Advanced Welding


  2. A. Course Title: Advanced Welding
    B. Course Number: WE 124 - 30442
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W 6:00:00 PM - 8:50:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    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): WE 114
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: WAC116

    This course includes shielded metal-arc welding in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Pipe welding layout procedures and arc welding of basic pipe joints are covered. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: WE 114


    This is the second class in the NMJC welding program and it is predicated upon the student’s successful completion of the Introduction to Welding class or upon other specific work experience. There is no guarantee of transferability of this course. The student is advised to check with with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.



    Welding: The Fundamentals of Welding, Cutting, Brazing, Soldering, and surfacing of Metals
    Deere and Company: Moline, IL, 2000.
    ISBN 13: 978-0866914293
    Author, Thomas W. Frankland
    The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook MHID: 0-02-802500-8 ISBN 13: 978-0-02-802500-1

    All students will also need to acquire the following items for use in the class:
    • Welding gloves.
    • Safety glasses
    • 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%
    I will try to answer messages within 24 hours during the week and within 48 hours during the week-ends.
    I will grade promptly submitted assignments within 7 day of their listed due dates. Late assignments may be penalized 2 points per day past the due date, and will be graded at my convenience.


    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:


    1. Students should be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities in their area of study.
    2. Students should be able to analyze specific situations and determine a correct course of action.
    3. Students should be able to competently perform specified skills in their area of study in order to meet program standards.
    4. Students should be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behavior for their area of study.

    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


    Upon completion of this course, the successful student should be able to:
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Demonstrate shop and equipment safety practices
    • Maintain and utilize shop tools and related equipment
    • Produce sound, accurate welds in single and multiple-pass forms in various positions
    • Demonstrate ability to layout, fit, and weld pipe and plate projects according to specific drawings and instructions.
    • Produce sound welds that can pass various standard testing procedures
    • Convert information from drawings and instructions to complete welding projects


    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. In order to encourage regular attendance, I have adopted the following attendance policy: Any student who accumulates more than 3 unexcused absences will have their grade reduce one letter grade. Any student who accumulates more than 5 unexcused absences will receive an F for the course.

    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 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.


    Week 1
    NMJC Tool Use Policy Student Acknowledgement
    Advanced Welding Introduction/Syllabus Quiz
    Student Contact Information
    S/P2 Canvas Assignment Sheet
    NMJC Tool Use Policy Student Acknowledgement
    NMJC Student Honesty Policy
    Maintain Shop and Equipment
    due by 11:59pm

    Week 2
    English Measurement Exercise
    Metric Measurement Exercise
    due by 11:59pm

    Week 3
    Welding Practice

    Week 4
    Advanced Welding Challenge Exercise 1
    due by 11:59 pm

    Week 5
    Welding Practice

    Week 6
    Advanced Welding Challenge Exercise 2
    Exercise 2: Math Exercise
    Lab Assignment 1: Flat Butt Weld
    due by 11:59 pm

    Week 7
    Welding Practice

    Week 8
    Geometry Exercise 1
    Advanced Welding Challenge Exercise 3
    due by 11:59 pm

    Week 9
    Welding Practice

    Week 10
    Advanced Welding Challenge Exercise 4
    Position and Direction Quiz
    due by 11:59pm

    Week 11 Spring Break

    Week 12
    Lab Assignment 2: Horizontal Butt Weld Exemplar
    Dimensioning of Pipe Quiz
    due by 11:59pm

    Week 13
    Welding Practice

    Week 14
    Lab Assignment 3: Vertical Butt Weld
    Basic Welding Position Quiz
    due by 11:59pm

    Week 3
    Welding Practice

    Week 16
    Lab Assignment 4: Overhead Butt Weld
    due by 11:59 pm

    Finals week
    Final Exam
    due by 11:59pm