The Welding Fabrication Program prepares students to work in welding manufacturing, welding fabrication, and related industries. The curriculum includes courses in welding theory, principles, processes and evaluation of welds, fabrication techniques, blueprint reading, machining skills, technical mathematics, and allied equipment operations. Students will begin preparation for an LA City D1.1 Welding License.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
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- Examine welding theory and mechanics by using industry nomenclature: currents, polarity, joint design, discontinuities, troubleshooting and welding symbols.
- Fabricate and weld to welding procedure specifications a 3G, 3F, 4G or 4F test coupon using gas metal or gas tungsten arc welding.
- Demonstrate safe and proper operation of associated metalworking equipment while fabricating an assigned project.
- Utilize welding, cutting, prepping and repairing equipment safely while wearing the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the OSHA standard.
- Negotiate the AWS D 1.1 Structural Steel code book, including general requirements, design of welded connections, qualified, prequalified, fabrication, inspection, stud welding and repair of existing structures to the satisfaction of the City of Los Angeles Department of Building Safety, written exam.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement
|WELD 200A||INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL WELDING||6|
|WELD 200C||INTRODUCTION TO FABRICATION GMAW & GTAW||6|
|TECH 107A||TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS||3|
|MACH 101||BEGINNING METALWORKING SKILLS||3|
|MACH 110||BLUEPRINT READING||1|
|or DT 150||READING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS|