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Weld 111A - Introduction to Semiautomatic Welding Processes - Tim Baber

Course:Introduction to Semiautomatic Welding Processes
Professor:Tim Baber
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Welcome to Water 111A - Introduction to Semiautomatic Welding Processes.  My name is Tim Baber and I will be your instructor for the next 16-weeks.  Your success in this course is my ultimate goal. If you have any questions or need to reach me, I can be reached at (661) 362-3062 or by email at


Course Description

The first of a three-part series introducing fundamental theory and application of semiautomatic welding processes. Emphasize  safety procedures, use of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment, and welding  techniques to complete the American Welding Society SENSE Entry-Level GMAW requirements

What to Expect in this Course

The weekly lecture portions of this class will be held via Zoom on Thursday evenings starting at 4:40pm. Additionally, you will need to use Canvas to complete and/or turn in assignments each week. If you would like to join a test meeting in Zoom to make sure you are able to join meetings, go to

There will be weekly homework assignments designed to help you learn and practice the  concepts covered in class. Homework assignments are graded based on completion and effort and not on correctness. 

I request that you submit assignments in Canvas as a pdf whenever possible. If you do not have access to a scanner, I recommend downloading and using the free Adobe Scan app ( on your phone. It will allow you to easily convert your work to a pdf for uploading and submitting in Canvas.

Types of Assessments

 Your final grade will be based on a variety of assignments including homework, quizzes (taken in Canvas), and welded projects. The final exam is cumulative.

Textbook Information

Required textbook: MODERN WELDING, Althouse. 12th Edition

Textbook/access code bundle (REQUIRED)

ISBN 9781645640165

Other Relevant Course Information

You will need a reliable internet connection, your college email address, and basic computer skills including familiarity with basic Windows formats, opening and closing files, sizing windows, starting programs, sending emails, attaching documents, and basic file management skills.

Students are required to supply their own personal protection equipment along with an assortment of hardgoods and tools. A comprehensive list of required items will be available in Canvas on the first day of class.  

If you have any questions about this course or the Welding Technology Program in general, I am here and happy to answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to meeting you!

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 08/18/2021 Sub#: 537