Course Descriptions


WELD-080 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
3.0 units
| 54 hours lecture

Surveys common non-destructive testing (NDT) theories and applications as they relate to industry recognized quality control systems. Emphasizes proper evaluation methods using eddy current test (ET), liquid dye penetrate test (PT), magnetic particle test (MT), radiographic test (RT), and ultrasonic test (UT). Field trips may be required. Units do not apply to the associate degree.

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WELD-092 INTRODUCTION TO METAL FABRICATION
2.0 units | 18 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

First in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication including layout and design techniques, while emphasizing proper operation of drilling, cutting, threading, grinding, and related equipment. Students are exposed to basic design techniques used to fabricate basic metal projects.

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WELD-093 INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION
2.0 units | 18 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-092

Second in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication, while emphasizing proper operation of bending, turning, cutting, milling and related equipment. Students are exposed to enhanced design techniques used to fabricate intermediate metal projects.

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WELD-094 ADVANCED METAL FABRICATION
2.0 units | 18 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-093
Third in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication, while emphasizing safe and proper operation of metal working equipment. Students construct complex projects that involve design, layout, machining, fabrication, and welding technology.

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WELD-096 WELDING CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE PREPARATION
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: WELD-101C & WELD-124
Reviews the practical applications and fundamental concepts to prepare students for the Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety written structural welding certification test.

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WELD-101A INTRODUCTION TO SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING

2.5 units | 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

The first of a three-part series introducing the theory and application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of SMAW welding equipment and proper welding techniques in accordance
with the American Welding Society SENSE program.

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WELD-101B INTERMEDIATE SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
2.5 units | 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-101A
The second of a three-part series in the theory and application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of SMAW welding equipment and intermediate level welding techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE program.

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WELD-101C ADVANCED SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
2.5 units | 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-101B
The third of a three-part series in the theory and application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of SMAW welding equipment and advanced level welding techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE program. Welder performance certification is emphasized.

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WELD-112A INTRODUCTION TO GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
2.5 units | CSU 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

The first of a three-part series introducing fundamental theory and application of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of GTAW equipment, and proper techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE Entry-Level welder program.

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WELD-112B INTERMEDIATE GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
2.5 units | CSU 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-112A
The second of a three-part series introducing fundamental theory and application of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of GTAW equipment, and proper techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE Entry-Level welder program.

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WELD-112C ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
2.5 units | CSU 27 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-112B
The third of a three-part series introducing fundamental theory and application of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Emphasizes safety procedures, use of GTAW equipment, and proper techniques in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE Entry-Level welder program.


WELD 113A INTRODUCTION TO PIPE WELDING
4.0 units | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-101C, Co-requisite: WELD-113B
First in a series that provides fundamental theory and application of pipe welding using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Procedures leading to skillfulness in weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy and related welding codes and standards are emphasized. Emphasis on weld positions 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using mild steel electrodes, in accordance with American Petroleum Institute API-1104.

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WELD 113B PIPE LAYOUT AND FABRICATION
3.0 units | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-101C, Co-requisite: WELD-113A
Explores the fundamental concepts used in the layout and fabrication of pipe connections and fittings. Emphasis is placed on constructing pipe connections commonly used in the piping industry. Related math calculations and cutting techniques are utilized to
prepare students for entry into pipe fitting related fields.

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WELD 113C INTERMEDIATE PIPE WELDING
4.0 units | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-113A
Recommended Preparation: WELD-112B
Third in a series of courses in the further development of pipe welding skills and techniques as per API 1104 in addition to providing theory and application in pipe welding using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) of carbon steel pipe. Covers weld positions 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using uphill progression, in accordance with American Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Pressure and
Vessel Codes.

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WELD 113D ADVANCED PIPE WELDING
4.0 units | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-113C
Capstone course to continue development in advanced pipe welding skills. Includes theory and application of pipe welding of carbon steel pipe using gas metal arc welding (GMAW in weld positions 2G, 5G, and 6G using downhill and uphill progression. Prepares students for pipe welding certifications in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Welding Society (AWS)


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WELD-114A INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC WELDING AUTOMATION
2.5 units | 27 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

The first of a three-part series introducing fundamental theory and hands-on application of robotic welding automation. Emphasizes safety awareness, programing techniques, and basic gas metal arc welding applications using six-axis robotic welding systems.

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WELD-114B INTERMEDIATE ROBOTIC WELDING AUTOMATION
2.5 units | 27 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-114A
The second of a three-part series introducing intermediate level theory and hands-on application of robotic welding automation. Emphasizes safety awareness, programming techniques, and intermediate gas metal arc welding applications using six-axis robotic welding systems.

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WELD-114C ADVANCED ROBOTIC WELDING AUTOMATION
2.5 units | 27 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-114B
The third of a three-part series introducing advanced level theory and hands-on application of robotic welding automation. Emphasizes safety awareness, programming techniques, and advanced GMAW welding applications using six-axis robotic welding systems.

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WELD-130 WELDING METALLURGY
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces basic metallurgy as applied to welding, emphasizing common heat treatment procedures, welding enhancement procedures, and thermal control of stress and strain in relation to ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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WELD-132 BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS AND FABRICATORS
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: MFGT-090
Examines blueprint interpretation practices commonly used by welding and metal fabrication industries.  Exposure to common drawing types, symbols, views, lines, dimensions, and tolerances. Emphasizes the analysis of welding symbols as approved by the American Welding Society (AWS) and International Organization of Standardization (ISO).