Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 23, 2019  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WELD 101 Oxy/Acetylene Cutting and Welding

7 credits
This course focuses on the principles, procedures, and operation of equipment to properly and safely weld, braze, and cut metal.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Quarters Offered: All

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course student. will be able to:

  • Use technical resources to access information regarding the installation, repair, and maintenance of welding and fabrication equipment
  • Use technical resources to access information regarding welding and fabrication processes
  • Identify and use common types of shop equipment and hand tools to safely perform welding/fabrication procedures
  • Follow industry standard safe practices, including the using and wearing of all safety equipment needed to weld or be in a welding environment
  • Comply with hazardous material laws and processes
  • Use metallurgy principles to properly select material, tools, and equipment, and to perform welding tasks
  • Read and follow blueprints
  • Use math to make equipment adjustments/calibrations and to complete fabrication projects
  • Prepare a work area to do oxy/acetylene cutting and welding
  • Select and safely set up oxy/acetylene welding, brazing, and cutting equipment
  • Store, transport, and handle all types of welding gases and oxy/acetylene welding equipment properly and safely
  • Prepare metal for oxy/acetylene cutting and welding procedures using proper joint design, equipment, and joint preparation techniques
  • Use proper welding tools and equipment to weld, cut, and braze
  • Use proper welding techniques to weld, cut, and braze
  • Complete a resume, cover letter, job application, and job search as necessary