Inert Gas Welding


  2. A. Course Title: Inert Gas Welding
    B. Course Number: WE 214 - 30463
    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: WAC101

    Students are required to practice inert gas welding processes on aluminum, mild steel, and stainless steel with Metal Inert Gas (MIG), which is also called Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) which is also called Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: WE 114


    This course is intended to prepare the student for employment in the welding industry. Transferability of this course if not guaranteed. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine if the credit will transfer to a different institution.



    Welding: The Fundamentals of Welding, Cutting, Brazing, Soldering, and Surfacing of Metals
    Deere and Company: Moline, IL, 2000.

    ISBN 13: 978-0866914293

    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
    Each assignment in this course has a specific point value, and each student will accumulate points as they successfully complete each assignment. There will be reading quizzes, welding exemplars, and exams that combine both written and practical elements which will be worth a certain number of points that will add up to 100 possible points in this course.

    Assessment Type

    # of Assessments

    %age of Overall Grade

    Written Quizzes



    Welding Exemplars









    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 teach the student how to operate inert-gas welding equipment and how to produce welds on various ferrous and non-ferrous 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 this course, the successful student should be able to:
    * Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and application of the various inert-gas welding processes.
    * Identify the specific components of the equipment used in inert-gas welding.
    * Set up and properly operate TIG and MIG welding machines.
    * Produce acceptable welds on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum welding exemplars.


    The grade in this class is based upon the student's ability to demonstrate basic welding operations with the MIG and TIG welding processes. Students will be required to produce and submit weld exemplars that demonstrate this basic proficiency for each instruction module.


    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 training is divided into concept modules:

    First Module: Orientation and familiarization with the MIG and TIG welding equipment.
    Self-pace begins after students successfully complete the elements of Module One.

    Second Module: Welding instruction and practice on steel plate coupons. Students will produce welding exemplars to complete this module.

    Third Module: Welding instruction and practice on steel pipe coupons. Students will produce welding exemplars to complete this module.

    Fourth Module: Non-ferrous metal instruction and practice on plate coupons. Students will produce welding exemplars to complete this module.

    Fifth Module: Self-pace practical exercises on all metals, in all positions with MIG and TIG, and projects as applicable.

    All welding exemplars and online assignments must be completed and submitted by December 10, 2010.