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The Welding Program prepares students for employmentin the field and provides opportunities for currently employed personnel to upgrade their skills. By completing the degree or certificate requirments, students gain proficiency in oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux cored welding. Students develope skilss in welding ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions and gain skills in layout, fabrication, reading engineering training for students to prepare fo AWS D1.1. certification. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with criteria established by the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American National Standards Institute.

Welding 1 
Introduction to Welding Process

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 10A 
Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab 
Credit, degree applicable 
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In this course, students are introduced to welding processes with a primary focus on developing manipulative skills. Welding processes covered include oxy-acetylene, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and flux cored arc. The course also includes a study of occupational safety, weld symbols, print reading, metal fabrication, and joint design. This course is designed for the beginning student. Students will develop manipulative skills using the oxygas and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes. Emphasis is placed on safety procedures, use of manual and semi-automatic welding equipment, welding techniques, electrodes and joints. Practical aspects of Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) process will be introduced.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

Welding 10B 
Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab 
Recommended Preparation: Welding 10A 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 10C 
Advanced Certification and Career Preparation Lab 

2 units; 6 hours lab 
Prerequisite: Welding 10B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
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This course is designed for the intermediate student. Students will enhance their skills by developing their technique in the open root processing using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) electrodes. The course emphasizes the theory and practice of joint preparation, Complete Joint Penetration (CJP), and various cover pass processes including semi-automatic arc welding.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

This advanced level welding lab is third of a series specifically designed for students to refine their welding skills in E7018 electrodes used in structural steel Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and E6010 electrodes used in open root welding of ferrous metals in the vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) position. Taken in succession, this course prepares students to advance to level III in American Welding Society (AWS) national skill standards.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

Welding 15 
(formerly Welding 15ab)
Basic Welding for Allied Fields

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 23 
(formerly Welding 23abc)
Advanced Arc Welding Specialty Lab

2 units; 6 hours lab Prerequisite: Welding 10 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
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This is a basic course to support trade skills for students in allied fields. The course introduces students to welding equipment, nomenclature, safety, plasma and mechanical cutting, metallurgical exploration of ferrous and nonferrous material, ductility of materials, effects of cold-working and heating treating.
This advanced level welding course is designed to further develop advanced specialized welding skills in the structural, sheet metal, and construction industries. This course is for the advanced arc welding student preparing for the American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Steel practical exam and certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

Welding 28 
(formerly Welding 28ab)
American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Certification Test Preparation

3 units; 3 hours lecture Prerequisite: Welding 10C or Welding 23 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 29 
Blueprint Reading

3 units; 3 hours lecture 
Credit, degree applicable 
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This course prepares the student to pass the written examination of the Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety Structural Steel American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 examination. Both the midterm and final examinations will be administered under same testing conditions as the actual Los Angeles City written exam.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

This course is designed to provide principles of reading and interpreting basic industrial prints and shop drawings as applied to the welding trade. Emphasis is placed on shape identification, nomenclature, and welding symbols.

Welding 40A 
(formerly Welding 40)
Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 40B 
Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab 
Recommended Preparation: Welding 40A 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU 

This course is designed for the beginning student. Students develop manipulative skills using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Related classroom instruction covers technical data pertaining to this welding process with special emphasis on operational parameters of inverter type machines. This course begins preparation for eligibility for American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification. This is an intermediate course in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GTAW). Special emphasis is placed on the welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the various positions and building skill development in GTAW. This course continues student preparation toward the American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

Welding 40C 
Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 
Skills Lab

2 units; 6 hours lab 
Prerequisite: Welding 40B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
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Welding 45 
(formerly Welding 45ab)
Structural Fabrication

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab Prerequisite: Welding 1 or Welding 21 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite 
Credit, degree applicable 
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This course is designed to develop the advanced specialized skills used within the structural steel, sheet metal, and aerospace manufacturing industries using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Repair of cast welding and tooling maintenance will be introduced. Students will develop various specialized skills that will help achieve students’ goals and attain the necessary traits that employers are seeking. This course prepares students for American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1 certification.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

This welding course focuses on skills required to fabricate a project from an engineering drawing to the finished product. Emphasis is placed on interpreting engineering drawings, proper use of tools and equipment, math, and shop safety.

Welding 95 
(formerly Welding 95abcd)
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major. 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU*

Welding 99 
(formerly Welding 99abc)
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Welding with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom student will work 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU*

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Welding field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

*Note: Transfer limitations apply. Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Welding not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Welding projects (54 hours per unit).



*Note:
Transfer limitations apply. Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp