Basic Metallurgy and Welding


  2. A. Course Title: Basic Metallurgy and Welding
    B. Course Number: WE 113M - 30437
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: T Th 8:30:00 AM - 11:20:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Nymeyer, Earl
    G. Office: Don Whitaker Automotive Technology Center (ATC) 103
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2868
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:30:00 AM (MST);
    I am available to meet with students by appointment and during class time in the welding lab. Online office hours occur concurrently with regular office hours.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s): WE114
    N. Class Location: WAC116

    This course includes a study of ferrous and nonferrous metals from ore to the finished products. Emphasis is placed on metal alloys, heat-treating, hard surfacing, welding techniques, forging, foundry processes, and mechanical properties of metal including hardness, machinability, and ductility. Technical terms used in the various phases of metallurgy, from early history to classification of steel, are covered. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite or co-requisite: WE 114


    This course is intended for students who are working toward a certificate or degree in welding, and wish to increase their knowledge of the technical aspects of welding and metalworking. There is no guarantee of transferability of this course. The student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.



    Students are responsible for providing;
    • Welding gloves.
    • Safety eyeglasses.
    • Protective clothing that will be described in class.
    • Sharpie permanent marker for marking welding exemplars.
    • Pens and Pencils and paper.
    • Students can also supply their own Welding hood and cutting goggles or shield.


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    The assignments in this class are weighted as follows toward your final grade:
    Lab Exercises and/or class Participation 40%
    Written Exercises and/or Discussions 40%
    Exams 20%
    Papers submitted on time will be graded within 7 days when scheduling permits.
    E-mails will be answered within 24 hour on weekdays and within 48 hours on the weekends during the semester when class is in session.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the different ferrous and non-ferrous metals, how to identify them, their properties, and their reaction to various stresses and temperature changes, as well as perform some basic tests to quantify specific properties of metals.

    Additionally, All written communication and assignments will conform to the following standards, in order to reflect professional communication standards as used throughout the professional industry.
    • No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
    • Correct spelling and proper capitalization
    • Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
    • Logical organization


    At the completion of the course, a student should be able to successfully demonstrate an understanding of the following information and skills:
    • Identify various general metal types by examination and simple testing
    • Explain why metals have certain properties not found in other materials
    • Identify the properties of specific metals using field-testing methods.


    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly attend class and complete all assignments completely and promptly. Students MUST complete all assignments including practical exercises, reading assignments, quizzes, and exams, before the deadline for each assignment.

    Safety Consideration
    Your instructor has the right to temporarily remove from the lab, suspend, or expel any student who willingly or negligently violates those safety rules or regulations as have been established in the lab. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that they are familiar with the safe use and operation of all tools and equipment in the shop, and they have the instructor’s approval before they attempt to use or operate any tools or equipment in the classrooms or labs.

    Late Assignments
    Assignments must be submitted by the date and time listed. Generally, late assignments will not be accepted without extremely extenuating circumstances. Under no circumstances will any late assignments be accepted without prior approval from the professor.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    • This is a general outline and it is subject to change as your instructor sees fit over the course of the semester.
    • All welding classes have a written component that consists of as many as 14 reading and/or graded written assignments that must be completed outside of class and submitted on the Canvas class site.
    • Welding lab classes are arranged to be self-paced after the introduction/safety exercises are completed by the student. Students complete assignments at their own pace as they successfully complete each lab and written assignment.
    • Week 1: Introduction Module: S/P2 safety training, Tool use Policy, Introduction to course. There will be graded assignments due for each of these topics by the end of week 1.
    • Week 2-through Week 7: lecture, Instruction and demonstrations, self-paced Lab assignments. Reading assignments and graded unit reading exercises are due by Friday of each week.
    • Week 8: Midterm assignments and exams.
    • Week 9 through week -15: lecture, Instruction and demonstrations, self-paced Lab assignments. Reading assignments and graded unit reading exercises are due by Friday of each week.
    • Week 16: Course wrap-up, complete assignments, complete any personal projects, prepare for final assignments and exam. Last day of class.
    • Final exam week: Final exams to be completed during this period. Specific date is posted under Section XI. Finals Schedule in this syllabus.