WELDING

Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Welding Technology

Welding Technology is a career technical education program designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in today’s welding and fabrication related industries. Course offerings range from very basic welding fundamentals to the most technically advanced. Students gain skillfulness in safety procedures, applied theory, metal fabrication, and related welding processes. Emphasis is placed on individual instruction. Instructors are AWS Certified Welding Inspectors/Educators. Students can earn welder certifications in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS), The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), and The American Society of Mechanical of Engineers (ASME). Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to enter into the following career opportunities: welder, welding inspector, welding technician/fitter, pipe fitter/welder, and metal fabricator.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in industry recognized principles and practices as they apply to today's welding and metal fabrication industries.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 27
 

    Units
Complete fifteen units from one of the four options below:  
     
WELD-100 Introduction to Oxyacetylene Welding 2.0
WELD-101A Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-101B Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-101C Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-104 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
WELD-105 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
WELD-165 Pipe Welding Fundamentals 3.0
OR    
WELD-120 Industrial Welding I 5.0
WELD-122 Industrial Welding II 5.0
WELD-124 Industrial Welding III 5.0
OR    
WELD-092 Introduction to Metal Fabrication 2.0
WELD-093 Intermediate Metal Fabrication 2.0
WELD-094 Advanced Metal Fabrication 2.0
WELD-100 Introduction to Oxyacetylene Welding 2.0
WELD-101A Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-104 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
WELD-106 This course is no longer offered. See Department Chair for substitution information.
CWE-188WELD Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0
     
Required electives:  
     
WELD-130 Welding Metallurgy 3.0
WELD-132 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fabricators 3.0
MFGT-090 Measurements and Computations 3.0
ENGL-094 Introduction to Technical Reading and Writing 3.0
OR    
ENGL-204 Technical Report Writing 3.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
WELD-096 Welding Certification and License Preparation 3.0
WELD-133 Welding Inspection 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: Welding Technology - Shielded Metal Arc Welding

The Welding Technology Certificate of Specialization in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is designed for those interested in welding structural steel. Course work includes a comprehensive study with an emphasis on application of fundamental welding techniques and industry practices. Program completers are prepared for entry level employment into industries such as steel construction and maintenance & repair, and general fabrication.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the shielded metal arc welding process.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 16.5
 

    Units
WELD-101A Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-101B Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
WELD-101C Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.5
     
Plus nine units from the following:  
     
WELD-080 Non-Destructive Testing 3.0
WELD-130 Welding Metallurgy 3.0
WELD-132 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fabricators 3.0
WELD-133 Welding Inspection 3.0


WELD 080 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Units: 3.00
54.00 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.


WELD 092 INTRODUCTION TO METAL FABRICATION
Units: 2.00
18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: WELD-132

First in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safe proper operation of drilling, cutting, threading, grinding, and related equipment. Students are exposed to layout and design techniques used to fabricate basic metal projects. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


WELD 093 INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION
Units: 2.00
18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: WELD-092

Second in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safe proper operation of bending, turning, cutting, milling and related equipment. Students are exposed to enhanced layout and design techniques used to fabricate basic metal projects.


WELD 094 ADVANCED METAL FABRICATION
Units: 2.00
18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: WELD-093

Third in a three-part series of courses examining the principles and practices of metal fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safe proper operation of metal working equipment. Students construct complex projects that involve design, layout, machining, fabrication, and welding technology.


WELD 096 WELDING CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE PREPARATION
Units: 3.00
54.00 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.


WELD 100 INTRODUCTION TO OXYACETYLENE WELDING
Units: 2.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Introduces oxyacetylene welding techniques on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, exposure to using alternate oxyfuel gasses, and proper torch cutting practices. Includes safety procedures, basic weld joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in the welding of metals.


WELD 101A INTRODUCTION TO SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
Units: 2.50
CSU 27.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.



WELD 101B INTERMEDIATE SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
Units: 2.50
CSU 27.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


WELD 101C ADVANCED SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
Units: 2.50
CSU 27.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


WELD 103 METAL SCULPTURING
Units: 2.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Provides a foundation in methods of cutting, forming, and shaping of metal using metal joining processes, including riveting, brazing, soldering, and mechanical to create metal sculptures. Proper safety procedures in the use of shop tools and related welding equipment are emphasized.


WELD 104 INTRODUCTION TO GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
Units: 2.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


WELD 105 ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
Units: 2.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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 motor sport industries. Upon completion, students can earn welder performance certifications in accordance with the American Welding Society D17.1 code.


WELD 120 INDUSTRIAL WELDING I
Units: 5.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
First in a three-part series of trade technical courses providing theory and vocational skills related to current welding applications. Focuses on oxyacetylene and shielded metal arc welding processes. Examines related safety, mathematics, metallurgy, and weld-joint design associated with welding.


WELD 122 INDUSTRIAL WELDING II
Units: 5.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: WELD-120

Second in a three-part series of courses providing theory and skills related to current welding applications. Continued focus on the shielded metal arc welding process. Examines related safety, mathematics, metallurgy, and weld-joint design associated with welding.


WELD 124 INDUSTRIAL WELDING III
Units: 5.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Recommended Preparation: WELD-122

Third in a three-part series of trade technical courses providing theory and skills related to current welding applications. Examines the gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding processes. 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.


WELD 130 WELDING METALLURGY
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces basic metallurgy as applied to welding. Common heat treatment procedures, welding enhancement procedures, and thermal control of stress and strain in relation to ferrous and non-ferrous metals are emphasized. Proper determination of chemical contents of common steels, cast irons, stainless steels, and aluminum alloys are demonstrated.


WELD 132 BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS AND FABRICATORS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MFGT-100

Examines blueprint interpretation practices commonly used by welding and metal fabrication industries. Exposure to common drawing types, symbols, views, lines, dimensions, and tolerances. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of welding symbols as approved by the American Welding Society (AWS) and International Organization of Standardization (ISO).


WELD 133 WELDING INSPECTION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines weld inspection principles and practices in order to prepare students for the American Welding Society's Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam, including welding theory, hands-on inspection, and a survey of respective welding codes.


WELD 165 PIPE WELDING FUNDAMENTALS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken three times for credit
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.


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