Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3244
First Term: 2012 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-69
CIP Code: 48.0508

Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding program prepares students to work in the field using oxyacetylene (gas) and electric (arc) processes. The program emphasizes knowledge and skill required to work with modern industrial welding equipment using advanced welding techniques including mig (metal inert gas) and tig (tungsten inert gas).

Required Courses
DFT110 Technical Drafting I 3
DFT114 Machine Trades Blueprint Reading 3

GTC102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application (3) OR
GTC104 Manufacturing Processes (4) 3-4

GTC106AA Industrial Safety 2
+ GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials 3

WLD101 Welding I (3) OR
GTC129 Manufacturing Welding (3) 3

WLD103 Basic Blacksmithing and Metal Shaping 3
WLD106 Arc Welding 5
+ WLD206 Advanced Welding - Heliarc and Wire Feed 5
+ WLD208 Advanced Arc Welding - Certification 5
+ WLD225 Welding Inspection and Quality Control 3
Credits: 41-42

Program Competencies
1. Prepare drawings using drafting instrument/equipment such as drafting machine, triangles, scales (English and Metric), templates, bow compass, lettering guide and mechanical pencils. (DFT110)
2. Interpret technical drawings common to manufacturing. (DFT114)
3. Set-up, select tooling, and operate machine tools including engine lathes, drill presses, grinders, and milling machines. (GTC102, GTC104)
4. Explain the theory of the processes of machining, forming, casting, joining (assembly), and conditioning as they relate to the conversion of materials to finished products. (GTC104)
5. Identify safety hazards and be familiar with current standards of safety. (GTC106AA)
6. Solve algebraic, trigonometric, and geometric problems in typical shop applications. (GTC108)
7. Identify, analyze, and utilize the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of materials used in manufacturing. (GTC216)
8. Select and safely perform the appropriate welding operation including oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, cutting, and electric arc-welding. (WLD101, GTC129, WLD103)
9. Perform various types of welding beads on various joints in position and out of position, and analyze welding quality as it relates to inspection and quality control. (WLD103, WLD106)
10. Apply theory, practice, set-up and operation of all types of machines concerning tig, mig, and sub-arc welding with emphasis on tungsten inert gas and wire feed. (WLD206)
11. Perform all "out of position" welding tasks in preparation for certification test, and perform American Welding Society (A.W.S.) test in vertical and overhead positions. (WLD208)
12. Describe quality control standards and practices applied in welding inspection in the construction and fabrication industries, and explain the requirements, role, and responsibilities of the welding inspector. (WLD225)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 24, 2012

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