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Welding (WELD) Courses

WELD 100 Introduction to Welding & Safety

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

Welding 100 is an introductory course that covers the safety procedures of operating an electric arc welding machine, oxygen-acetylene cutting apparatus, oxygen-propane cutting apparatus, plasma arc cutting machine, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and the gas tungsten arc welding process. The lecture portion of the course includes safety and the scientific theory of welding, cutting and modern power sources. The laboratory portion of the course allows for hands-on practice to learn the proper procedures and techniques for welding and cutting.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cal OSHA safety rules and industry safety procedures in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly inspect, setup and shut down an Oxygen Fuel Cutting torch apparatus.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic welding skills associated with the SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and the FCAW processes.
  • 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 understanding and the proper use of a tape measure for laying out material for shearing with an ironworker and or plate shear.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a combination square to layout a cut pattern on carbon steel material to specific dimensions for the purpose of plasma cutting welding assignment material.

WELD 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Procedures

  • Units:4
  • Hours:54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 110 course specializes in the welding procedures of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process for the construction of structural steel beams and connections. The lecture portion includes safety procedures, machinery and tool operation, welding fundamentals, air carbon arc gouging, electrode classification system, distortion, welding inspection technology and welding symbols. Laboratory portion of the course will provide hands on welding and cutting assignments to prepare the student 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) process.
  • demonstrate the ability to manipulate the welding arc of the SMAW process to produce a sound weldment in various positions and welding joints.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • read and understand any manufacturer's operating manual as a resource guide to safely operate any given welding machine in the shielded metal arc welding process settings.
  • reference welding manufacturer's websites to research welding electrode consumable data required to complete a welding procedure specification document.
  • SLO 3:Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a tape measure for laying out material for shearing with an ironworker and or a plate shear.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a combination square to layout a cut pattern on carbon steel material to specific dimensions for the purpose of plasma cutting welding assignment material.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a fillet weld gage to accurately check the correct size of a weldment.

WELD 111 Pipe Welding Procedures

  • Units:4
  • Hours:54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:WELD 100 with a grade of "C" or better; The student should have a basic understanding of welding.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 111 course specialized in pipe welding procedures with various welding processes. The lecture portion covers safety procedures, machinery and tool operation, welding fundamentals and welding inspection procedures common to ASME and API welding codes. The laboratory portion will cover proper procedures of cutting and welding pipe in various positions and joints to meet or exceed industry standards.
The hands-on welding and cutting assignments will prepare the student 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 sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • Perform a surface weld on various sized diameter carbon steel pipe with various welding processes and procedures.
  • Perform a weld on an open butt joint with various sized diameter carbon steel pipe with various welding processes or procedures.
  • SLO 2: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the inspection, set up and shut down procedures and performing a bevel cut on pipe with an oxygen fuel cutting torch apparatus.
  • Demonstrate understanding and safe operation of various power shears, ironworkers for shearing material for fabricating welding coupons.
  • SLO 3: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Measure a pipe bevel angle with a protractor accurately.
  • Measure a weld bead height with a "V wac" gauge within a 1/32" tolerance.
  • Measure a pipe fit-up correctly with a "Hi Lo" welding inspection gage.

WELD 113 Flux Core Arc Welding Process

  • Units:4
  • Hours:54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:WELD 100 with a grade of "C" or better; Students without any prior welding training or experience should complete WELD 100 (Introduction to Welding & Safety).
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 113 welding course specializes in the welding procedures of the flux core arc welding (FCAW) process for the construction of structural steel beams and connections. The lecture portion includes safety procedures, machinery and tool operation, welding fundamentals, air carbon arc gouging, electrode classification system, welding inspection technology and welding symbols. Laboratory portion of the course will provide hands on welding and cutting assignments to prepare the student 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 standards.
  • Perform the proper welding procedures and techniques with the Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manipulate the welding arc of the FCAW process to produce a sound weldment in various positions and welding joints.
  • 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 FCAW processes.
  • SLO 3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a tape measure for laying out material for shearing with an ironworker and or plate shear.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a combination square to layout a cut pattern on carbon steel material to specific dimensions for the purpose of plasma cutting welding assignment material.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the proper use of a fillet weld gage to accurately check the correct size of a weldment.

WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 125 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) course is an introductory welding course that focuses on safety procedures for plasma cutting, shearing metal with sheet-metal and plate cutting machinery, hand and power tools and semi-automatic wire feed welding machines. The laboratory portion will allow the student hands-on practice with industrial welding machines for the purpose of setting the correct welding parameters on various material thicknesses, joint types and positions to meet industry safety and welding standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cal OSHA safety rules and industry safety procedures in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Gas Metal Arc Welding safety procedures with potential electrical and high pressure gas hazards.
  • SLO 2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic welding skills associated with the GMAW process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a welding machine's owner’s manual as a reference guide to produce a sound weld bead.
  • SLO 3: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of a tape measure for laying out material for shearing with an ironworker, plate shear or the Diacro sheet-metal shear.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of a combination square to layout a cut pattern on carbon steel material to specific dimensions for the purpose of plasma cutting welding assignment material.

WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding process of Plate and Pipe course focuses on safety, hand and power tools, machinery operation procedures and welding parameters common to wire feed welding machines. The laboratory assignments will focus on proper cutting methods and welding techniques to perform correct plat to plate and pipe to pipe connections to prepare the student to be successful in the WELD 151 welding course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • 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.
  • Layout material with a tape measure with an accuracy of 1/8".
  • Measure a fillet weld bead correctly with a fillet weld gage.
  • SLO 3: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cal OSHA safety rules and industry safety procedures in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly inspect, setup and shut down a plasma cutting torch apparatus.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to operate power tools and machinery safely.

WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of sheet metal is a welding course that specializes in the safety, shop hand and power tools, machinery operation procedures, 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 prepare students for the WELD 151 course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GMAW process.
  • Perform a 3F Up welding coupon with the GMAW process.
  • SLO 2: Utilize proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Layout material with a tape measure with an accuracy of 1/8".
  • Measure a fillet weld bead correctly with a fillet weld gage.
  • SLO 3: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly inspect, setup and shut down a plasma cutting torch apparatus.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to operate power tools and machinery safely.

WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:WELD 100
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 128 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 common to aluminum alloy. Laboratory assignments will focus on aluminum alloy welding and cutting procedures to prepare the student to be successful in the WELD 151 course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GTAW process on aluminum alloy sheet metal.
  • Perform a 1G welding coupon with the GTAW process on aluminum alloy sheet metal.
  • SLO #2 Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • 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.
  • Accurately use a tape measure and layout pencil to layout aluminum alloy for student projects.
  • Accurately measure a fillet weld to measure bead profile on aluminum alloy sheet metal.

WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:WELD 100
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of stainless steel focuses on welding safety, shop tools and machinery operational procedures, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding parameters and welding and cutting techniques. Laboratory assignments will focus on cutting and welding procedures of carbon and stainless steel materials needed to be successful in the WELD 151 welding course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.
  • Perform a 2F welding coupon with the GTAW process on stainless steel plate.
  • Perform a 1G welding coupon with the GTAW process on stainless steel plate.
  • SLO #2: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Recall and identify OSHA safety regulations with high pressure cylinders.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and usage of personal protective equipment for welding operators with stainless steel.
  • SLO #3: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons.
  • Demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure and layout pencil to layout stainless steel for projects.
  • Measure a fillet weld properly.

WELD 145 Design, Layout & Fabrication

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

The WELD 145 Design, Layout & Fabrication course provides the student the opportunity to design a project by sketch or computer-assisted drawing software. The student will learn how to estimate material and labor costs for the fabrication of such a project. Topics such as proper welding and cutting of material with various hand and power tools, industrial machinery and construction techniques will be covered in the lecture and laboratory sections of the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cal OSHA safety rules and industry safety procedures in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly inspect, setup and shut down an Oxygen Fuel Cutting torch apparatus.
  • SLO 2: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects.
  • Measure metal with a standard or metric tape measure.
  • Properly use hand tools like a hacksaw, drill and grinder to perform fabrication projects.
  • SLO 3: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to design a project with a pencil and paper
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to design a project with a computer assisted drawing program.

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:August 1, 2022

The WELD 151 Welding Industry Training course is an advanced welding class that prepares students for employment in the welding industry. The student will focus on specific welder qualification procedures of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding process (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding process (GMAW) or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW). The welding process selection is determined by the welding courses completed prior to registering into WELD 151 and must be authorized by the instructor. The cost of coupon materials and welding consumables will also be a consideration of the students welding assignments. The purpose of the WELD 151 course is to prepare the student to be successful for a pre-employment qualification welding test that is specific to a welding fabrication business or manufacturing company.

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.
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to 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).
  • Demonstrate understanding and the ability to identify the correct welding parameters to produce a sound weldment with the GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and or the FCAW process to pass AWS D1.1 destructive bend test requirements.
  • SLO 2: 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.
  • Demonstrate work ethics and safety performance for long term employment in the welding industry

WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

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:August 1, 2022

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:August 1, 2022

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:0.5 - 4
  • Hours:30 - 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:August 1, 2022

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 37.5 hours of related paid work experience, or 30 hours of unpaid work experience for 0.5 unit. An additional 37.5 or 30 hours of related work experience is required for each additional 0.5 units. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times 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:

  • SLO #1 DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.
  • 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 relevance to the student.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic communication tools and their appropriate use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of workplace etiquette.
  • SLO #2 DESCRIBE THE CAREER/LIFE PLANNING PROCESS AND RELATE ITS RELEVANCY TO ONE'S CAREER.
  • 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.
  • SLO #3 DEMONSTRATE APPLICATION OF INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE AND THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AS WRITTEN IN LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMPLOYER WORK SITE SUPERVISOR.

WELD 299 Experimental Offering in Welding

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:August 1, 2022

This is the experimental courses description.