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​Welding 108

Oxyacetylene-Arc Welding

Formerly: Welding 008, Oxyacetylene-Arc Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total.​ 
Technical knowledge and basic skills needed for occupational oxyacetylene and arc welding processes and applications. Students must furnish safety equipment. (Same as Automotive Technology 108 and Diesel 108). CSU​

Welding 125A

Intermediate Arc Welding Level I 

Formerly: Welding 025A, Intermediate Arc Welding Level I
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C. 
This is a course designed to improve the student’s previously acquired arc welding skills and prepare the student to pass the welding certification test. Emphasis is placed on welding in the vertical and overhead positions and the preparation of the test plates (1” steel), using the shielded metal arc welding process E-7018 (SMAW). CSU​ 

 

Welding 125B

Intermediate Arc Welding Level II 

Formerly: Welding 025B, Intermediate Arc Welding Level II
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 and Welding 125A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor.​ 
This is a course designed to improve the student’s prior acquired arc welding skills and prepare the student to pass the welding certification test. Student is introduced to the preparation of the 1” plate. This course will introduce the students to the Licensing Class D1.1. rules and regulations from the Department of Building and Safety with the city of Los Angeles. Emphasis is placed on welding in the vertical and overhead positions and the preparation of the test plates (1” steel), using the shielded metal arc welding process E-7018 (SMAW).

Welding 129A​​

Advanced Arc Welding Level I

Formerly: Welding 029A, Advanced Arc Welding Level I
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills.​ 
This course is designed to help students enhance previously acquired arc welding skills and prepare them to pass the welding certification test. Provides advanced manipulative skills and technical knowledge needed to pass a 1” plate guided bended test required for structural steel certification. CSU​

 

Welding 129B

Advanced Arc Welding Level II

Formerly: Welding 029B, Advanced Arc Welding Level II
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 129A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor. 
This is a course designed to advance the student’s previously acquired arc welding skills and prepare the student to pass the welding certification test. Emphasis is placed on welding in the vertical and overhead positions and the preparation of the test plates (1” steel), using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW) E-7018 according to the American Welding Society rules and regulations D1.1 Code Book. CSU​
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Welding 129C

Advanced Arc Welding Level III

Formerly: Welding 029C, Advanced Arc Welding Level III
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 129B with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor. This is a course designed to improve and master the student’s previously acquired arc welding skills to an advanced level and prepare the student to pass the welding certification test. Emphasis is placed on welding in the vertical and overhead positions and the preparation of the test plates (1” steel), using the shielded metal arc welding process E-7018 according to the American Welding Society rules and regulations. Students will take the D1.1 certification test at this level. CSU​

 

Welding 129D

Advanced Arc Welding Level IV

Formerly: Welding 029D, Advanced Arc Welding Level IV
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 129C with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor. 
This course provides level one instruction on the principles, equipment, welding techniques, mode of operations, and safety for (FCAW) wire flux cored arc welding used for structural steel. It is also designed to improve the student’s ​ ​formerly acquired arc welding skills and prepare the student to pass the welding certification test D1.1. Emphasis is placed on welding in the vertical and ​overhead ​​positions and the preparation of the test plates (1” steel), using FCAW 2/32 wire (flux cored arc welding). ​CSU

 

Welding 139A

Inert Gas Welding Level I

Formerly: Welding 039A, Inert Gas Welding Level I
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills. ​
This course will introduce the student to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and metal inert gas welding (MIG) of aluminum, mild steel and stainless steel. CSU​

 

Welding 139B

Inert Gas Welding Level II

Formerly: Welding 039B, Inert Gas Welding Level II
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 139A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in inert gas welding skills administered by the SAC Welding Instructor. ​This course is intended to further the welding skills of the student in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and metal inert gas (MIG) process. Special emphasis is placed on the horizontal position of aluminum, mild steel and stainless steel. CSU​

 

Welding 139C

Inert Gas Welding Level III

Formerly: Welding 039C, Inert Gas Welding Level III
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 139B with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in inert gas welding skills administered by the SAC Welding Instructor.​ 
This is an advanced welding course using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. This course is intended to give the students the skills necessary to pass the welding certification test in GTAW and MIG welding processes. The student is required to master the horizontal and vertical up welding positions. CSU

 

Welding 140A

Welding Certification Training Level I 

Formerly: Welding 040A, Welding Certification Training Level I
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills. ​
This is an advanced course that will provide lecture and hands-on practice in welding in multiple areas of certification using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) as well as in flux cored arc welding 
(FCAW). The student will focus on welding in the vertical and overhead position and the preparation of test plates. CSU​

 

Welding 140B

Welding Certification Training Level II 

Formerly: Welding 040B, Welding Certification Training Level II
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 140A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor. 
This is an advanced course that will provide lecture and hands-on practice in welding in multiple areas of certification using shielded metal arc welding 
(SMAW) as well as in flux cored arc welding (FCAW) in the vertical and overhead positions. The student will focus on welding with the SMAW, FCAW and pipe in the 1G and 2G positions using E6010 electrode. CSU​

 

Welding 140C

Welding Certification Training Level III 

Formerly: Welding 040C, Welding Certification Training Level III
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 140B with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor.​ 
This is an advanced course that will provide lecture and hands-on practice in welding in multiple areas of certification using shielded metal arc welding 
(SMAW) as well as in flux cored arc welding (FCAW) in the vertical and overhead positions. The student will focus on welding with the SMAW, FCAW and pipe in the 5G and 6G positions using E6010 electrode. CSU

 

Welding 141A

Welding Certification Exam Preparation Level I

Formerly: Welding 041A, Welding Certification Exam Preparation Level I
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills administered by SAC Welding Instructor. 
This practical course is for advanced welding students. Instruction will cover design, prequalified base/filler material, procedure/welder qualifications, fabrication essentials, and testing as specified by American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1. Structural Code specifications leading to Los Angeles City or AWS welding certifications. CSU

 

Welding 141B

Welding Certification Exam Preparation Level II

Formerly: Welding 041B, Welding Certification Exam Preparation Level II Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Welding 141A with a minimum grade of C.​ 
This course is for advanced welding students. Instructor will cover prequalified base/filler material, procedure/welder qualification and testing as specified by American Welding Society (AWS). D1.1 Structural Code specifications leads to Los Angeles City or AWS welding certifications. CSU​

 

Welding 153A

Math/Blue Print Reading for Welders 

Formerly: Welding 053, Math/Blue Print Reading for Welders
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.​
​This class is designed to introduce the welding student to math and blue print reading and their applications for welders related to the welding industry. Emphasis will be placed on the practical problems in mathematic (for welders) measuring, instruments, area, volume, fractions, decimals and metric system. This course will allow the student to read and interpret shop and field drawings and prints related to the welding industry. CSU​

 

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Welding 153B

Math/Blue Print Reading for Welders 

Unit(s): 3.0 

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.​​​

This is an advanced course designed to allow students to function at a higher math and blue print reading level and their applications for welders related to the welding industry. Emphasis will be placed on the common fractions, decimal fractions, perimeter of squares, areas 
of triangle, volumes, circumferences of circles and perimeter. The student will be able to read and interpret shop and field drawings, and prints related to the welding industry. CSU​

 

Welding 154A

Beginning Pipe Fundamentals

Formerly: Welding 054A, Beginning Pipe Fundamentals
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 125A with a minimum grade of C.​

The pipe welding industry requires a higher skilled welder. This course consists of 112 hours of training in safety, preparation, welding, terminology, blueprints, and codes. Emphasis will be on open root groove welds on plate using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. Students will learn pipe terminology and proper practices used in different industries. CSU​

Welding 154B

Intermediate Pipe Welding

Formerly: Welding 054B, Intermediate Pipe Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 154A with a minimum grade of C.​ 
The pipe welding industry requires a highly skilled welder. This course consists of 112 hours of training in safety, preparation, welding, terminology, blueprints, and codes. Emphasis will be on open root groove welds on pipe using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process, using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. Students will learn pipe terminology and proper practices used in different industries. Students will be introduced to Orbital Welding Technology. CSU​

 

Welding 154C

Advanced Pipe Welding

Formerly: Welding 054C, Advanced Pipe Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 154B with a minimum grade of C. 
The pipe welding industry requires a highly skilled welder. This course consists of 112 hours of training in safety, preparation, welding, terminology, blueprints, and codes. Emphasis will be on open root groove welds on pipe using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. Students will learn pipe terminology and proper practices used in different industries. Students will set up and operate the Orbital Welding machine. CSU​

 

Welding 155A

Beginning Metal Fabrication

Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 125A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills. ​A fabricator in the welding industry requires a highly skilled welder/fitter. 
This course consists of 112 hours of training in safety, preparation, welding, terminology, blueprints, and codes. Emphasis will be focusing on proper operation of shop machinery, welding, fit-up, metal shapes, and various techniques of building and assembly. CSU​

 

Welding 155B

Intermediate Metal Fabrication

Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 155A with a minimum grade of C or satisfactory completion of proficiency exam in arc welding skills. 
This course consists of 112 hours of training in safety, preparation, welding, terminology, blueprints, and codes. Emphasis will be focusing on proper operation of shop machinery, welding, fit-up, metal shapes, and various techniques of building and assembly. Such as aerospace, military, or a special tool that could assist keeping tight tolerances required by an engineer. Students will learn fabrication terminology and proper practices used in different industries. This course is designed to adapt and upgrade skills to industry standards and develop fabrication skills to supplement and expand welding skills. CSU​

 
 

Welding 156A

Beginning Robotic Welding

Formerly: Welding 056A, Beginning Robotic Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 32 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 157A.​​ The course is a basic programming course that teaches students how to safely manipulate the robot through proper use of the robotic controller and Teach Pendant. This course also introduces the student to the gas metal and flux cored arc welding process. Emphasis is placed on safe operating practices, handling and storage of compressed gases, process principles, component identification, various welding techniques, and base and filler metal identification. This course is an introduction to the beginning robotic/laser technology. (Same as Engineering 156A). CSU

 

Welding 156B

Intermediate Robotic Welding

Formerly: Welding 056B, Intermediate Robotic Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 32 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 156A and Welding 157A with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 157B.​ The robotic welding course teaches students how to safely manipulate the robot through proper use of the robotic controller and Teach Pendant. Emphasis is placed on safe operating practices, handling and storage of compressed gasses, process principles, component identification and welding procedures. Students will be able to input welding procedures, jog frames, circular moves, weaving, copy-delete-commands, six point tool center and other activities related to the robotic welding process. (Same as Engineering 156B). CSU​

 

Welding 156C

Advanced Robotic Welding

Formerly: Welding 056C, Advanced Robotic Welding
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 32 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 156B with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 157C.​ The Advanced Robotic Welding course teaches students how to safely manipulate the robot through proper use of the robot controller and Teach Pendant. Emphasis is placed on safe operating practices, handling and storage of compressed gasses, process principles, component identification and welding procedures. Students will be able to create programs in robotic welding safety, TPP Management, USER Frames, coordinated motion, TAST, TAST-RPM, position registers & offsets, touch & sensing and activities relating to the robotic welding process. (Same as Engineering 15). CSU

 

Welding 157A

Basic Robotic Programming

Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 108 with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 156A.​ 
This is a basic programming course that teaches students how to safely manipulate an industrial robot through proper use of a controller. Topics include safe operating practices, linear movements, coordinate systems, Teach Pendant programming, and software/hardware integration. (Same as Engineering 157A). CSU

 

Welding 157B

Intermediate Robotic Programming

Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 156A and Welding 157A with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 156B.​ This course is a programming course that teaches students how to safely manipulate an industrial robot through proper use of a controller. Topics include safe operating practices, circular movements, robot setup, advanced Teach Pendant programming and functions, and auxiliary hardware. (Same as Engineering 157B). CSU​

 

Welding 157C

Advanced Robotic Programming Welding Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 16 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total. 
Prerequisite: Welding 156B and Welding 157B with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Welding 156C.​ 
This is an advanced programming course that teaches students how to safely manipulate an industrial robot through proper use of a controller. Topics include safe operating practices, logic commands, and coordinate systems, advanced Teach Pendant programming, network integration, simulations, and software/hardware integration. (Same as Engineering 157C). CSU​

 

 


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