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Discipline: Certificate: Gas, Tungsten Arc, Welding - 24380
Course Name Course Number
Basic Electric Arc Welding WELD 51 (VOC)
  • Use and interpret reference charts to select filler material. (SLO\/MO)
  • Demonstrate daily maintenance of a safe work place environment. (MO)
  • Each student will demonstrate knowledge of which process is most commonly used for different aspects of the welding and what advantage it will provide to that aspect of the industry
  • Use a vocabulary of terms and conditions related to the welding trades. (MO)
  • Utilize different types of power sources used for welding in shield metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc and flux cored arc welding processes. (MO)
  • Demonstrate and describe how to set electric arc welding machines using gas metal arc, shield metal arc, gas tungsten arc and the flux cored arc welding processes. (MO)
  • Calculate times required to complete quality welding used with the electric arc welding processes. (MO)
  • Apply safety principles in arc welding procedures. (MO)
  • Explain and demonstrate safe and efficient operation of welding equipment. (SLO\/MO
Beginning Arc Welding WELD 70A (VOC)
  • Select different types of filler materials with the SMAW, FCAW and GMAW processes on plate steel. (MO)
  • Differentiate between welding processes and where industry applies them in the workforce. (MO)
  • Students will solve problems as related to cutting materials prior to welding.
  • Students will demonstrate safe usage of welding equipment
  • Solve problems as related to cutting, preparing and fitting up materials prior to welding. (SLO\/MO)
Certification for Welders WELD 70C (VOC)
  • Students will evaluate finished welds for defects by visual and bend inspections. \n
  • 75% of students will pass the L.A. City Department of Building and Safety written exam for Structural Steel Welder certification with a score of 70% or better.
  • Read and interpret welding and building codes in the area of light gauge and heavy material of the construction industry. (MO)
  • Identify modern welding practices. (MO)
  • Demonstrate proper and safe usage of welding equipment and practices by written and practical tests. (MO)
Construction Fabrication and Construction Welding WELD 80 (VOC)
  • Apply welding skills in required practical projects. (MO)
  • Demonstrate proper and safe usage of welding equipment. (MO)
  • Accurately measure to one sixteenth of an inch. (MO)
  • Differentiate the theoretical knowledge necessary to run various electrodes and filler metals using the welding processes presented in the class. (MO)
  • Identify materials used in construction and fabrication industry and select the correct filler metals for welding and joining. (MO
  • Apply principles of identifying base metals and carbon contents of materials used in welding. (MO)
  • Anticipate and solve problems in project fabrication. (MO)
  • Student will be able to select the correct welding applications and processes. (SLO)
  • Students will be able to apply the principles of layout and blueprint reading. (SLO)
  • Students will demonstrate welding skills to industry standards. (SLO)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding WELD 90A (VOC)
  • Recognize differences between welding processes and their industry applications. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge necessary to run different types of filler materials with the GTAW processes on different types of metals. (MO)
Intermediate Arc Welding WELD 70B (VOC)
  • Interpret charts as a reference to select filler materials for welding. (MO)
  • Students will demonstrate safe operation of welding equipment.
  • Explain safe and efficient operation of welding equipment. (SLO\/MO)
  • Use vocabulary of terms and conditions related to the welding trades. (MO)
Introduction to Welding WELD 40
  • Define terms and conditions related to the welding industry. (MO)
  • Identify the cost effectiveness of each welding process. (MO)
  • Recognize and illustrate basic metallurgy related to the welding trades. (MO)
  • Incorporate safety practices into all welding activities. (MO)
  • Recognize and describe common welding processes used in bonding metals. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the use of Oxy-acetylene welding (OAW),Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding(GMAW),Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW),Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC),Carbon Arc Cutting(CAC) principles to join and cut metals. (MO)
  • Discuss the different base metal compositions used to make metallurgical bonds. (MO)
  • Completers will be able to successfully identify and differentiate between various welding processes presented in the class. (SLO)
  • Completers will be able to successfully identify and differentiate between various welding processes presented in the class.
Oxyacetylene Welding WELD 50
  • Each student use proper names of equipment and supplies used in oxyfuel welding
  • Demonstrate skill in oxyacetylene welding. (MO)
  • Demonstrate appropriate maintenance of welding equipment in the work place. (MO)
  • Explain and demonstrate safe and efficient operation of welding equipment. (MO)
  • Calculate the time required to complete quality welding used with the oxyacetylene process. (MO)
Pipe and Tube Welding WELD 81 (VOC)
  • Solve problems as related to preparing, layout and fitting up materials prior to welding. (SLO\/MO)
  • Identify materials used in pipe and tubing industry and select the correct filler materials for joining. (MO)
  • Differentiate the positions necessary to run various electrodes and filler metals using welding processes on pipes and\/or tubing. (MO)
  • Demonstrate proper and safe usage of welding equipment and practices. (MO)
  • Students will be able to apply pipe welding skills in required practical projects.
Print Reading and Computations for Welders WELD 60 (VOC)
  • Identify and define print notes and specifications. (MO)
  • Interpret detail and assembly prints. (MO)
  • Create objects from print drawings. (MO)
  • Illustrate revolved sections of objects. (MO
  • Students will be able to calculate with fractions, decimals, and converting between metric and standard units of measure.
  • Students will be able to identify print views, lines and dimensioning methods
  • Assess bills of materials, weights and lengths of materials. (MO)
  • Calculate with fractions, decimals, and metrics by converting and manipulating. (SLO\/MO
  • Recognize and identify structural and pipe shapes and sizes. (MO)
  • Demonstrate concepts of views by sketching objects. (MO)
Welding Metallurgy WELD 53A (VOC)
  • Utilize metallurgy tools and equipment as a means of determining weld soundness. (SLO\/MO)
  • Identify crystal structure of metals and their changes in heat treatment processes. (MO)
  • Describe nature of metals and the relationship between their structural and mechanical properties. (MO)
  • Students will run hardness tests and other assessments means to understand how grain structure relates to strength and ductility of metals.
  • Recognize effects of alloying materials in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast the cause of deformation on welded metals. (MO)
  • Examine the purpose of pre- and post-heat treatments on welded metals. (MO)
  • Describe effects of alloying metals in relationship to a welding procedure. (MO)