurately to industry standards without supervision.
5 80-89 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with no supervision.
4 70-79 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with little supervision. This is the minimum performance rating for STAR skill completion.
3 60-69 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task and can perform some of the tasks to industry standards.
2 50-59 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task, but cannot perform the task to industry standards.
1 0-49 Student was absent or did not complete assignment.

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  • Student Grievances and Complaints

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1Collision Repair & RefinishingAlfred M. Thomas and Michael JundCengage Learning3rd978-1-3059-4994-2
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Safety Glasses1-Pair
2Welding Gloves1-Pair
3Welding Jacket1
4Welding Cap1
5Welding Fume Respirator1
6Tool Box1
7Welding Helmet (Self Darkening) , Optional1
8Welper Pliers1
9Steel toed shoesPair

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1 Week 1: Course Orientation and Overview. Chapter 5.
 
  • Explain course polices and procedures, with emphasis on individual and overall safety considerations and precautions while using MIG Welding Equipment. Chapter 5
Lab 1: Explain and Demonstration on functions of a welder ,
assigned for next week.
2Week 2: Set Up and Tune MIG Welders
 
  • Explain and demonstrate all required steps necessary to properly set up and tune a MIG Welder for proper operational use.
Lab 2: Explain and Demonstrate how to setup the wire in a welder,
assigned for next Class Period.
3Week 3: Types of Welds
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate proper Technique required to make quality welds on Automotive grade Galvanized Steel panels. Present examples of the most commonly used Auto Body Welds.
Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Test 1: Test 1: Setup wire in welder: To be completed prior to moving to next objective.
Lab 3: Continue on Lab assignment
Research: Techniques, assigned for next class period.
Lap Weld Vertical on 18 gauge.
Butt With Backing
Plug Weld Hole Fill: Lab Objective
4Week 4: Welding Positions/Weld Defects
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the Four welding positions required in auto collision repair, and different types of welding defects,their causes, and remedies,with emphasis on I-CAR Welding Standards.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Lab 4: Perform lap weld vertical
Research: welding variables. Review Lincoln Web Site for MIG
Welding Basics.
5Week 5: Welding Variables
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the different variables associated with MIG Welding, and how they affect the welding process.
Lab 5: Lab Objective: Vertical Position
Lap Weld
Butt Weld With Backing
Open Butt Weld
Hole fill: Lab Objective
To be completed prior to start of next objective
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Research: Welding Variables.
6Week 6: Welding Qualification Testing
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the I-CAR Welding Qualification Testing procedures and criteria.
Test 2: Test: ASE Review Questions and Lap Weld Vertical on
18 gauge.
Butt With Backing
Plug Weld Hole Fill
To be completed prior to next class periode.
Lab 6: Verticle / Overhead
Beads
Lap Weld Lab Objective
Butt Weld With Backing
Open Butt Weld
Plug Weld
Hole Fill: Lab Objective
To be completed prior to start of next objective.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Homework: Review I-CAR Welding Qualification Test.
7Week 7: Welding Qualification Testing
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the I-Car Welding Qualification
    Testing procedures and criteria.
Lab 7: Vertical / Overhead 16/22 gauge
Plug Weld
Butt weld
Lap weld
To be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Homework: Review Miller web site,
Basic MIG welding.
8Week 8: I-Car Welding Qualification Testing
 
  • Have students conduct visual and destructive testing on Personal weld samples, with the emphasis on I-CAR
    Welder Qualification Standards.
Test 3:: All Vertical welds as per I-CAR criteria.To be complted prior to next class period.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Lab 8: Review Set-up and adjustment
Procedures for I-CAR Qualification Test
9Week 9: Welding Competency Practice
 
  • Individual welder practice of industry standard welds conducted on 3x5, 16/22 Gauge Galvanized Steel Panels, with emphasis on I-CAR Welding Qualification Visual and Destructive Standards.
Lab 9: Open Butt Weld
Butt with backing
Plug
To be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Research: Oxygen-Acetylene/Plasma Cutter.
10Week 10: Oxygen-Acetylene Welding and Cutting Equipment
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the set up and use of the Oxygen-Acetylene Torch System for Welding, Brazing, and cutting operations.
Lab 10: Cut metal with Oxygen-AcetyleneTo be completed prior to next class period.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Review I-CAR Welding Qualification Test Standards.
11Week 11: Plasma Cutter
 
  • Explain and Demonstrate the operation and use of the Plasma Cutter.
Lab 11: Cut metal with Plasma Cutter
12Week 12: Welding Qualification Test
 
  • Individual Welder will practice on 16/22 gauge metal as per I-CAR criteria.
Test 4: Test on I-CAR Welds
Vertical and Overhead
Lab 12: Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
13Week 13: Practice on welds for I-CAR Qualification Test
 
  • Practice on Vertical and Overhead Welds
Lab 13: Continue to work on I-CAR Welds
14Week 14: I-CAR Qualification Test
 
  • Administer I-CAR Welding Qualification Test Visually and Destructive Test all welding coupons submitted for analysis. Students pay for I-CAR test in accordance with I-CAR standards.
Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Lab 14: Review I-CAR Welding Qualification Test Standards.
Test on I-CAR Qualification Welds for Students Paying for I-CAR Test.
15Week 15: Final Exam/Lab Clean Up
 
  • Conduct Practice I-Car Welding Test, to include Destructive Testing of all prescribed welds.
Test 5: Final: Final Exam I-CAR Qualification TestTo be administered prior to the end of semester
Lab 15: Vertical / Overhead welds

Course Policies:

Safety Procedures:
Students are required to participate in a safety lecture prior to performing in the laboratory portion of the course. A written test will be given to each participating student covering the presented safety materials. Students must complete the safety test with 100% accuracy prior to receiving lab assignments.

All lecture and laboratory safety rules and regulations will be followed in every detail. Failure to comply with this policy will result in dismissal from class until further notice.
 
Required Attire for Welding Lab:
Safety Glasses 
Welding Cap
Welding Helmet
Welding Jacket *
Welding Gloves
  •  A long sleeve heavy weight cotton or denim shirt without pockets, or pocket flaps that either button or snap shut, maybe substituted for a welding jacket
  •  Due to their potential for flammability, at no time should any clothing made of synthetic material be worn in the welding lab. Examples: Nylon, Rayon, Polyester, or fabric blends containing these products. Athletic Suits, Track Suits, Jogging Suits, and Windbreakers, are some of the most common items of clothing made of synthetic fabric. Athletic foot wear is sometimes made using plastic or other synthetic materials that may also be flammable.
Acceptable Attire
  • NIOSH approved safety glasses with clear lenses will be worn at all times.
  • Full-toed shoes (no slippers, sandals, flip-flops, or bare feet).
  • Full length pants (must extend past ankles).
  • Pants must fit around waist within 3 inches of belly button.
  • Shirts (no sleeveless or tank tops).
  • Shirts with and without buttons on neck opening can be worn with instructor approval.
  • Clothing must be reasonably snug fitting (not excessively loose, baggy, torn).
  • Inappropriate slogans on clothing are not acceptable.
  • Jogging clothes, sweats, or warm-ups are not acceptable.
  • Acceptable headgear: ball caps or bump caps (No do-rags, bandanas or shower caps)
  • The Instructor has the final authority concerning matters of dress.
 Classroom and Lab Behaviors
  • Smoking in classrooms, laboratories and shops are prohibited
  • Smoking is permitted only in designated areas
  • Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a building, when permitted
  • Smoking is prohibited within the fenced area surrounding the ACM and CAT Labs.
  • The consumption of drinks, candy and other food items is restricted to lounge areas
  • Eating or drinking in laboratories are hazardous because of the toxic nature of lab materials being handled
  • No horseplay at any time
  • Be responsible – Be a professional
Late Work/Test Policies
All students are required to be present for class. However, unexpected circumstances will occur. If a student has an excused absence, death or illness in the immediate family, the student must notify the instructor of record immediately. If a test is missed, the instructor has to give permission for make-up. The missed test must be made up before the next scheduled period of instruction.
An excused absence only allows for make-up of missed assignments or test. The absence is recorded.
Assignments are due at the beginning of class of the set due date. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of “zero” will be earned for said assignment. Students who prior contacted the instructor may be considered excused.
 
Pop Tests
Can be given at any time by the instructor and are not make up items.
Exemptions
Students can be exempted from a final exam if:
A.    Lecture average is 90 or above
B.     Attendance is perfect
C.     Assignments are completed and turned in
D.    Projects are complete
  
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones may not be brought into the classroom or lab as they are unsafe and disruptive to the environment.
Anyone failing to adhere to this policy will be dismissed from class and issued a non-participation grade (absence) for that period of instruction.
 
Departmental Awards Ceremony/Cleanup Policy
Each student is expected to participate in the awards ceremony and cleanup activities once the date has been identified.
Student’s final exam grade is dependent upon their participation at these functions. One half (½) of the final exam grade for the course is participation. One half (½) of the final exam grade is completing the final exam for the course.
 Students with unexpected circumstances can be excused by the department chair only.
 TSTC school calendar identifies the end of the semester. Student break begins the day after.

 

Instructor’s Participation Policy:
A student is expected to attend and participate during the scheduled period of instruction (lecture and lab). This begins with the first scheduled class day of the term. A student deemed a non-participant for more than 10% (_____ hours) of the lecture or 10% (_______ hours) of the lab periods, regardless of grades earned on assignments, will have to repeat the course.
 
A student is considered tardy up to 15 minutes into the scheduled lecture or lab, and thereafter will be considered a non-participant for that period of instruction.

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Lab 80%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Lab 1:Explain and Demonstration on functions of a welder , assigned for next week.6.15%
Lab 2: Explain and Demonstrate how to setup the wire in a welder, assigned for next Class Period.6.15%
Lab 3:Continue on Lab assignment 0.00%
Lab 4:Perform lap weld vertical6.15%
Lab 5:Lab Objective: Vertical Position Lap Weld Butt Weld With Backing Open Butt Weld Hole fill: Lab Objective6.15%
Lab 6:Verticle / Overhead Beads Lap Weld Lab Objective Butt Weld With Backing Open Butt Weld Plug Weld Hole Fill: Lab Objective6.15%
Lab 7:Vertical / Overhead 16/22 gauge Plug Weld Butt weld Lap weld6.15%
Lab 8: Review Set-up and adjustment Procedures for I-CAR Qualification Test6.15%
Lab 9:Open Butt Weld Butt with backing Plug6.15%
Lab 10:Cut metal with Oxygen-Acetylene6.15%
Lab 11:Cut metal with Plasma Cutter6.15%
Lab 12:Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.6.15%
Lab 13:Continue to work on I-CAR Welds0.00%
Lab 14: Review I-CAR Welding Qualification Test Standards. Test on I-CAR Qualification Welds for Students Paying for I-CAR Test.6.15%
Lab 15:Vertical / Overhead welds6.15%
Category Description Category Value   
Test 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Test 1:Test 1: Setup wire in welder: 4.00%
Test 2:Test: ASE Review Questions and Lap Weld Vertical on 18 gauge. Butt With Backing Plug Weld Hole Fill4.00%
Test 3::All Vertical welds as per I-CAR criteria.4.00%
Test 4:Test on I-CAR Welds Vertical and Overhead4.00%
Test 5: Final:Final Exam I-CAR Qualification Test4.00%
Total Assessment Percent          100.00%
Total Category Percent 100.00%
A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 D = 69-60 F = 59-0


Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Percent
% of Final Grade
Lab 1Explain and Demonstration on functions of a welder , assigned for next week.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
6.156.15%
Lab 2 Explain and Demonstrate how to setup the wire in a welder, assigned for next Class Period.
Course outcomes met: CO3
6.156.15%
Test 1Test 1: Setup wire in welder:
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
4.004.00%
Lab 3Continue on Lab assignment
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
0.000.00%
Lab 4Perform lap weld vertical
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
6.156.15%
Lab 5Lab Objective: Vertical Position Lap Weld Butt Weld With Backing Open Butt Weld Hole fill: Lab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
6.156.15%
Test 2Test: ASE Review Questions and Lap Weld Vertical on 18 gauge. Butt With Backing Plug Weld Hole Fill
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
4.004.00%
Lab 6Verticle / Overhead Beads Lap Weld Lab Objective Butt Weld With Backing Open Butt Weld Plug Weld Hole Fill: Lab Objective
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
6.156.15%
Lab 7Vertical / Overhead 16/22 gauge Plug Weld Butt weld Lap weld
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
6.156.15%
Test 3:All Vertical welds as per I-CAR criteria.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
4.004.00%
Lab 8 Review Set-up and adjustment Procedures for I-CAR Qualification Test
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
6.156.15%
Lab 9Open Butt Weld Butt with backing Plug
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
6.156.15%
Lab 10Cut metal with Oxygen-Acetylene
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1, CO3
6.156.15%
Lab 11Cut metal with Plasma Cutter
Course outcomes met: CO3
6.156.15%
Test 4Test on I-CAR Welds Vertical and Overhead
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
4.004.00%
Lab 12Continue Work on Assigned Lab Objectives.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
6.156.15%
Lab 13Continue to work on I-CAR Welds
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
0.000.00%
Lab 14 Review I-CAR Welding Qualification Test Standards. Test on I-CAR Qualification Welds for Students Paying for I-CAR Test.
Course outcomes met: CO3
6.156.15%
Test 5: FinalFinal Exam I-CAR Qualification Test
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO2
4.004.00%
Lab 15Vertical / Overhead welds
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3
6.156.15%
  100.00100.00%