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Course descriptions for each of the classes offered in the Mt. SAC Welding program. These descriptions are taken from the schedule of classes.

Beginning Level Classes:

WELD 30                Metal Sculpture   2 Units                   Fundamentals of Welding processes used in metal sculpting industry.  Two and three dimensional art form will be covered. Offered Spring Semester Only - Not Degree Applicable
WELD 40 Introduction to Welding    2 Units   Fundamentals of welding processes related to the areas of fabrication, construction, machine tool, aerospace and transportation  industries. Required course for all certificates & Associates Degree
WELD 50 Oxyacetylene Welding   2 Units   Oxyacetylene fusion welding, non-fusion welding and cutting.  Develops understanding of and fundamental skills in modern welding practices. Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.
WELD 51 Basic Electric Arc Welding   2  Units   Basic electric arc welding, weld symbols, standard electrode and allow electrode selection, American Welding Society (A.W.S.) procedure for certification. Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.
WELD 70A Beginning Arc Welding   3 Units Develops manipulative skills and techniques for the beginning student welder on the shielded metal arc (SMAW) and the flux core arc (FCAW) welding processes in the flat and horizontal positions using AC and DC welding currents on carbon steels. Required course for all certificates & Associates Degree

 

Lecture Classes:

WELD     53A                  Welding Metallurgy   3 Units                   Designed for students seeking a career in welding and welding inspection.  Covers structure of matter, chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of metals, principles of alloying, solid state diffusion, plastic deformation, and heat treatment. {Spring Semester Only}  Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.
WELD 60  Print Reading & Computations for Welding    3 Units   Reading prints and performing computations for welding fabrication operations. Interpreting and visualizing prints, title blocks, welding symbols, specifications, notes, and bills of materials. Computations necessary to calculate materials, costs, sizes, and Fractional, decimal and metric conversions. {Fall Semester Only} Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.

 

Intermediate Level Classes:

WELD      70B               Intermediate Arc Welding   3 Units                   A continuation of Beginning Arc Welding (WELD 70A).  Emphasis on welding high alloy steel with both SMAW and FCAW processes in the vertical and overhead positions.  Designed to refine previously acquired welding skills. Required course for all certificates & Associates Degree
WELD 80 Fabrication and Construction Welding 3 Units 

Theory and practical applications of welding used in industry and the construction work force.  Designed to augment present welding skills to those used in the trades.  Includes project models such as ornamental iron gates and fences, material storage components and others.  Students who repeat this course will improve their skills through further instruction and practice. {Spring Semester Only} This course meets on Saturdays.

Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.

 

Advanced Level Classes:

WELD 70C      Certification for Welders    3 Units                        This is a study of building construction for the advanced arc welding student.  Materials covered will include data on all approved modern welding processes, welding filler metals, approved welding joints design, and welding procedures.  Special emphasis will be placed on welding symbols and the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D1.1 and D1.3. Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates
WELD 81 Pipe and Tube Welding    3 Units                  

Advanced course designed to enable students with “all positions” welding skills in SMAW to apply welding skills to the pipe welding industry.  Welding processes will include SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW on a variety of materials and configurations on sub critical and critical piping and tubing. Students who repeat this course will improve their skills through further instruction and practice. This course meets on Saturdays{Fall Semester Only}

Required for Associates Degree and L0930, T0932, T0933 certificates.
WELD 90A Gas Tungsten Arc Welding    3 Units                     Advanced level class in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of steel, aluminum, CRES and exotic metals.  All position welds with many surfaces and transitions Required for T0932 certificate.
WELD 90B Semiautomatic Arc Welding Processes    3 Units                   A consolidation of Semiautomatic Welding Processes including Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Submerged Arc Welding with solid and tubular wires with and without gas shielding.  All position welds with many varying thicknesses will be covered. Required for T0933 certificate.

 

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