Pipe Welding


  2. A. Course Title: Pipe Welding
    B. Course Number: WE 223P - 10524
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    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: 02:30:00 PM-4:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 02:30:00 PM-4:00:00 PM (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:

    This course includes shielded metal-arc welding in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Industrial pipe layout and fabrication and arc welding of basic pipe joints are covered. Students will practice cutting with a plasma cutting torch and welding in different positions from IG through 6G. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisites: WE 114


    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.



    Author, Thomas W. FranklandThe 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
    • Sharpie permanent marker for marking welding exemplars.
    • Pens and Pencils and paper.


    Welding: The Fundamentals of Welding, Cutting, Brazing, Soldering, and surfacing of Metals
    Deere and Company: Moline, IL, 2000.
    ISBN 10: 0-86691-429-3
    ISBN 13: 9780866914291

    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:


    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.


    Upon completion of this course, the successful student should be able to:
    • Demonstrate shop and equipment safety practices
    • Maintain and utilize shop tools and related equipment
    • Convert information from drawings and instructions to complete welding projects
    • 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


    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 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 in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Fri Jan 20
    2017 NMJC Tool Use Policy Student Acknowledgement
    due by 11:59pm
    S/P2 Canvas Assignment Sheet
    due by 11:59pm

    Fri Jan 27
    Position and Direction Lesson Quiz

    Fri Feb 10
    Pipe Welding Objective 1

    Fri Feb 17
    Position Welding Quiz

    Fri Feb 24
    Dimensioning of Pipe Reading Quiz

    Fri Feb 10
    Pipe Welding Objective 2

    Fri Mar 10
    Pipe Welding Objective 3

    Fri Mar 24
    Pipe Welding Objective 4

    Spring break Mar 27 -31
    Good Friday, Apr 14
    Fri Apr 21
    Pipe Welding Objective 5

    Friday May 5
    Pipe Welding Objective 6

    Wednesday May 10
    Pipe Welding Final Exam