Welding

Welding (WELD)

WELD 100 Introduction to Welding

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • The student will perform basic fillet weld beads in the flat position with the GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and the FCAW process.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of basic welding skills by being able to identify and explain the technical differences of the SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and the FCAW processes.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to use a welding machine's owner’s manual as a reference guide to produce a sound weld bead.
  • SLO 3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate proper use of hand and power tools by changing out high pressure welding cylinders, setting up and shutting down an oxygen fuel outfit and performing a safety inspection of the equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper use of a tape measure, carpenter square and soap stone to layout and cut material with various shop tools to specific dimensions to complete the welding assignments.
  • SLO 4: Demonstrate knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations pertaining to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate how to safely operate high-pressure gas cylinders and regulators for welding and cutting operations per manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Demonstrate how to safely adjust, ignite and shut down a cutting torch or welding torch to manufacturer's recommended procedures.
  • Demonstrate how to safely prepare and handle oxygen and acetylene cylinders, regulators, cutting and welding attachments for transportation and long term storage conditions.

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
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • perform the proper welding procedures and techniques with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process.
  • produce code-quality welds with the SMAW or FCAW process.
  • demonstrate the ability to manipulate the welding arc of the SMAW or FCAW process to significantly reduce, if not eliminate undercut, porosity, slag inclusion, and inconsistent weld bead profile.
  • explain the technical function of shielding gas for the SMAW process.
  • identify, analyze and manipulate welding parameters to produce an AWS D1.1 acceptable weld bead with the SMAW and FCAW process.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • explain the technical function of shielding gas for the FCAW process.
  • identify the technical differences of the electrode alloy content and flux elements of the SMAW and FCAW processes.
  • explain the theoretical and set-up procedures for a constant voltage and a constant current power supplies.
  • read and understand any manufacturer's operating manual as a resource guide to safely operate any given welding machine.
  • reference welding manufacturer's websites to research welding electrode consumable data required to complete a welding procedure specification document.
  • demonstrate standard certification procedures by using a welding procedure specification document to attain certification.
  • SLO 3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • demonstrate how to correctly inspect welds for accuracy, weld profile characteristics and identify any rejectable weld discontinuities.
  • SLO 4: Demonstrate knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • demonstrate the safe operating procedures for an oxygen acetylene cutting torch, plasma cutting torch, hydraulic shearing and punching tool and a mechanical metal cutting shear.
  • demonstrate effective safety inspections of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
  • SLO 5: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.
  • effectively communicate with other welders, production or schedule supervisors, welding inspectors and safety personnel to effectively and efficiently perform code quality welding.

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.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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).
  • The student must be able to perform a surface weld on 8" pipe with E6010 electrode
  • The student must be able to perform a surface weld on 8" pipe with E7018 electrode.
  • SLO #2: Develop safe work habits and skills with welding tools and machinery for a safe welding procedures and practices for a long term career in the welding industry (Program Learning Outcome #3).
  • The student must be able to properly setup and shut down an oxygen acetylene cutting torch apparatus safely.
  • The student must be able to safely shear metal with various hydraulic and power actuated shears.
  • SLO #3: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects (Program Learning Outcome #4).
  • The student must be able to measure a pipe bevel angle with a protractor.
  • The student must be able to measure a weld bead height with a "V wac" gauge within a 1/32" tolerance.

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
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Perform the proper welding procedures and techniques with the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process.
  • Produce code-quality welds with the FCAW process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manipulate the welding arc of the FCAW process to significantly reduce, if not eliminate undercut, porosity, slag inclusion, and inconsistent weld bead profile.
  • Identify, analyze and manipulate welding parameters to produce an AWS D1.1 acceptable weld bead with the FCAW process.
  • SLO 2: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate how to correctly inspect welds for accuracy, weld profile characteristics and identify any rejectable weld discontinuities.
  • SLO 3: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • Explain the technical function of shielding gas for the FCAW process.
  • Identify the technical differences of the electrode alloy content and flux elements of the FCAW processes.
  • Explain the theoretical and set-up procedures for a constant voltage and a constant current power supplies.
  • Read and understand any manufacturer's operating manual as a resource guide to safely operate any given welding machine.
  • Reference welding manufacturer's websites to research welding electrode consumable data required to complete a welding procedure specification document.

WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GMAW process safely on plate
  • Perform a 3F Down welding coupon with the GMAW process safely on plate
  • SLO 2: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects. (PSLO #3)
  • Measure a fillet weld properly.
  • Measure the bead height on a groove weld properly.

WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GMAW process on plate
  • Perform a 3F welding coupon with the GMAW process on plate
  • SLO 2: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects. (PSLO #3)
  • Measure a fillet weld properly.
  • Measure the bead height on a groove weld properly.

WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GMAW process.
  • Perform a 3F Up welding coupon with the GMAW process.
  • SLO #2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques. (PSLO #2)
  • Perform a fillet weld in the horizontal position and use those learned skills to perform a 3F Up, 3F Down or 4F weld.
  • SLO #3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects. (PSLO #3)
  • Measure a fillet weld properly.
  • Measure the bead height on a groove weld properly.
  • Develop safe work habits and skills with welding tools and machinery for a safe long term career in the welding industry.

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
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GTAW process.
  • Perform a 1G welding coupon with the GTAW process.
  • SLO #2 Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry. (PSLO #3)
  • Have a basic understanding of OSHA safety regulations with high pressure cylinders.
  • Have a basic understanding of personal protective equipment for welding operators.
  • SLO #3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons. (PSLO #4)
  • Accurately use a tape measure to layout metal for student projects.
  • Accurately measure a fillet weld.

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
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GTAW process.
  • Perform a 1G welding coupon with the GTAW process.
  • SLO #2: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry. (PSLO #3, Codes and Regulations)
  • Recall and identify OSHA safety regulations with high pressure cylinders.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and usage of personal protective equipment for welding operators.
  • SLO #3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons. (PSLO#4, Fabrication and Certification)
  • Demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure to layout metal for projects.
  • Measure a fillet weld properly.

WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design a project with a pencil and paper
  • Demonstrate the ability to design a project with a computer assisted drawing program.
  • SLO 2: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • The student shall be able to measure metal with a standard or metric tape measure.
  • The student shall be able to properly use hand tools like a hacksaw, drill and grinder to perform fabrication projects.

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
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Produce code quality welds with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process (SMAW) and or the Flux Core Arc Welding process (FCAW).
  • Identify, analyze and correct welding parameters to produce a suitable weld bead with the GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and or the FCAW process.
  • Apply and manipulate the welding arc of the GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and or the FCAW process to significantly reduce undercut, porosity, cold lap and other common welding defects.
  • SLO 2: Identify and apply proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Inspect welds for accurate weld size, acceptable weld profile and identify any weld discontinuities to the latest welding code common to the welding industry.
  • SLO 3: Identify and recall American Welding Society Structural Steel regulations pertaining to construction, manufacturing or fabrication.
  • Interpret safety rules and regulations and demonstrate safe welding and cutting procedures.
  • SLO 4: Apply work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.
  • Communicate effectively with other welders, production or schedule supervisors, welding inspectors and safety personnel to effectively and efficiently perform code quality welding.

WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge and elementary skills of oxygen acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding on Aluminum alloys.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • Explain the technical differences of the welding and cutting processes such as the GMAW, GTAW, OFC and PAC processes.
  • Identify and adjust the welding parameters for a gas metal arc welding machine and a shielded metal arc welding machine to the correct amperage, voltage, wire feed speed, shielding gas flow rate to weld the correct weld bead.
  • SLO 3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Develop a basic hand and eye coordination skills with basic welding tools and metalworking equipment.
  • SLO 4: Demonstrate knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations pertaining to the welding industry.
  • Inspect, set up, change out cylinders and regulators, safely operate, and disassemble an Oxygen-Acetylene Welding and Cutting outfit.
  • Safely operate an Oxygen-Acetylene Cutting Torch to severe carbon steel plate and severe aluminum alloy with a plasma cutting machine.
  • SLO 5: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.

WELD 294 Topics in Welding

  • Units:0.5 - 5
  • Hours:5 - 54 hours LEC; 12 - 108 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • SLO 3 Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Cal OSHA and Fed OSHA regulations pertaining to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate new advancements in power supplies and welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • SLO 4: Demonstrate knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations pertaining to the welding industry.

WELD 295 Independent Studies in Welding

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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).
  • Discuss and outline a proposal of study (that can be accomplished within one semester term) with a supervising instructor qualified within the discipline.
  • Design an independent study (to be completed individually or by collaboration of a small group) to foster special knowledge, skills, and experience that are not available in any one regularly scheduled course.
  • Use information resources to gather discipline-specific information.
  • SLO #2: Utilize modes of analysis and critical thinking to apply theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study to significant problems and/or educational activities (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 3).
  • Analyze and apply the knowledge, skills and experience that are involved in the independent study to theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study.
  • Explain the importance of the major discipline of study in the broader picture of society.
  • SLO #3: Communicate a complex understanding of content matter of the major discipline of study (College Wide Outcome – Area 3).
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills essential to mastery of the major discipline of study that are necessary to accomplish the independent study.
  • SLO #4: Identify personal goals and pursue these goals effectively (College Wide Outcome – Area 4).
  • Utilize skills from the “academic tool kit” including time management, study skills, etc., to accomplish the independent study within one semester term.

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.
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Understand the effects time, stress, and organizational management have on performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of consistently practicing ethics and confidentiality in a workplace.
  • Examine the career/life planning process and relate its relevancy to the student.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic communication tools and their appropriate use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of workplace etiquette.
  • DESCRIBE THE CAREER/LIFE PLANNING PROCESS AND RELATE ITS RELEVANCY TO ONE'S CAREER.(SLO 2)
  • Link personal goals to long term achievement.
  • Display an understanding of creating a professional first impression.
  • Understand how networking is a powerful job search tool.
  • Understand necessary elements of a résumé.
  • Understand the importance of interview preparation.
  • Identify how continual learning increases career success.
  • DEMONSTRATE APPLICATION OF INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE AND THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AS WRITTEN IN LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMPLOYER WORK SITE SUPERVISOR.(SLO 3)