Job Estimating


  2. A. Course Title: Job Estimating
    B. Course Number: WE 123S - 30446
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    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): WE114
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This class includes a study of the skills necessary to generate time, labor, and cost estimates for specific welding projects. Students will be required to identify, explain, and interpret weld symbols, identify structure shapes, calculate measurements, interpret blueprints, read detail drawings, and calculate dimensions and materials in order to produce accurate welding project cost estimates. This is a three credit hour course.


    This is a departmental course, which may transfer to other schools offering similar programs, however, the student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another school.



    None. Additional materials will be made available during the class.

    All students will also need to acquire the following items for use in the class:
    • Welding gloves.
    • Safety glasses
    • Sharpie permanent marker for marking welding exemplars.
    • Pens and Pencils and paper.
    • Protective clothing that will be described in class.
    • Students can also supply their own Welding hood and cutting goggles or shield.
    • Students are responsible for providing their own Dust Mask/respirators or any other supplemental safety equipment that they feel is necessary in the welding lab.


    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.
    Final Grades may be rounded up to nearest whole number.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
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    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    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:


    This class is intended to provide training and practical exercises involving the proper organization, pricing, and estimation of welding projects that a welder may encounter in a welding shop.

    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


    After completing this course, the successful student should be able to:
    * Organize and categorize job plans logically, according to sequence, process, and finish.
    * Produce accurate material and supply lists from blueprints, or from detailed drawings or project plans.
    * Accurately predict the operational time and costs for various preparation and welding processes as they are used in a specific project.
    * Produce accurate labor time and cost estimates for a specific project.
    * Compile accurate material and labor cost estimates for a specific project.
    * Produce a usable, accurate project estimate based upon the above information.


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    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 and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into 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 and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    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.

    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
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. 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. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Job Estimating Course Outline
    • 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
    Student Profile
    Student Contact Information
    NMJC Student Honesty Policy
    Introduction/Syllabus Quiz
    Introduction Discussion
    NMJC Tool Use Policy Student Acknowledgement

    Week 2
    Job Estimating Pre-Test
    Lesson 2 reading Quiz

    Week 3
    Job Estimating Assignment 1
    Lesson 3 reading Quiz
    How Much is your time worth?

    Week 4
    Job Estimating Assignment 2

    Week 5
    Lesson 4 Reading Quiz

    Week 6
    Lesson 5 Reading Quiz

    Week 7
    Job Estimating Assignment 3

    Week 8
    Job Estimating Assignment 4

    Week 9
    Work on Job Estimating Template

    Week 10
    Lesson 6 Reading Quiz
    Job Estimating Assignment 5

    Week 11
    Spring Break

    Week 12
    Why is Estimating Important?

    Week 13
    Work on Assignment 6 Template

    Week 14
    Job Estimating Assignment 6

    Week 15
    Correct/Complete assignments
    Prepare for final

    Week 16
    Course wrap-up, complete assignments, Last day of class.

    Finals Week
    Final exams to be completed during this period. Specific date is in the modules section of the class site, and can be found under Section XIII of the course syllabus.