Prepares students for entry-level positions in welding as an apprentice or shop helper. The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to develop foundational knowledge and skill in select welding and cutting processes.
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Evening program: Fall and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|WLD 105||Welding Theory I||5|
|WLD 110||Thermal Cutting & Gouging||3|
|WLD 112||Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing||4|
|WLD 116||Shielded Metal Arc Welding I||7|
Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding. Includes safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes.
Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging.
Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment.
Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions.