This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills for joining and cutting metallic materials. This includes instruction in SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW welding processes; oxyacetylene and plasma cutting of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Includes, welding metallurgy, structural welding safety, and applicable codes and standards. These skills prepare students for the following careers: iron worker trade, steel worker trade, construction trades, pile driver trades, and glazing trades.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Display the ability to work safely within the welding industry. Obtain skills necessary to obtain an entry-level job within the welding/construction industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding processes.
- Obtain skills necessary to properly set up equipment used in the various welding processes.
- Obtain skills needed to pass AWS skills test to become a certified welder.
|Required Courses (28 units)||Units|
|WEL-20||Blueprint Reading for Welders Trades||2|
|WEL-65A||Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding||3|
|WEL-65B||Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding||3|
|WEL-75A||Gas Metal Arc Welding||3|
|WEL-75B||Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)||3|
|WEL-85A||American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding I||3|
|WEL-95A||Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||3|
|WEL-115A||SMAW/GMAW Pipe Welding Fundamentals||3|
|Electives||(Choose from list below)||5|
|Electives (5 units) Units||Units|
|WEL-22||Plate and Structural Steel Layout||2|
|WEL-34||Metal Joining Processes||2|
|WEL-85B||American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding II||3|
|WEL-95B||Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)||3|
|WEL-200||Welding Work Experience||1-4|
Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree in Welding Technology will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.
This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 12-18 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.