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Cerro Coso Community College

Welding Lab

Industrial Arts Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

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Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in reading and interpreting technical drawings used in an industrial environment. Principles of technical drawing are introduced along with standard symbols and abbreviations found in industrial drawings, schematics, and diagrams. Students produce technical sketches without the use of instruments.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course introduces the practical mathematical skills needed in a wide variety of trade and technical areas. Basic use of scientific calculators to aid in solving real-world problems is included as well as how to use measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and meters.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course prepares students to identify and properly use a variety of tools and equipment in an industrial environment. Emphasis is placed on safety and the use of the correct tool for a specific task. Students are given hands-on experience with many of the tools and equipment during practical lab exercises and demonstrations.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. This course covers the duties, responsibilities, expectations, and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician. Students are provided with an overview of a typical process plant, identify process equipment, state the purpose of equipment, describe safety, health, and environmental components, and describe the roles, responsibilities, and work environment.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. This course develops the knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis is placed on safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues. Students list components of a typical plant safety and environmental program, describe the role of a process technician in relation to safety, health, and environment, and identify and describe safety, health, and environmental equipment uses.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $40 materials fee. In this course students gain practical experience in welding, brazing, soldering, and cutting of steel using oxyacetylene. Topics include safety, metals and their physical properties, setup and use of oxyacetylene equipment, and welding and cutting techniques.

Prerequisite: WELD C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $40 materials fee. In this course students gain practical, hands-on experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) as well as learn safety, the different types of SMAW machines, identification of metals, electrode selection and electrical theory.

Prerequisite: WELD C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $40 materials fee. In this course students gain practical experience in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Metal Inert Gas (MIG) as well as learn safety, welding and identification of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, shielding gasses, bare and flux cored electrodes, and proper selection of welding materials for different applications.

Prerequisite: WELD C102, WELD C200

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $40 materials fee. This course provides practical experience in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) as well as lectures on safety, welding and identification of exotic metals, types of filler metals and shielding gasses.

Prerequisite: WELD C102

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $50 materials fee. This course is designed to help the student develop skills required to be proficient at the welding of pipe and tubing using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes. Welding position, preparation, and fit-up are covered as well as techniques and special conditions associated with the welding of pipe and tubing.

Prerequisite: WELD C102, WELD C200

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. $50 materials fee. This course is designed to enable the student to construct welded projects using the processes learned in previous courses. The student learns to read technical drawings, interpret welding symbols, produce shop drawings, and use trade related math in the layout and assembly process.