Prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the essential knowledge and skills for industry.
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Afternoon program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.
Evening program: Summer, fall, winter 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 117||Shielded Metal Arc Welding I||7|
|WLD 123||Shielded Metal Arc Welding II||7|
|WLD 142||Welding Theory II||5|
|WLD 152||Gas Metal Arc Welding||7|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||3|
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, deep penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead positions.
Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, low- hydrogen electrodes by welding various joint designs in the vertical and overhead positions.
Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes.
Develops the ability to use the gas metal arc welding process to join carbon steels and aluminum with various joint designs in all positions.
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.