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WELD 100
Introduction to Welding
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Minors are required to have a parent or guardian permission before registering for any welding course. Please complete the proper forms during the registration process. A maximum class capacity is twenty five students due to the constraints of the welding laboratory.
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
An introductory course that covers the safety procedures of operating an electric arc welding machine, oxygen-acetylene cutting torch, oxygen-propane cutting and heating torch, plasma arc cutting, flux core arc welding, gas metal arc welding and the gas tungsten arc welding process. The course also includes the scientific theory of welding and cutting, modern power sources, welding symbols, proper joint design, the proper welding procedures and techniques for all types of welding and cutting processes.
WELD 110
Advanced SMAW and Semi-Automatic Process
4 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
The WELD 110 advanced welding course specializes in vertical up and overhead welding procedures with the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and the flux core arc welding process (FCAW). Students will be introduced to current welding code regulations for structural steel, bridge and seismic applications with the SMAW and FCAW process. Students will learn welding procedures, preparation procedures for welding coupons and welder qualification protocol in the WELD 120 certification course.
WELD 111
Basic Pipe Welding Procedures
4 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better; The WELD 111 student needs safety training on gas cutting equipment and electric arc welding machinery to be eligible for the WELD 111 course.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Basic Pipe Welding Procedures covers personal safety, hand and power tool safety, machinery safety and operational procedures for preparing metal for welding. The student will be introduced to the proper procedures of beveling pipe with a cutting torch and grinder, welding in the 5G and 6G positions with the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW or the GTAW process. The course will also include Metallurgy, Materials, Fabrication, Welding Codes, Industry Standards, Welding Procedures, Welding Inspection and Welder Qualification and Testing Procedures.
WELD 120
Welding Inspection and Certification
5 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 110 or 111 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.; In order to enroll in WELD 120, the student must have several years of work experience performing welding and cutting operations if the student has not completed WELD 100 and WELD 110 or WELD 111 with a C or better grade.
Hours: 72 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
The WELD 120 is an advanced welding course that allows students to perform welder qualification procedure examinations to meet or exceed industry standards. Students will be able to perform welder qualification procedures in the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding processes (GTAW) to an industry code.
WELD 125
Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
The Gas Metal Arc Welding course is an introductory welding course designed for the career or non-career welding student who requires the proper safety training and welding procedures to perform the GMAW process to meet industry standards.
WELD 126
Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe
3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Gas Metal Arc Welding process of Plate and Pipe focuses on safety, shop machinery, welding parameters, welding code, power supplies and welding techniques to perform quality welds to meet or exceed industry standards.
WELD 127
Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of sheet metal is a welding course that specializes in the safety, shop machinery, power supply, welding codes and welding techniques of the Gas Metal Arc Welding process on medium carbon and stainless steel sheet-metal for the purpose of achieving welder operator qualifcation records in fillet and groove welds.
WELD 128
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys
3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys focuses on safety, shop machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters.
WELD 129
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel
3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of stainless steel focuses on the safety, shop machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters.
WELD 160
Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry
1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Minors are required to have a parent or guardian approval before registering for any welding course. Please complete all necessary forms during the registration process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This is an introductory level course that addresses safety and the proper procedures pertaining to the following equipment: Oxygen Acetylene and Oxygen Propane Cutting and Heating equipment, Electric Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Cutting equipment, Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment. The course focuses on welding technology for the purpose of modification and/or repair of automotive related components.
WELD 290
Advanced Student Projects
2 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Any student who registers for a welding class who is a minor (under the age of eighteen years old) must have a parent or guardian approval by signing the proper documents during the registration process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
WELD 290 provides the student the opportunity to design and construct metal projects. The fabricated project is specifically selected for the student by the professor and the student's skill level. The student will be required to draft blueprints, draw weld symbols and calculate material costs.
WELD 294
Topics in Welding
.5-5 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 100 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 108 hours LAB
WELD 294 is a course developed in cooperation with the industry to meet specialized training needs of the Sacramento area or specifically high demand welding processes for the welding industry.
WELD 295
Independent Studies in Welding
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
WELD 298
Work Experience in Welding
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Welding.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
WELD 299
Experimental Offering in Welding
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB