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Course Descriptions

WELD 100 Introduction to Welding

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory course that covers the safety procedures of operating an electric arc welding machine, oxygen-acetylene cutting torch, oxygen-propane cutting and heating torch, plasma arc cutting, flux core arc welding, gas metal arc welding and the gas tungsten arc welding process. The course also includes the scientific theory of welding and cutting, modern power sources, welding symbols, proper joint design, the proper welding procedures and techniques for all types of welding and cutting processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

The WELD 110 advanced welding course specializes in vertical up and overhead welding procedures with the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will be introduced to current welding code regulations for structural steel, bridge and seismic applications with the SMAW process. Students will learn welding parameters, distortion, pre-heat and post-heat procedures, acceptable code procedures and practices. Laboratory assignments will prepare students to be successful in the WELD 151 Industry Training course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills that meet industry certified welder standards.

WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better; The student needs safety training on gas cutting equipment and electric arc welding machinery to be eligible for the WELD 111 course.

Basic Pipe Welding Procedures covers personal safety, hand and power tool safety, machinery safety and operational procedures for preparing metal for welding. The student will be introduced to the proper procedures of beveling pipe with a cutting torch and grinder, welding in the 5G and 6G positions with the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW or the GTAW process. The course will also include Metallurgy, Materials, Fabrication, Welding Codes, Industry Standards, Welding Procedures and Welding Inspection procedures. Laboratory assignments will allow students to focus on pipe to pipe fit-up and welding bead quality to meet or exceed industry standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards (Program Learning Outcome #1).

WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

The flux core arc welding process course provides training to develop semi-automatic welding skills on carbon steel plate to structural welding code standards. Topics include safety training, welding inspection and testing procedures with various size diameter flux cored electrodes, with and without external shielding gas, in all positions on fillet and groove welds. The laboratory assignments will prepare the student for the WELD 151 Industrial Training course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills that meet industry standards.

WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) course is an introductory welding course designed for the career or non-career welding student who requires the proper safety training and welding procedures to perform the GMAW process to meet industry safety and welding standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Gas Metal Arc Welding process of Plate and Pipe focuses on safety, hand and power tools, machinery, welding parameters, welding code and power supplies. The laboratory assignments will allow students to focus on proper preparation methods and welding techniques to perform correct pipe to pipe connections to meet or exceed industry standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of sheet metal is a welding course that specializes in the safety, shop hand and power tools, machinery, power supplies, welding codes and welding techniques of the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Laboratory assignments will be completed on medium carbon steel, aluminum alloy or stainless steel sheet-metal to meet industry standards. AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloy focuses on welding safety, shop tools and machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters. Laboratory assignments will be completed with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process with modern inverter power supplies on Aluminum Alloy material to prepare students for employment in the welding industry.AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of stainless steel focuses on welding safety, shop tools and machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters. Laboratory assignments will be completed with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process with modern inverter power supplies on stainless steel material. AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1, Welding Skills)

WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Basic Welding Shop Fabrication (WELD 145) The basic course provides the student the opportunity to design projects with pencil and paper sketches or computer assisted drawing prints with inch or metric measurement standards. The sketches or blueprints will include proper welding symbols, weld bead size and welding parameters common to industry standards. Each project is specifically selected by the student and professor based on skill level, available funds, student skills and applicable welding processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.

WELD 151 Welding Industry Training

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 110, 111, 113, 126, 127, 128, or 129 with a grade of "C" or better

The WELD 151 Welding Industry Training course is an advanced welding course that prepares students for immediate employment in the welding industry. Students will focus on specific welder qualification procedures to meet industry standards. Students will be able to practice on an industry standard welder qualification procedure in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding process (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding process (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW) during the laboratory portion of the course. The purpose of the WELD 151 course is to prepare the student for a pre-employment qualification welding test that is specific to an industry standard at the desired location of employment. AWS, ASME and API qualifications will be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry welding standards.

WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory level course that addresses safety and the proper procedures pertaining to the following equipment: Oxygen Acetylene and Oxygen Propane Cutting and Heating equipment, Electric Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Cutting equipment, Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment. The course focuses on welding technology for the purpose of modification and/or repair of automotive related components.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate the welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

WELD 294 Topics in Welding

Units: 0.5 - 5

Hours: 5 - 54 hours LEC; 12 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

WELD 294 is a course developed in cooperation with the industry to meet specialized training needs of the Sacramento area or specifically high demand welding processes for the welding industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry certified welder standards.

WELD 295 Independent Studies in Welding

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Welding.

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)