Welding

Associate Degrees

A.S. in General Agriculture

Agriculture is a vital component of our local, state, and national economies and offers many exciting employment opportunities. In addition to the production of a wide range of valuable agricultural commodities, the Sacramento region is home to numerous multi-national agricultural corporations and statewide governmental agencies. It is also a center for international agricultural trade and commerce. This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to UC or CSU majoring in Agriculture while also allowing the student to select courses that fit his/her individual needs and desires.

As a General Agriculture major, you will:

  • Study a general agriculture curriculum representing all of the departments of the Cosumnes River College agriculture program including: agriculture business, horticulture, welding, veterinary technology and plant science.
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills.
  • Identify the agricultural career you are most interested in and build a course of study to better qualify you for a profession.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the only community college agriculture program in the Sacramento region, the CRC General Agriculture program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture, receive a General Agriculture Associate of Science degree, or transfer to CSU or UC.
  • The faculty in this program works closely with the five California agricultural degree offering universities to provide a quality transfer program for students interested in agriculture business, management and economics.
  • The Sacramento region is fortunate to have some of the best high school agriculture programs in California. The faculty in the CRC Ag program works closely with these feeder schools to articulate coursework and facilitate the successful transition of agriculture students from high school to the university.
  • Internships in agriculture are available for students interested in work experience opportunities.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications 31
AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting 3
AGB 321 Agriculture Economics 3
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair 3
HORT 300 Introduction to Horticulture 3
PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3) 3
   or HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3)
ANSC 300 Introduction to Animal Science 3
PLTS 300 Introduction to Plant Science 3
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) 1 -42
Subtotal Units: 28 - 31
Agriculture Business
Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 300 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3
AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3
AGB 331 Agriculture Marketing 3
Agriculture Business Units: 9
Total Units: 37 - 40
Horticulture
Course Code Course Title Units
HORT 305 Plant Identification-Fall Selections 3
HORT 312 Plant Propagation 3
Horticulture Units: 6
Total Units: 34 - 37
Landscape
Course Code Course Title Units
HORT 320 Sustainable Landscape Construction 3
HORT 324 Sustainable Landscape Maintenance 3
Landscape Units: 6
Total Units: 34 - 37
Welding
Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Welding Units: 4
Total Units: 32 - 35

1This major requires that you complete all courses in the required program plus one area of concentration.

2A minimum of two units required.

The General Agriculture Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Career Information

Management; Supervision; Finance; Insurance; Government; Marketing; Distribution; International Trade; Sales and Service Nursery Management and Operations; Park Maintenance; Landscape Design, Teaching, Communication; Contracting & Maintenance; Fertilizer & Insecticide Application; Research; Retail/Wholesale; Estimator; Consultant; Government Agency employee; Welding Technician; Inspection; Welding Engineering; Sculpting; Home/Handicraft & Hobby; Construction; Trucking & Automotive

Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which CRC’s program is a good base for transfer.


A.S. in Welding Technology

The Welding Program at Cosumnes River College specializes in welding training to meet current needs for the Welding Industry. In addition to learning technical welding skills of Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding processes, students will be introduced to safety standards, common metal working machinery and welding practices common with the welding industry.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
A minimum of 8 units from the following: 8
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures (4)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel (3)
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding (1 - 4)
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills (3)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training (4)
Total Units: 25

The Welding Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate welding skills to meet or exceed Industry Standards. PSLO #1
  • Understand and implement Welding Procedures and Welding Specifications to meet or exceed the Welding Code Standards. PSLO #2
  • Understand and implement Cal-OSHA and FED-OSHA Safety Regulations and Procedures that pertain to the Welding Industry. PSLO #3
  • Apply academic skills in reading, mathematics, chemistry, physics, business, communication, engineering design and concepts to welding fabrication. PSLO #4
  • Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed. PSLO #5

Career Information

Production Shop Welder Production Field Welder Welding Fabricator Welding Safety Trainer Welding Inspector Welding Quality Control Supervisor Welding Supervisor Welding Teacher (High-School) Welding Instructor (Trade or College) Welding Sales Welding Safety Owner or Operator of a welding business Manager of a welding business

Certificates of Achievement

Welding Code Certificate

The Welding Code Certificate specializes in the American Welding Society Structural Steel Welding Code (D1.1) and Seismic Welding Code (D1.8). Students have the option to select one of the three courses; Flux Core Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Pipe Welding procedures as a focus course to prepare to take the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam at an AWS testing site. Students may take all of the focus courses to assist with preparing for the CWI exam, but only one of the optional courses is needed to earn the certificate.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures (4)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training 4
Total Units: 8

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • PSLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • PSLO 2: Identify and recall American Welding Society Structural Steel regulations pertaining to construction and or fabrication of weldments.

Career Information

Job advancement in the welding industry as a welder, quality control inspector or welding supervisor. Certified Welding Inspector Certified Welding Supervisor Certified Welding Educator


Welding Fabricator Certificate

The Welding Fabricator Certificate specializes in up to date welding code and safety regulations, modern power sources and techniques, fabrication procedures with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process and the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process. Students will have the opportunity to meet or exceed industry standards in-order to become employed in the welding industry.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills 3
A minimum of 7.5 units from the following: 7.5
WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process (1.5)
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel (3)
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry (1.5)
Total Units: 10.5

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • PSLO #1: Fabrication and Certification: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons.
  • Be able to properly and accurate measure a welding bead with a fillet weld gage.
  • Be able to properly measure the height of a welding bead with a "V Wac" gage or "Bridge Cam" gage.
  • PSLO #2: Professionalism: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.
  • Be able to be a team player who shows up to work on time.

Career Information

Job advancement and or employment in the welding industry.


Welding Technology Certificate

The CRC welding program is designed for students interested in seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs.

Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding talents.

Welding encompasses study in Electrical, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Physics, Design, and Mechanical Engineering.

This welding certificate can be used in conjunction with other technology areas such as:

  • Automotive Mechanics Technology
  • Building Inspection Technology
  • Construction Management Technology

Highlights include:

  • Classes for beginning and advanced welders
  • Welder Operator Qualification Records
  • Hands-on experience and opportunities for participation in student projects

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
A minimum of 13 units from the following: 13
WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process (1.5)
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry (1.5)
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures (4)
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel (3)
WELD 295 Independent Studies in Welding (1 - 3)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training (4)
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills (3)
WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding (1 - 4)
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • PSLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • PSLO #2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • PSLO #3: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • PSLO #4: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons.
  • PSLO #5: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.

Career Information

Welding Technician; Sales; Inspection; Supervision & Management; Welding Engineering; Welding Teacher; Welding Safety Trainer; Sculpting; Home/Handicraft & Hobby; Construction; Trucking & Automotive