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Picture of student weldingChabot College offers students a unique educational opportunity. The College strongly believes that all individuals must be given an equal opportunity to reach their highest potential in preparing themselves to face a rapidly changing world. Our institution is dedicated to serving the community by providing an excellent learning-teaching environment, which will enable you to achieve your educational and professional goals. Among many resources and programs that our college offers, this web page enables you to take a good look at the technical and career-vocational welding program.
Overall, the welding profession is less likely to be affected by the volatility of the economic cycle and the possibility of layoffs than other workers. A skilled welder is part electrician, metallurgist, chemist, designer, and mechanical engineer. Welders are respected for what they do and what they know. The first step in that direction is simply to take your first welding course. I hope you will seize the opportunity and enjoy the knowledge and training that will enable you to pursue a career as a welder.

Degree:
AS—Welding Technology
Certificate of Proficiency:Inspection and Pipe Welding
Welding

The program prepares students for employment in the welding
trade and intensive preparation for welder certification.
Student will be able to gas and arc weld in all positions as well
as use gas and arc cutting equipment. Upon completion of the
A.S. Degree in welding, the student will be employable in the
trades or will be able to transfer to a state university for study in an industrial-related degree program.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

FRESHMAN YEAR FALL SPRING

  • Welding Technology 63
    (Welding Layout and Fitting)
  • Welding Technology 64A
    (Beginning Arc, Flux-Core Welding and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 65A
    (Beginning TIG, MIG and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 64B
    (Advanced Arc, Flux-Core Welding, and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 65B
    (Advanced TIG, MIG, and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 67A
    (Welding Skills Laboratory)
  • Welding Technology 67B
    (Advanced Welding Skills Laboratory)

SOPHOMORE YEAR FALL SPRING

  • Welding Technology 69A*
    (Fabrication and Installing Piping Systems)
  • Welding Technology 66*
    (Welding Inspection and Testing)
  • Welding Technology 69B*
    (Advanced Pipe Welding)

GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS FOR A.S. DEGREE
For specific A.S. General Education courses refer to catalog section on A.S. Graduation Requirements.

  • General Education Courses (Areas A-E)
  • Welding Technology GE Requirement
    Complete a minimum of 3 units Industrial Technology 74** (Measurements and Calculations)
    Total minimum units required

* Offered alternating years.
** Satisfies mathematics requirement for graduation.
The above listing is a suggested sequence only Some courses may have prerequisites. Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.


WELDING
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

This program is recommended for students preparing for entry-level welding position.
CORE COURSES FALL SPRING

  • Industrial Technology 74*
    (Measurements and Calculations)
  • Welding Technology 63
    (Welding Layout and Fitting)
  • Welding Technology 64A
    (Beginning Arc, Flux-Core Welding and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 65A
    (Beginning TIG, MIG, and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 67A
    (Welding Skills Laboratory)
  • Welding Technology 70
    (Introduction to Welding)

*Satisfies mathematics requirement for graduation
The above list is a suggested sequence only. Some courses may have prerequisites.
Students may take courses in any sequence except where
prerequisite applies.


INSPECTION AND PIPE WELDING
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Certificate Program Eligible for Financial Aid: Inspection and Pipe Welding

CORE COURSES FALL SPRING

  • Welding Technology 64B
    (Advanced Arc, Flux-Core Welding and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 65B
    (Advanced TIG, MIG and Blueprint Reading)
  • Welding Technology 66
    (Welding Inspection and Testing)
  • Welding Technology 67B
    (Advanced Welding Skills Laboratory)
  • Welding Technology 69A
    (Fabrication and Installing Piping Systems)
  • Welding Technology 69B
    (Advanced Pipe Welding)

The above list is a suggested sequence only. Some courses may have prerequisites. Students may take courses in any sequence except where
prerequisite applies.

The Welding Certificate of Proficiency and the Inspection and Pipe Welding Certificate of Proficiency, combined, satisfy welding major requirements for the Associate in Science Degree.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

63 Welding Layout and Fitting (2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theoretical and practical application of welding blueprints on welded assemblies and subassemblies. Welding power source classification and process identification, welding joint discontinuities, defects and distortion, AWS codes, standards and recommended procedures, use of jigs, fixtures,
holding devices, and welding sequences techniques to control welding distortion, methods of straightening and restoring the dimensions of finished products. Laboratory includes Arc, MIG, TIG, and Flux-core welding, plasma and fuel cutting.

  • Strongly recommended: Industrial Technology 74. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer: CSU.

64a Beginning Arc, flux-core welding, and blueprint reading (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theory and practical application of: Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), plasma, carbon arc and flame cutting, American Welding Society (AWS) nomenclature and codes, welding metallurgical transformations, welding discontinuities and defects, welding electrodes and wire selection, hazardous materials
regulation, general shop equipment usage, shop safety, and blueprint reading (as applied in manufacturing industry).

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 70. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer: CSU.

64b Advanced arc, flux-core welding and blueprint reading (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Advance theory and practical application of: Arc Welding Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), plasma, carbon arc and flame cutting, American Welding Society (AWS) nomenclature and codes, welding metallurgical transformations, welding discontinuities
and defects, welding electrodes and wire selection,
hazardous materials regulation, general shop equipment usage, shop safety, and blueprint reading (as applied in manufacturing industry).

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 64A or 70. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer: CSU.

65a Beginning tig, mig, and blueprint reading (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theory and practical application of fuel and inert gas welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys, oxyacetylene brazing, flame and plasma cutting, GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), skill development, AWS (American Welding Society) codes and standards, supplies selection, introduction to blueprint reading, proper and safe use of welding equipment and hazardous material regulations.

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 70. 1 hour
    lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer: CSU.

65b Advanced tig, mig and blueprint reading (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Advance theory and GTAW and GMAW skill development of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys in the vertical and overhead positions according to AWS codes and standards, advanced blueprint reading and fitting, oxyacetylene brazing, flame and plasma cutting, electrodes and
wire selection, advance blueprint reading and practical interpretation of welding symbols, proper and safe use of shop and welding equipment, hazardous material regulations.

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology
    65A and 70. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer:
    CSU.

66 Welding inspection and testing (2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theory and practical application of inspection tests using destructive and non-destructive methods, AWS (American Welding Society) welding codes specification, analysis of joint configuration, wire and electrodes selections, tensile strength, bend and hardness testing, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, and metallographic inspection.

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 65B or Industrial Technology 74. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
  • Transfer: CSU.

67a welding skills laboratory (2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Development and improvement of practical welding skills using SMAW, FCAW, MIG, GMAW, and GTAW.

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 64A. 6 hours laboratory.

67b advanced welding skills laboratory (2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Advanced development and improvement of practical welding skills using SMAW, FCAW, MIG GMAW and GTAW.

  • Strongly recommended: Welding Technology 64B and Welding Technology 65B or equivalent. 6 hours laboratory.

68 certification preparation (1∕2–2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Welding processes preparation for certification exams including the theory. Theory of American Welding Society D1.1, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX, American Petroleum Institute 1104. Includes laboratory practice in skills needed to take these exams.

  • Prerequisite: Welding experience. 11∕2 to 6 hours laboratory.

69a fabrication and installing piping systems (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theory and practical application of: pipe joint preparation and design, API (American Petroleum Institute) and AWS (American Welding Society) welding codes specification for pipe and pipe fittings, analysis of joint configuration, plasma and flame cutting of pipes, wire and electrodes selections, beginning of pipe welding blue print and welding symbols, SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW of pipe joints, non-destructive and destructive
test and qualitative concepts of evaluation.

  • Prerequisite: Welding Technology 64B, Welding Technology 65B or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.

69b advanced pipe welding (3 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Theory and practical application of pipe joint preparation and design; API (American Petroleum Institute) and AWS (American Welding Society) welding codes specifications for pipe and pipe fittings; geometric curve design for branched join of piping systems; wire and electrodes selections; advanced welding blue print and pipe welding symbols; SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW of pipe joints; metallurgical transformation of weld Heat Affected Area (HAA); welding discontinuities and defects; destructive and non-destructive testing; and methods of inspection and testing.

Prerequisite: Welding Technology 69A or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.

70 introduction to welding (2 units)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Welding industry fundamentals including introduction to SMAW,
GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, oxyacetylene and braze welding, plasma and fuelgas cutting, general shop equipment usage, welding electricity fundamentals, shop safety, welding consumables identification, hazardous materials regulation, introduction to blueprint reading as applied in manufacturing industry. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

  • Transfer: CSU.

71 welding for artists (1 unit)
(May be repeated 3 times)

Provides fundamental welding and typical shop instruction and skills that artistically inclined individuals need to learn in order to be effective in the artistic creation process. Provides instruction on types of metals (aluminum, iron, steel, cast iron, bronze, stainless steel, etc.), mechanical fastenings,
cutting and permanent joining together of metals and alloys
through welding processes such as SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, oxyacetylene and braze welding, plasma and fuel gas cutting. Includes general shop equipment usage, welding electricity fundamentals, shop safety, welding consumable identification, hazardous materials regulation. 1 hour lecture,
3 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU; CSU/GE: C1.

 

 

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