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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Advisory: ENGL C040.

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. 54 hours lecture.

Offered Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Technology certificate and degree.

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. 54 hours lecture.

Offered Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: INDE C060.

This course introduces students to the basics of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electricity. Students gain a broad understanding of the physics of current flow, circuitry, isolation and grounding, and what causes arcing as circuit parameters change. Students gain hands-on experience in the application of these concepts and apply safe practices to wire circuits and to troubleshoot faults. 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

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. 18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C040.

This course provides a basic introduction to Machine Shop theory and practice, including setup and operation of the lathe, drill press, horizontal and vertical milling machines, metal band saw, and pedestal grinder. The various uses of hand tools and precision measuring tools, layout techniques, and tool sharpening are studied in practical shop applications. $40 Material Fee. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

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. $40 Material Fee. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree, the Welding Technology certificate and degree, and the Welding Processes certificate.

Prerequisite: WELD C101

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. $40 Material Fee. 18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Welding Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Processes certificate.

Prerequisite: WELD C101

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. $40 Material Fee. 18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Industrial Technology certificate and degree, the Welding Technology certificate and degree, and the Welding Processes certificate.

Prerequisite: WELD C102, WELD C200

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. $40 Material Fee. 18 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Welding Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Processes certificate.

Prerequisite: WELD C102

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. $50 Material Fee. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Welding Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: WELD C102, WELD C200

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. $50 Material Fee. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Welding Technology certificate and degree and the Welding Processes certificate.

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