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WELD 101 - Introduction to Welding Process

Units: 8                Lecture Hours: 90              Lab Hours: 180            Outside Hours: 162
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

In this course, students are introduced to welding processes with a primary focus on developing manipulative skills. Welding processes covered include oxy-acetylene, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and flux cored arc. The course also includes a study of occupational safety, weld symbols, print reading, metal fabrication, and joint design.

WELD 105 - Basic Welding for Allied Fields

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This is a basic course to support trade skills for students in allied fields. The course introduces students to welding equipment, nomenclature, safety, plasma and mechanical cutting, metallurgical exploration of ferrous and non-ferrous material, ductility of materials, effects of cold-working and heat treating.

WELD 108 - Introduction to Multi-Process Welding

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 45              Lab Hours: 90                             Outside  Hours:  81
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                                  Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course is designed to provide students with basic performance qualification skills needed for employment in manufacturing and the maintenance industry. Students are introduced to multiple processes with a primary focus on developing manipulative skills commonly used in manufacturing. Welding processes covered include oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The course also includes a study of occupational safety, weld symbols,and joint design.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

WELD 109 - Advanced Welding for Manufacturing

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 45              Lab Hours: 90                             Outside  Hours:  81 Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                                  Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable Transfer: CSU

Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding 108 or 111 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course continues the development of students’ theory and practice of their manual and semiautomatic welding skills, joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals for manufacturing technology. Welding processes include Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), spray transfer, aluminum Gas Metal Arc Welding(GMAW) and Dual-Shield Flux Core Arc welding (FCAW-G). The course is an in-depth study into advanced manufacturing processes, work procedure specifications, occupational safety and calculations of material cost and sizes. Additional topics include fractional, decimal and metric conversions.

WELD 111 - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 45              Lab Hours: 90              Outside Hours: 81
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This is an introductory course where students will develop manipulative skills using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Emphasis is placed on safety procedures, use of manual and semi-automatic welding equipment, welding techniques, electrodes and joints.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

WELD 113 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 45              Lab Hours: 90              Outside Hours: 81
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Welding 111

This course is designed for the intermediate student. Students will enhance their skills by developing their technique in the open root process using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) electrodes. The course emphasizes the theory and practice of joint preparation, Complete Joint Penetration (CJP) and various cover pass processes including semi-automatic welding theory.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

WELD 123 - Advanced Arc Welding Specialty Lab

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This advanced level welding course is designed to further develop advanced specialized welding skills in the structural, sheet metal, and construction industries. This course is for the advanced arc welding student preparing for the American Welding Society(AWS) Structural Steel practical exam and certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

WELD 125 - Advanced Certification and Career Preparation Lab

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 108            Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This advanced level welding lab is third of a series specifically designed for students to refine their welding skills in E7018 electrodes used in structural steel Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in the vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) position. This class prepares the student for the American Welding Society (AWS) practical examination required to obtain the Los Angeles City license for structural steel. Taken in succession, this course prepares students to advance to level III in AWS national skill standards.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

WELD 128 - American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Certification Test Preparation

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                   Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding 123 or 125 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent

This course prepares the student to pass the written examination of the Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety Structural Steel American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 examination. Both the midterm and final examinations will be administered under same testing conditions as the actual Los Angeles City written exam.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

WELD 129 - Blueprint Reading

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                    Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                          Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course is designed to provide principles of reading and interpreting basic industrial prints and shop drawings as applied to the welding trade. Emphasis is placed on shape identification, nomenclature, and welding symbols.

WELD 140 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course is designed for the beginning student. Students develop manipulative skills using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Related classroom instruction covers technical data pertaining to this welding process with special emphasis on operational parameters of inverter type machines. This course begins preparation for eligibility for American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification.

WELD 142 - Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 72                 Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Welding140

This is an intermediate course in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GTAW). Special emphasis is placed on the welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the various positions and building skill development in GTAW. This course continues student preparation toward the American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

WELD 144 - Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Skills Lab

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 108               Outside Hours:  0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding142 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course is designed to develop the advanced specialized skills used within the structural steel, sheet metal, and aerospace manufacturing industries using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Repair of cast welding and tooling maintenance will be introduced. Students will develop various specialized skills that will help achieve students’ goals and attain the necessary traits that employers are seeking. This course prepares students for American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option

WELD 150 - Structural Fabrication

Units: 5                Lecture Hours: 72              Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 126
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Welding 101 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This welding course focuses on skills required to fabricate a project from an engineering drawing to the finished product. Emphasis is placed on interpreting engineering drawings, proper use of tools and equipment, math, and shop safety.

WELD 95 - Cooperative Work Experience Education

Units: 2-4             Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: hours to be arranged
Grading Method: Letter                             Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Welding field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: Transfer limitations apply.

Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

WELD 99 - Independent Study

Units: 1-3             min Lecture Hours: 54           max Lecture Hours: 162
Grading Method: Letter                                  Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Two courses in Welding with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work.

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Welding not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Welding projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply.

 

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