Welding Technology (WELD)

WELD 010  2 Units  
Introduction to Welding  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This is an introductory course for students in any field that utilizes welding processes. Emphasis will be on Welding Safety, Thermal cutting, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding in flat and horizontal positions.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 012  2 Units  
Oxy-Fuel Welding  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course provides entry-level training in oxy-acetylene welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel brazing.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 015  3 Units  
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Beginning  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 012

This is an introductory course in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. Welding safety, equipment, and joint construction on mild steel are stressed.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 016  4 Units  
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Intermediate  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 015

This is an intermediate level course in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process that focuses on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Welding safety, equipment, basic welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in welding of metals are also covered.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 017  3 Units  
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Advanced  

Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 016

This is an advanced course in GTAW that introduces basic theory and application of pipe welding. Pipe weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy, weld symbols, and related codes and standards are emphasized. This course develops gas tungsten arc welding skills on pipe in 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G as well as welding safety, equipment, basic welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in welding of metals.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 027  3 Units  
Inspection of Welds: Destructive Testing  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010 or WELD 012

Advisory: TECALC 087 and READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course covers basic metallurgy and destructive tests commonly used to determine the physical properties of a weld. Destructive tests include: bend tests, nick break tests, tensile tests, hardness tests, fatigue tests, and impact tests.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 028  3 Units  
Inspection of Welds: Non-Destructive Examination  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010 or WELD 012

Advisory: TECALC 087 and READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course covers non-destructive examination techniques used to determine the soundness of welds and their fitness for service. It includes visual examination, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, and ultrasonic testing.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 045  3 Units  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Beginning  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: WELD 010

This is an introductory course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process often referred to as stick welding or arc welding. Welding safety, equipment and joint construction on mild steel are stressed.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 046  4 Units  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 045

This is an intermediate course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Vertical and overhead groove welds and the lab portion of the structural weld certification for the City of Los Angeles are stressed.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 047  3 Units  
Preparation for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 046

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This is an advanced course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process that prepares students for pipe welding. Emphasis will be on open root groove welds in all positions. Root passes will be welded with E6010 and fill/covers with E7018.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 048  4 Units  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) - Pipe  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 047

Advisory: TECALC 087

This is an advanced course covering Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on pipe. American Welding Society (AWS) and American Petroleum Institute (API) standards will be covered. Focus will be on 5G and 6G welding positions.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 055  4 Units  
Rigging  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

The course is a comprehensive study of material handling and rigging.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 060  4 Units  
Fabrication and Layout - Beginning  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010

This course is designed to provide the training needed to read blueprints, create shop drawings, and fabricate and assemble parts.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 061  3 Units  
Layout Fitter II  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 060

This course is designed to provide the intermediate to advanced welding student with the skills needed by craftsmen in the fabrication industry. Topics include properties of structural steel; fitting up; plate and pipe.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 065  4 Units  
Welding Inspection Visual - AWS-CWI  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Advisory: WELD 028 and READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examination offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). Focus is placed on visual inspection, terms and definitions, welding symbols, welding processes, welding procedures, code specifications, materials and their limitations, weld testing, record keeping, report preparations, certifications, and responsibilities of a CWI.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 066  3 Units  
Preparation for Los Angeles City Welding Welding Certification - Structural (AWS D1.1)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 045

Corequisite: WELD 046

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.|

This course prepares students for the written Structural Steel examination offered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) with a focus on the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 structural welding code.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 067  2 Units  
Structural Steel Special Inspection (ICC)  

Lecture: 36 contact hours

Advisory: WELD 060 and READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed to prepare students for the structural steel special inspection examinations offered by the International Code Council (ICC). Topics include a review of the technical aspects on inspection and quality control in the area of structural steel, welding preparation, materials applications, plan reading, related codes, and report writing.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 068  3 Units  
Preparation for Los Angeles City Welder Certification - Reinforced Steel and Light Gauge Steel  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 066

This class prepares students for the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) Reinforced Steel and Light Gauge Steel written and performance qualification examinations with emphasis on the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.3 and AWS D1.4 Welding Codes.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 077  3 Units  
Introduction to Continuous Wire Welding  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010

This course covers techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel. Fulfills American Welding Society SENSE Level 1 – Entry Welder Certification Modules 5: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S, GMAW Spray Transfer and 6: Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G/GM, FCAW-S).

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 080  3 Units  
Gas Metal Arc Welding - Beginning  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010

This course introduces techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S, GMAW Spray Transfer) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 081  4 Units  
Gas Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 080

This is the study of intermediate techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Metal-Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel and aluminum.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 082  3 Units  
Gas Metal Arc Welding - Advanced  

Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 081

This is an advanced course in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) that introduces basic theory and application of pipe welding. Pipe weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy, weld symbols, and related codes and standards are emphasized. The course develops Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills on pipe in 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G as well as welding safety, equipment, basic welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in welding of metals.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 090  4 Units  
Flux Cored Arc Welding - Gas Shielded  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 168 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010

This course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Gas shielded (FCAW-G) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 091  4 Units  
Flux Cored Arc Welding - Self Shielded  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 010

Advisory: WELD 090

This course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Self shielded (FCAW-S) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 092  3 Units  
Flux Cored Arc Welding - Advanced  

Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 090 or WELD 091

This is an advanced course in Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) that introduces basic theory and application of pipe welding. Pipe weld-joint design, pre-weld fit up, basic metallurgy, weld symbols, and related codes and standards are emphasized. The course develops Flux Cored Arc Welding skills on pipe in 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G as well as welding safety, equipment, basic welding-joint design, expansion, contraction, and residual stress in welding of metals.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 098  1-4 Units  
Welding Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 099  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Welding Technology  

DIR: 18 contact hours

Students with previous course work in Welding Technology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of Welding Technology. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student. See instructor for details.

Associate Degree Applicable

WELD 645  Noncredit  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Beginning  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

This is a noncredit introductory course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process often referred to as stick welding or arc welding. Welding safety, equipment and joint construction on mild steel are stressed.
WELD 646  Noncredit  
Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 645

This is an intermediate noncredit course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Vertical and overhead groove welds and the lab portion of the structural weld certification for the City of Los Angeles are stressed.
WELD 660  Noncredit  
Fabrication and Layout - Beginning  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

This noncredit course is designed to provide the training needed to read blueprints, create shop drawings, and fabricate and assemble parts.
WELD 666  Noncredit  
Preparation for Los Angeles City Welding Certification - Structural (AWS D1.1)  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course prepares students for the written Structural Steel examination offered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) with a focus on the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 structural welding code.
WELD 680  Noncredit  
Gas Metal Arc Welding - Beginning  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S, GMAW Spray Transfer) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel.
WELD 681  Noncredit  
Gas Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 680

This noncredit course is the study of intermediate techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Metal-Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel and aluminum.
WELD 690  Noncredit  
Flux Cored Arc Welding - Gas Shielded  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Gas shielded (FCAW-G) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.
WELD 691  Noncredit  
Flux Cored Arc Welding - Self Shielded  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: WELD 690

This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Self shielded (FCAW-S) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.