Advanced Theory and Practice


  2. A. Course Title: Advanced Theory and Practice
    B. Course Number: WE 224 - 30722
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W 8:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
    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): WE114,
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: WAC116

    This class is the capstone course for the NMJC welding program. Students are required to design and construct projects using several approved welding process to demonstrate the ability to analyze welding problems and to make decisions that use the most economical and practical welding process for the given task. This course concentrates on the advanced study of materials and methods, including joint work, adhering to specifications, fabrication of equipment, and completion of special projects. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisites: WE 114, WE 124, and WE 214


    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.



    All students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment including:
    • Gloves and dust masks
    • Safety eye glasses
    • Protective clothing as necessary


    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:
    Written assignments 30%
    Lab Assignments 50%
    Final Exam 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, 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:


    The general objective of the NMJC welding program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of welding. Students who successfully complete the program should be able to adhere to safe work practices, create structural bonds between metals, interpret industry blueprints and drawings, produce job cost estimates, practice quality work ethics, and layout and fabricate projects.

    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 successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Analyze welding problems
    • Design assigned projects
    • Fabricate projects using a variety of welding processes
    • Determine the most economical welding layout and materials
    • Create the project to accepted specifications


    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 expell any student who willingly or neglecently violates those safety rules or regulations as have been setablished 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 instructors’ apprval before they before they attempt to use or operate any tools or equipment in the classrooms or labs.

    Withdrawal Policy
    While the instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to attend class, I will not drop any student who stops participating in the class. If you choose to stop participating in this class, it is your responsibility to withdraw yourself from the class by contacting the Admissions and Records Office (505-492-2545 or 800-657-6260) and completing the proper paperwork. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course.

    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.


    Advanced Theory and Practice 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
    Introduction/Syllabus Quiz
    NMJC Student Honesty Policy
    Student Contact Information
    S/P2 Canvas Assignment Sheet
    NMJC Tool Use Policy Student Acknowledgement
    Maintain Shop and Equipment

    Week 2
    Project Proposal
    Project Drawing
    Project Material list

    Week 3 through Week 15
    lecture, Instruction and demonstrations, self-paced Lab assignments, completion of project.

    Week 16
    Course wrap-up, complete assignments, complete any personal projects, prepare for final assignments and exam. Last day of class.

    Finals Week
    Final exams to be completed during this period. Specific date is posted under Section XIII, and appears in the course modules sections of this Canvas class site.