Welding Courses

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WELD 63 - Welding Layout & Fitting    ( 2.00 - Units )
Theoretical and practical applications of welding blueprints on welded assemblies and subassemblies. Welding power source identification and classification, welding processes identification and selection, assessment of welding joint discontinuities and defects identified by the AWS standards and codes, techniques of stress and distortion control such as proper use of jigs, fixtures and holding devices, the use of welding sequences techniques to control welding distortion and the implementation of the correct methods of straightening and dimension restoration of finished products. Laboratory includes the use of the following welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW and plasma and fuel cutting practice.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify/explain welding discontinuities/defects and explain metallurgical discontinuities.
  2. Identify and demonstrate the proper use of welding jigs and fixtures

WELD 64A - Beginning Arc, Flux-Core Welding and Blueprint Reading    ( 3.00 - Units )
Theory and practical application of: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 1G, 2G, 1F, and 2F positions, plasma, carbon arc and flame cutting, American Welding Society (AWS) nomenclature and codes, welding metalurgical transformations, welding discontinuities and defects, welding electrodes and wire selection, OSHA hazardous materials regulation, general shop equipment usage and maintenance, shop safety, and blueprint reading (as applied in manufacturing industry). May not receive credit if APPM 9778 has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify flux-core welding equipment and describe their applications.
  2. Identify hazardous material and apply OSHA safety regulation norms in the shop environment.
  3. Identify the power supply for the SMAW and FCAW welding processes.
  4. Identify flux-core welding equipment and describe their applications

WELD 64B - Advanced Arc, Flux-Core Welding and Blueprint Reading    ( 3.00 - Units )
Advanced theory and practical application of: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 3G, 4G, 3F, and 4F positions, plasma, carbon arc and flame cutting, American Welding Society (AWS) nomenclature and codes, welding metalurgical 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).

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Ability to read, interpret and apply blueprint reading and symbols in theory and application.
  2. Perform vertical up position welds on a 1/2 inch plate, in compliance with AWS codes for the FCAW processes
  3. Perform vertical up position welds on a 1/2 inch plate, in compliance with AWS codes for the FCAW processes.
  4. Understand the weld-ability of specific metals and their alloys.

WELD 65A - Beginning TIG, MIG, and Blueprint Reading    ( 3.00 - Units )
Theory and practical application of GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG) and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG) using ferrous and non-ferrous metals, AWS (American Welding Society) codes and standards, welding symbols, introductory blueprint reading, proper and safe use of welding equipment and hazardous material regulations. May not receive credit if APPM 9776 has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Correctly identify and properly use electrodes, flux-core wires and welding consumables.
  2. Identify and explain the factors determining the size of the welding Heat Affected Area when performed with the GMAW process.
  3. Produce sound welding performance tests using GMAW and GTAW processes in both flat and horizontal positions according to AWS codes.

WELD 65B - Advanced TIG, MIG, and Blueprint Reading    ( 3.00 - Units )
Advanced theory and skill development of GTAW and GMAW processes with applications including ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys in the both 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, advanced blueprint reading and practical interpretation of welding symbols, proper and safe use of shop and welding equipment, hazardous material regulations.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Perform a 3G weld of steel and/or stainless steel or aluminum, in compliance with A.W.S. codes
  2. Perform math calculation from blue prints and welding symbol dimensions.
  3. Perform sound welds using GTAW and GMAW processes in both vertical and overhead positions according to AWS codes.

WELD 66 - Welding Inspection and Testing    ( 2.00 - Units )
Theory and practical application of inspection testing using destructive and non-destructive methods (dye penetration method, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, and metallographic inspection), AWS (American Welding Society) welding codes and specification, analysis of joint configuration, wire and electrodes selections, tensile strength, bend and hardness testing. May not receive credit if APPM 9777 has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and explain current D.T. systems, stating their limitations and their optimum applications
  2. Identify and explain current destructive testing systems, stating their limitations and their optimum applications.
  3. Identify and explain current nondestructive testing systems, stating their limitations and their optimum applications.

WELD 67A - Welding Skills Laboratory    ( 2.00 - Units )
Development and improvement of practical welding skills using SMAW, FCAW, MIG, GMAW, and GTAW processes. Preparation for welding solidification in 1G, 2G 1F and 2F positions.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify common metals, metal alloys and their properties.  
  2. Prepare and complete 1 inch plate welds in 2G position using SMAW process
  3. Prepare and complete 1 inch plate welds in 2G position using the SMAW process.

WELD 67B - Advanced Welding Skills Laboratory    ( 2.00 - Units )
Advanced development and improvement of practical welding skills using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux-Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding in the 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 1F, 2F, 3F and 4F positions.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Prepare and complete 1 inch plate welds in 4G overhead position using the SMAW process.
  2. Prepare and complete 1 inch plate welds in 4G positions using the SMAW process
  3. Prepare and complete 1/2 inch plate welds in 3G vertical-up position using the GTAW process.

WELD 68 - Certification Preparation    ( 0.50 - Units )
Welding process preparation for certification exams including the 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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Perform AWS Welding Performance Qualification Test of specific welding process and position determined by the instructor.
  2. Prepare and complete a certification welding test in vertical-up position (3G) using FCAW with AWS required standards.
  3. Prepare and complete a certification welding tests in vertical position (3G) using FCAW to AWS required standards.

WELD 69A - Fabrication and Installing Piping Systems    ( 3.00 - Units )
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, pipe welding blue print and welding symbols, SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW of pipe joints, non-destructive and destructive test and qualitative concepts of evaluation.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and apply blueprints and welding symbols.
  2. Identify and understand the API and AWS codes specification.
  3. Perform manually and automatic pipe joint cuts using plasma, oxy-fuel and gouging equipment within manufacturing standards and specifications.

WELD 69B - Advanced Pipe Welding    ( 3.00 - Units )
Advanced theory and practical applications 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 joint 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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Perform manually and automatic pipe joint cuts using plasma, oxy-fuel and gouging equipment within manufacturing standards and specifications.
  2. Perform sound pipe welding V groove open-root welds in 6G position.
  3. Understand and explain the metallurgical transformation in the weld and welding heated area.
  4. Understand and explain the metallurgical transformation in the weld and welding heated area.

WELD 70 - Introduction to Welding    ( 2.00 - Units )
Welding industry fundamentals including introduction to SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW processes, oxyacetylene and braze welding, plasma and fuel gas cutting, general shop equipment usage, welding electricity fundamentals, shop safety, identification of welding consumables, hazardous materials regulation, introduction to blueprint reading as applied in manufacturing industry. May not receive credit if APPM 9775 has been completed successfully.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and CV welding power supplies by describing their applications
  2. Identify CC and CV welding power supplies by describing their applications.
  3. Properly maintain shop and welding equipment.

WELD 71 - Welding for Artists    ( 2.00 - Units )
Welding essentials and conventional shop instruction and skills that artistically disposed individuals need to attain in order to proficiently perform 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, general shop equipment usage, welding electricity fundamentals, shop safety, welding consumable identification, and hazardous materials regulation.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Design and produce a minimum of two art projects from drawings and sketches.
  2. Properly identify welding power sources and describe their applications
  3. Properly identify welding power sources and describe their applications.