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-104 INTRODUCTION TO GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
2.0 units | 18 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Introduces the principles and practices of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including basic welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in welding of metals.

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WELD-105 ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
2.0 units | 18 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-104
Provides further development and strengthening of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills. Emphasizes theory, techniques and applications of GTAW commonly used in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and motorsport industries.


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-120 INDUSTRIAL WELDING I
5.0 units | 54 hours lecture | 108 hours lab

First in a three-part series providing theory and technical skills training towards completion of the American Welding Society SENSE Level I - Entry Welder program.  Examines related safety, mathematics, metallurgy, and
weld-joint design associated with associated welding and thermal cutting processes.

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WELD 122 INDUSTRIAL WELDING II
5.0 units | 54 hours lecture | 108 hours lab

Recommended Preparation: WELD-120
Second in a three-part series providing theory and technical skills training towards completion of the American Welding Society SENSE Level I - Entry Welder program.  Focuses on gas metal arc welding in addition to development of flux cored arc welding skills. Examines related safety, mathematics, metallurgy, and weld-joint design associated with associated welding and thermal cutting processes.

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WELD-124 INDUSTRIAL WELDING III
5.0 units | 54 hours lecture | 108 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-122
Third in a three-part series providing theory and technical skills training towards completion of the American Welding Society SENSE Level I - Entry Welder program.  Examines the gas tungsten arc welding process. Safety,
mathematics, metallurgy, and weld-joint design are studied in detail. Provides the levels of proficiency needed for various certifications available in today's welding industry.

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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).

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WELD-165 PIPE WELDING FUNDAMENTALS
3.0 units | 36 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: WELD-101
Examines both theory and application of pipe welding using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process.  Procedures leading to skillfulness in pipe weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy, weld symbols, and related codes and standards are emphasized.