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WLD 120 Thermal Cutting Processes
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures / 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Focus is on the most commonly used thermal cutting processes: Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC); Plasma arc cutting (PAC); carbon arc cutting/gouging (CAC); and machine cutting, with an emphasis on the proper set-up, use, and care of equipment and safety procedures.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate safe working habits and procedures within a lab setting related to the thermal cutting processes. (CSLO 2)
2. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate the set-up and operation of the oxy-fuel (OFC), plasma arc (PAC), and carbon arc (CAC) processes. (CSLO 2,3)
3. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the thermal cutting processes and the cost effectiveness in relation to a given project. (CSLO 2,3)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the uses of shielding/cutting gas applications for the appropriate thermal cutting processes. (CSLO 2,3)
5.(Evaluation Level) Detect and assess the cause of improper cuts and the importance of quality when cutting materials.(CSLO 2,3)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
National Center Construction Education and Research. (NCCER) Welding Level One. American Welding Society SENSE Level One.