Catalog 2019-20

Welding

Associate Degrees

A.S. in General Agriculture

Agriculture is a vital component of our local, state, and national economies and offers many exciting employment opportunities. In addition to the production of a wide range of valuable agricultural commodities, the Sacramento region is home to numerous multi-national agricultural corporations and statewide governmental agencies. It is also a center for international agricultural trade and commerce. This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to UC or CSU majoring in Agriculture while also allowing the student to select courses that fit his/her individual needs and desires.

As a General Agriculture major, you will:

  • Study a general agriculture curriculum representing all of the departments of the Cosumnes River College agriculture program including: agriculture business, horticulture, welding, veterinary technology and plant science.
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills.
  • Identify the agricultural career you are most interested in and build a course of study to better qualify you for a profession.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the only community college agriculture program in the Sacramento region, the CRC General Agriculture program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture, receive a General Agriculture Associate of Science degree, or transfer to CSU or UC.
  • The faculty in this program works closely with the five California agricultural degree offering universities to provide a quality transfer program for students interested in agriculture business, management and economics.
  • The Sacramento region is fortunate to have some of the best high school agriculture programs in California. The faculty in the CRC Ag program works closely with these feeder schools to articulate coursework and facilitate the successful transition of agriculture students from high school to the university.
  • Internships in agriculture are available for students interested in work experience opportunities.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications 31
AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting 3
AGB 321 Agriculture Economics 3
AMT 306 Small Engine Repair 3
HORT 300 Introduction to Horticulture 3
PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition  (3) 3
  or HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition  (3)
ANSC 300 Introduction to Animal Science 3
PLTS 300 Introduction to Plant Science 3
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) 1 -42
Subtotal Units: 28 - 31
Agriculture Business
AGB 300 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3
AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3
AGB 331 Agriculture Marketing 3
Agriculture Business Units: 9
Total Units: 37 - 40
Horticulture
HORT 305 Plant Identification-Fall Selections 3
HORT 312 Plant Propagation 3
Horticulture Units: 6
Total Units: 34 - 37
Landscape
HORT 320 Sustainable Landscape Construction 3
HORT 324 Sustainable Landscape Maintenance 3
Landscape Units: 6
Total Units: 34 - 37
Welding
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Welding Units: 4
Total Units: 32 - 35

1This major requires that you complete all courses in the required program plus one area of concentration.

2A minimum of two units required.

Career Information

Management; Supervision; Finance; Insurance; Government; Marketing; Distribution; International Trade; Sales and Service Nursery Management and Operations; Park Maintenance; Landscape Design, Teaching, Communication; Contracting & Maintenance; Fertilizer & Insecticide Application; Research; Retail/Wholesale; Estimator; Consultant; Government Agency employee; Welding Technician; Inspection; Welding Engineering; Sculpting; Home/Handicraft & Hobby; Construction; Trucking & Automotive

Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which CRC’s program is a good base for transfer.

A.S. in Welding Technology

The Welding Program at Cosumnes River College specializes in welding training to meet current needs for the Welding Industry. In addition to learning technical welding skills of Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and Flux Core Arc Welding processes, students will be introduced to safety standards, common metal working machinery and welding practices common with the welding industry.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
A minimum of 8 units from the following: 8
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures  (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures  (4)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe  (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal  (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys  (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel  (3)
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding  (1 - 4)
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills  (3)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training  (4)
Total Units: 25

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate welding skills to meet or exceed Industry Standards. PSLO #1

Understand and implement Welding Procedures and Welding Specifications to meet or exceed the Welding Code Standards. PSLO #2

Understand and implement Cal-OSHA and FED-OSHA Safety Regulations and Procedures that pertain to the Welding Industry. PSLO #3

Apply academic skills in reading, mathematics, chemistry, physics, business, communication, engineering design and concepts to welding fabrication. PSLO #4

Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed. PSLO #5

Career Information

Production Shop Welder Production Field Welder Welding Fabricator Welding Safety Trainer Welding Inspector Welding Quality Control Supervisor Welding Supervisor Welding Teacher (High-School) Welding Instructor (Trade or College) Welding Sales Welding Safety Owner or Operator of a welding business Manager of a welding business

Certificates of Achievement

Welding Code Certificate

The Welding Code Certificate specializes in the American Welding Society Structural Steel Welding Code (D1.1) and Seismic Welding Code (D1.8). Students have the option to select one of the three courses; Flux Core Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Pipe Welding procedures as a focus course to prepare to take the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) exam at an AWS testing site. Students may take all of the focus courses to assist with preparing for the CWI exam, but only one of the optional courses is needed to earn the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures  (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures  (4)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training 4
Total Units: 8

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

PSLO 2: Identify and recall American Welding Society Structural Steel regulations pertaining to construction and or fabrication of weldments.

Career Information

Job advancement in the welding industry as a welder, quality control inspector or welding supervisor. Certified Welding Inspector Certified Welding Supervisor Certified Welding Educator

Welding Fabricator Certificate

The Welding Fabricator Certificate specializes in up to date welding code and safety regulations, modern power sources and techniques, fabrication procedures with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process and the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process. Students will have the opportunity to meet or exceed industry standards in-order to become employed in the welding industry.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills 3
A minimum of 7.5 units from the following: 7.5
WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process  (1.5)
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe  (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal  (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys  (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel  (3)
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry  (1.5)
Total Units: 10.5

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO #1: Fabrication and Certification: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons.

Be able to properly and accurate measure a welding bead with a fillet weld gage.

Be able to properly measure the height of a welding bead with a "V Wac" gage or "Bridge Cam" gage.

PSLO #2: Professionalism: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.

Be able to be a team player who shows up to work on time.

Career Information

Job advancement and or employment in the welding industry.

Welding Technology Certificate

The CRC welding program is designed for students interested in seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs.

Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding talents.

Welding encompasses study in Electrical, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Physics, Design, and Mechanical Engineering.

This welding certificate can be used in conjunction with other technology areas such as:

  • Automotive Mechanics Technology
  • Building Inspection Technology
  • Construction Management Technology

Highlights include:

  • Classes for beginning and advanced welders
  • Welder Operator Qualification Records
  • Hands-on experience and opportunities for participation in student projects

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
WELD 100 Introduction to Welding 3
A minimum of 13 units from the following: 13
WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process  (1.5)
WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry  (1.5)
WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (4)
WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures  (4)
WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures  (4)
WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe  (3)
WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal  (3)
WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys  (3)
WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel  (3)
WELD 295 Independent Studies in Welding  (1 - 3)
WELD 151 Welding Industry Training  (4)
WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills  (3)
WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding  (1 - 4)
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

PSLO #2: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.

PSLO #3: Interpret safety codes and regulations that pertain to the welding industry.

PSLO #4: Use proper hand, measuring and layout tools to fabricate welding projects or certification coupons.

PSLO #5: Demonstrate work attributes that contribute to personal success and contribute to the goals of the company or organization for which one is employed.

Career Information

Welding Technician; Sales; Inspection; Supervision & Management; Welding Engineering; Welding Teacher; Welding Safety Trainer; Sculpting; Home/Handicraft & Hobby; Construction; Trucking & Automotive

Welding (WELD) Courses

WELD 100 Introduction to Welding

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This is 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

WELD 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

The WELD 110 advanced welding course specializes in vertical up and overhead welding procedures with the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will be introduced to current welding code regulations for structural steel, bridge and seismic applications with the SMAW process. Students will learn welding parameters, distortion, pre-heat and post-heat procedures, acceptable code procedures and practices. Laboratory assignments will prepare students to be successful in the WELD 151 Industry Training course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills that meet industry certified welder standards.

WELD 111 Basic Pipe Welding Procedures

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better; The student needs safety training on gas cutting equipment and electric arc welding machinery to be eligible for the WELD 111 course.

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 and Welding Inspection procedures. Laboratory assignments will allow students to focus on pipe to pipe fit-up and welding bead quality to meet or exceed industry standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards (Program Learning Outcome #1).

WELD 113 Basic Flux Core Welding Procedures

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

The flux core arc welding process course provides training to develop semi-automatic welding skills on carbon steel plate to structural welding code standards. Topics include safety training, welding inspection and testing procedures with various size diameter flux cored electrodes, with and without external shielding gas, in all positions on fillet and groove welds. The laboratory assignments will prepare the student for the WELD 151 Industrial Training course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills that meet industry standards.

WELD 125 Introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 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 safety and welding standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 126 Gas Metal Arc Welding of Plate & Pipe

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Gas Metal Arc Welding process of Plate and Pipe focuses on safety, hand and power tools, machinery, welding parameters, welding code and power supplies. The laboratory assignments will allow students to focus on proper preparation methods and welding techniques to perform correct pipe to pipe connections to meet or exceed industry standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 127 Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of Sheet Metal

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of sheet metal is a welding course that specializes in the safety, shop hand and power tools, machinery, power supplies, welding codes and welding techniques of the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Laboratory assignments will be completed on medium carbon steel, aluminum alloy or stainless steel sheet-metal to meet industry standards. AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 128 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloy focuses on welding safety, shop tools and machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters. Laboratory assignments will be completed with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process with modern inverter power supplies on Aluminum Alloy material to prepare students for employment in the welding industry.AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1)

WELD 129 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Stainless Steel

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 100 or 160 with a grade of "C" or better

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of stainless steel focuses on welding safety, shop tools and machinery, welding codes, welding inspection, power supplies, welding technique and welding parameters. Laboratory assignments will be completed with the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process with modern inverter power supplies on stainless steel material. AWS, ASME and API Qualifications may be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards. (PSLO #1, Welding Skills)

WELD 145 Basic Welding Shop Fabrication Skills

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Basic Welding Shop Fabrication (WELD 145) The basic course provides the student the opportunity to design projects with pencil and paper sketches or computer assisted drawing prints with inch or metric measurement standards. The sketches or blueprints will include proper welding symbols, weld bead size and welding parameters common to industry standards. Each project is specifically selected by the student and professor based on skill level, available funds, student skills and applicable welding processes.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Apply integrated knowledge with incremental skill improvement resulting in functional application of welding techniques.

WELD 151 Welding Industry Training

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: WELD 110, 111, 113, 126, 127, 128, or 129 with a grade of "C" or better

The WELD 151 Welding Industry Training course is an advanced welding course that prepares students for immediate employment in the welding industry. Students will focus on specific welder qualification procedures to meet industry standards. Students will be able to practice on an industry standard welder qualification procedure in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding process (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding process (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW) during the laboratory portion of the course. The purpose of the WELD 151 course is to prepare the student for a pre-employment qualification welding test that is specific to an industry standard at the desired location of employment. AWS, ASME and API qualifications will be issued by the employer, not the college welding program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry welding standards.

WELD 160 Welding Technology for the Automotive Industry

Units: 1.5

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate the welding skills sufficient to meet industry standards.

WELD 294 Topics in Welding

Units: 0.5 - 5

Hours: 5 - 54 hours LEC; 12 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate welding skills sufficient to meet industry certified welder standards.

WELD 295 Independent Studies in Welding

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

WELD 298 Work Experience in Welding

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Welding.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

The CRC welding program is designed for students interested in seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs. Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience. Welding encompasses study in electrical, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, design, and mechanical engineering.

Full-time Faculty

Jason Roberts.
Jason Roberts
Office: NTB 102
Phone: (916) 691-7386
E-mail: robertj@crc.losrios.edu