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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Career and Technical Education

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certifications. Certification is now considered a mandatory requirement for successful employment in the construction and manufacturing industries.

Metal fabrication skills including blueprint reading, shop math, metal fit-up and production welding techniques. Instruction includes structural steel welding codes and welding theory. Students are required to purchase welding materials and protective clothing.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: 2003-2004

Required Units in the Major:    26

Required Courses
  Semester I (13 units)
WELD 200A - INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10 units)
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (13 units)
WELD 200B - CONSTRUCTION TRADE WELDING (10 units)
  DT 008A - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN & FABRICATION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  BIT 010 - BASIC COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (1.0 units)
  &
  BIT 011A - COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING (2.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220A - INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220B - INTERMEDIATE MACHINE TECHNOLOGY I (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220C - INTERMEDIATE MACHINE TECHNOLOGY II (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220D - ADVANCED MILLIING OPERATIONS I (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220E - ADVANCED MILLING OPERATIONS II (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220F - ADVANCED LATHE OPERATIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220G - PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY I (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220H - PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY II (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220I - PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY III (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220J - TOOL MAKING I (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220K - TOOL MAKING II (3.0 units)
  &
  MACH 220L - ADVANCED PROTOTYPE MACHINING (3.0 units)
  &
  KINA 032A - BEGINNING FITNESS ACTIVITIES (1.0 units)
  &
  WELD 044A - INTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING (1.0 units)
  &
  WELD 044B - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC ARC WELDING (1.0 units)
  &
  WELD 044C - ADVANCED ARC WELDING (1.0 units)
  &
  WELD 145 - INTRODUCTION TO TIG WELDING (1.0 units)
  &
  WELD 150A - OXY-ACETYLENE AND ARC WELDING (5.0 units)
  &
  WELD 150B - ARC WELDING (5.0 units)
  &
  WELD 150C - STRUCTURAL ARC WELDING (5.0 units)
  &
  WELD 150D - TUNGSTEN INERT GAS (TIG) WELDING (5.0 units)
  &
  DT 017 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL GRAPHICS (3.0 units)
  &
  DT 118 - A/E/C MODELING (3.0 units)