Gas Tungsten & Gas Metal Welding – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0956.50

The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the aero-space and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certification. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) will include the welding of steel, aluminum and stainless steel as used in the aero-space industry.

Metal fabrication skills including blueprint reading, shop math, metal fit-up and production welding techniques. Instruction includes structural steel welding codes and welding theory. Students are required to purchase welding materials and protective clothing.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the necessary skills to enter the job market as welders, metal workers or transfer to a four-year school.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and social responsibilities, understand and apply safe working procedures to a career in Welding Technology.
  3. Demonstrate the value of teamwork in the field of Welding Technology.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools used in Welding Technology.
  5. Demonstrate skills in Gas Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas, Gas Metal Welding, Electric Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding.
  6. Demonstrate the skills required to obtain the American Welding Societies “Structural Steel Welding Certification” and the “Los Angeles City Structural Steel Welding” Licenses.
  7. Demonstrate the proper use of related reference tables, diagrams, symbols, abbreviation graphics and charts for analysis for the interpretation of blueprints and specifications.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
TECH 107ATECHNICAL CALCULATIONS3
WELD 200AINTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL WELDING6
Semester II
DT 008AINTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION3
WELD 200CINTRODUCTION TO FABRICATION GMAW & GTAW6
Total Units18

Recommended Electives

BIT 010BASIC COMPUTER KEYBOARDING1
DT 017BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL GRAPHICS3
DT 1183-DIMENSIONAL BUILDING DESIGN & REPRESENTATION3
KINA 032ABEGINNING FITNESS ACTIVITIES1
WELD 044AINTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING1
WELD 044BINTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC ARC WELDING1
WELD 044CADVANCED ARC WELDING, FCAW & SMAW1
WELD 145INTRODUCTION TO TIG WELDING1
WELD 150DTUNGSTEN INERT GAS (TIG) WELDING5

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree

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