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Welding I
Course: WLD101

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   6 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load

Description: Principles and techniques of electric arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting. Provides technical theory and basic skill training in these welding processes.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. List procedures for clean up and securing the shop. (I)
2. Use proper eye protection and clothing. (II)
3. Use shop equipment safely. (III)
4. Translate information from blueprints into practical use. (IV)
5. Operate the resistance welder safely. (V)
6. Describe the methods of welding aluminum and stainless steel. (V)
7. Operate the oxyacetylene welder safely. (VI)
8. Set up and secure an oxyacetylene welder properly. (VI)
9. Cut and braze with an oxyacetylene welder. (VI)
10. Use common filler metals in welding. (VI)
11. Operate an arc welder in the A.C. and D.C. modes. (VII)
12. Identify the commonly used electrodes and describe their use. (VII)
13. Weld aluminum and cast iron. (VII)
14. Weld in the common positions used in industry. (VII)
15. Write a resume, complete an application form, and participate in a job interview. (VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction
   A. Functions of machines covered in course
   B. Clean up procedures and securing the shop
II. Safety
   A. Proper eye protection
   B. Protective clothing
   C. General shop safety test
III. Operation and care of equipment
   A. Hand and pedestal grinders
   B. Hand and drill press
   C. Abrasive cutoff saws
   D. Specialty machines
      1. Tubing Bender
      2. Metal Muncher
IV. Translation of information from blueprints
   A. Alphabet of lines
   B. Symbols used in welding blueprints
   C. Basic positions of welding
   D. Common properties of basic metals used in the industry
   E. Designing a project with drawings
V. Resistance welder
   A. Safety and use
   B. Methods of welding aluminum and stainless steel
VI. Oxyacetylene welder
   A. Safety and use
   B. Proper procedures for set-up and securing welder
   C. Cutting
   D. Brazing
   E. Use of common filler metals
VII. Arc welder in A.C. and D.C. modes
   A. Safety and use
   B. Commonly used electrodes and their use
   C. Welding of aluminum and cast iron
   D. Common welding positions used in industry
VIII. Career opportunities
   A. Welding certification
   B. Resumes
   C. Application forms
   D. Interviewing for a job
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/1995

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