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Advanced Welding

Welding Technologies

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WELDING TECHNOLOGIES-Clear Lake Campus
Certificate of Achievement


Required Courses
Units
WELD 30 Gas Welding 2
WELD 31 Arc Welding 2
WELD 83 GMAW/GTAW Production Welding 4
WELD 85 Structural Design and Fabrication 4
Total units required 12

Required Items:
Gauntlet Welding Gloves
Wire brush
Slag hammer
Arc helmet (auto adjust recommended)
Gas welding shield or #5 goggles
Leather uppers
Vice-grip pliers
Levi pants
Cotton shirt (long sleeve)
Safety glasses
Boots
4 1/2" grinder
Tig gloves
Striker
Tote Bag (recommended)
Welding Skills textbook
Welding Skills workbook    

WELDING TECHNOLOGIES-Marysville Campus Only
Associate in Science


REQUIRED COURSES
Units
DRAFT 20 Specifications, Drawing/Print Reading 3
MFGT 20 Principles of Machine Shop 3
WELD 10 Introduction to Arc Welding 4
WELD 12 Intermediate Arc Welding 4
WELD 20 Introduction to MIG Welding 4
WELD 22 Intermediate MIG Welding 4
WELD 40 Introduction to TIG Welding 3
WELD 50 Flux Core Welding 3
METAL 85 Fabrication 3
Plus 3 units selected from the following courses:  
AUTO 22 Hydraulics 3
CWEE 45 Occupational Work Experience 3
MFGT 21 Intermediate Machine Shop 3
Total units required for degree major 34

ADVANCED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES- Marysville Campus Only
(Certificate of Achievement)
Required Courses                                                       Units
MFGT 20 Principles of Machine Shop......................................... 3
WELD 10 Introduction to Arc Welding........................................ 4
WELD 12 Intermediate Arc Welding............................................ 4
WELD 20 Introduction to MIG Welding....................................... 4
WELD 22 Intermediate MIG Welding........................................... 4
WELD 40 Introduction to TIG Welding........................................ 3
WELD 50 Flux Core Welding...................................................... 3
Total units required................................................................. 25
Courses
WELD 10—Introduction to Arc Welding (SMAW)(4 units) CSU
This course is to advance beginning arc welding skills with an emphasis on SMAW.  Power sources, electrode identification, weldability of metals, joint design, air arc, oxyacetylene cutting, and introduction to GTAW and GWAW are covered.  Activities include learning to weld stringer and weave bead, butt and fillet welds in the flat, horizontal vertical and overhead positions.  (L)
WELD 12—Intermediate Arc Welding (4 units) CSU
Advance arc welding skills with an emphasis on vertical and overhead welding.  Course activities prepare the student for weld certification and advanced arc welding classes.  Weld symbols, joint preparation, weld codes, AWS standards and weld alloys are covered in this class.  (L)
WELD 14R—Advanced ARC Welding (1 unit) CSU
Advanced course to prepare students to pass structural steel certification in vertical and overhead positions.  The SMAW (stick) process will be used.  The goal of this class is to pass the AWS D1.1 welding certificate test.  Strict adherence to the testing procedures will be followed.  Completion of the class does not guarantee AWS certification unless welding procedure qualification tests are passed.  NOTE:  Students must provide safety glasses and welding gloves, and those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  This cost will be explained at the first class meeting.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 10 or 12 with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor.  Grades are P/NP.
WELD 20—Introduction to MIG Welding (GMAW)(4 units) CSU
Emphasizes developing skills on light gauge steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.  Related instruction will include ferrous and nonferrous metal identification and their welding characteristics, MIG welding applications and variable, inert shielding gases and mixtures, trouble shooting MIG equipment and welds and spot welding.  (L)
WELD 22—Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding(4 units)CSU
An intermediate course with an emphasis on vertical and overhead welding.  Designed for the student interested in improving his/her beginning skills in order to prepare for entry into the work force as a GMAW (MIG) welder.   (L)
WELD 24R—Advanced GMAW (MIG) Welding(1 unit) CSU
Advanced laboratory course with a further emphasis on out-of-position GMAW (MIG) welding.  Designed to improve skills to prepare students for entry into the workforce as a GMAW (MIG) welder.  NOTE:  Students must provide safety glasses and welding gloves, and those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  This cost will be explained at the first class meeting.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 20 or 22 with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor.  Grades are P/NP.
WELD 30—Gas Welding(2 units) CSU
Advance beginning Gas welding skills with an emphasis on OAW.  Gases, cylinders, regulators, rod identification, weldability of metals, joint design, air arc, oxyacetylene cutting, and introduction to other processes are covered.  Activities include learning to weld stringer and weave bead, groove and fillet welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.  (L)
WELD 31—Arc Welding(2 units) CSU
Advance beginning arc welding skills with an emphasis on SMAW.  Power sources, electrode identification, weldability of metals, joint design, air arc, oxyacetylene cutting, and introduction to GTAW and GWAW are covered.  Activities include learning to weld stringer and weave bead, butt and fillet welds in the flat, horizontal vertical and overhead positions.  (L)
WELD 40—Introduction to TIG Welding  (GTAW)(3 units) CSU
GTAW (TIG) welding is an inert gas welding course which covers mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel; stresses welding applications on flat and pipe stock in all positions to develop welding skills.  Course content will include metal identification and welding symbols. (L)
WELD 42—Intermediate GTAW (TIG) Welding(3 units) CSU
An intermediate to advanced course with an emphasis on vertical and overhead welding.  This class is designed for the student who is interested in improving his/her beginning skills in order to prepare for entry into the job force as a TIG welder.
WELD 44R—Advanced GTAW (TIG) Welding(1 unit) CSU
Advanced laboratory course with a further emphasis on out-of-position GTAW (TIG) welding.  Designed to improve skills to prepare students for entry into the workforce as a GTAW (TIG) welder.  NOTE:  Students must provide safety glasses and welding gloves, and those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  This cost will be explained at the first class meeting.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 40 or 42 with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor.  Grades are P/NP.
WELD 50—Structural Steel and flux Corded Arc Welding(3 units)
Emphasizes developing skills on structural steel and FCAW practices.  Related instruction will include ferrous metal identification and welding characteristics, FCAW welding applications and variable, dual shield inert shielding gases and mixtures, troubleshoot FCAW equipment and welds completed in all positions.  Student must provide those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  The cost will be explained at the first class meeting. (L)
WELD 52—Intermediate Structural Steel and Flux Corded Arc Welding(3 units)
Emphasizes improving basic skills on structural steel and FCAW practices.  Related instruction will include ferrous metal identification and welding characteristics, FCAW welding applications and variable, dual shield inert shielding gases and mixtures, troubleshoot FCAW equipment and welds completed in all positions.  Focus on T-8 vertical and overhead and certification according to the AWS D1.1 code.  Student must provide those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  The cost will be explained at the first class meeting. (L)
WELD 54R—Advanced FCAW (Flux-Cored) Welding(1 unit)
Advanced laboratory course with a further emphasis on out-of-position FCAW (flux cored) welding.  Designed to improve skills to prepare students for entry into the workforce as a FCAW welder.  NOTE:  Students must provide safety classes and welding gloves, and those materials that are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting.  This cost will be explained at the first class meeting.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 40 or 42 with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor.  Grades are P/NP. (Repeatability:  May be taken three times only.)
WELD 62R—Pipe Welding Fundamentals(3 units)
Fundamental course in pipe welding with emphasis on open groove pipe joints using oxyacetylene, arc and inert gas welding processes in all positions.  NOTE:  Students must provide safety glasses, welding gloves, and suitable clothes before they are permitted to weld.  Welding is a skill that requires a great deal of hand-eye coordination.  Hours of practice are needed to master skills to advance to the next level or become skilled enough for employment.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 12 with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor. 
WELD 64R—Advanced Pipe Welding(3 units)
Advanced pipe welding course with an emphasis on ASME, AWS, and API certification.  Instruction includes code, pipe classification and identification.  Completion of the class does not guarantee certification unless welding procedure qualification tests are passed.  Pipe welding is a skill that requires a grade deal of hand-eye coordination.  Hours of practice are needed to master skills to advance and become skilled for employment.  Class may be taken two times since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice.  Students must provide those materials of continuing value for the course.  (L)  Prerequisite:  WELD 62R with a grade of "C" or better or permission from instructor. 
WELD 83—GMAW/GTAW Production Welding(4 units)
Introduction to TIG (GTAW) and MIG (GMAW) welding processes; heliarc, bare wire and fluxcore welding; plasma arc cutting; electronic operation; application of processes; exotic metal and alloy welding; use of track cutter.  (L)
WELD 85R—Structural Design and Fabrication(4 units)
Structural weld design and fabrication of weldments; operation of mechanized iron workers, tubular benders, and press brake operations; computer design, analysis, and product process planning.  Weld symbols, blueprint reading, couples with layout and production welding, and use of metal fabrication equipment will be emphasized.  (L) 
WELD 88R—Welding Technical Problems(2 units)
Individualized instruction of special topics; including weld testing and certification, industry standards, A.N.S., A.P.I., A.S.M.E., research, or special welding processes and projects. 
WELD 89R—Agricultural Welding(2 units)
Emphasizes the development of minimum skill standards in welding.  The SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), OFW (oxy-fuel welding) and OFC (oxy-fuel cutting) processes are covered.  The qualification and certification standards for entry-level welders as established by The American Welding Society will be covered.  Introduction to GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, plasma arc cutting and technologies in the welding industry.  (L)