Welding

The Welding Technology program provides students with entry-level skills required for employment in the welding and metal works industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture. The program provides training in a variety of welding methods including SMAW, OFC, PAC, OAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW. Interested students can pursue the American Welding Society skills certification options.Welding advisory Minutes 5.17.18
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (5 Units):
Units: 5
WELD 201
Beginning Welding (Active)
2
WELD 202
Intermediate Welding (Active)
2
WELD 203
Basic Blueprints (Active)
1
Total: 5

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WELD 201Beginning Welding (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course is an introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding (OAW) and Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) of steel materials. Content includes safe practices, equipment use, metal identification, and basic practices in metal repair and maintenance. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 202Intermediate Welding (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course continues training in arc, gas, and oxy acetylene welding and oxy fuel and plasma arc cutting; as well as introduces Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Content includes an introduction to welding symbols, fabrication, and a continued emphasis on safe practices and equipment use. ADVISORY: WELD 201. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 203Basic Blueprints (1.0)Active
18.0 Lecture. This class covers reading mechanical drawings, including learning how 3-D objects are represented on a 2-D space. ADVISORY: WELD 202. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 701Beginning Welding (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course is an introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Oxy Acetylene Welding (OAW) and Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) of steel materials. Content includes safe practices, equipment use, metal identification, and basic practices in metal repair and maintenance. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 702Intermediate Welding (0.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course continues training in arc, gas, and oxy acetylene welding and oxy fuel and plasma arc cutting; as well as introduces Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Content includes an introduction to welding symbols, fabrication, and a continued emphasis on safe practices and equipment use. ADVISORY: WELD 701. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WELD 703Basic Blueprints (0.0)Active
18.0 Lecture. This class covers reading mechanical drawings, including learning how 3-D objects are represented on a 2-D space. ADVISORY: WELD 702. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2019.

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