Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
WLD 146B
Course Title:
Basic Pipe Welding Practice
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Course Description

Introduces joining pipe in the 2G position per ASME Section IX Welding Code. Second class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

•Function safely in a welding shop environment.
•Operate oxyacetylene portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards.
•Use knowledge of puddle control and bead placement to produce welds in the open root joint configuration in the horizontal pipe position.
•Use an understanding of welding codes and industry standards in the workplace.
•Interpret blueprints and shop drawings to produce proper weld sizes and profiles

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course outcomes. The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following: oral or written examinations, quizzes, observations, written assignments, visual inspection techniques, welding tests, safe work habits, task performance and work relations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Function safely in the PCC Welding Shop
Understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear
Understand and practice hand tool and power tool safety
Understand and practice equipment safety for welding and Oxy-Acetylene cutting systems
Understand and maintain a safe work area
Recognize and report dangerous electrical and air/gas hose connections
Understand and practice fire prevention
Access and explain the importance of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Demonstrate professional work ethics (Habits)
Track training hours on time card
Perform projects in accordance to specifications and procedures
Follow oral and written directions in a positive manner
Manage time productively
Respects equipment and others
Demonstrate skill in problem solving and decision making
Operate oxyacetylene portable welding units and manifold system in accordance with industry standards
Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures for the portable welding tanks and manifold system.
Interpret drawing and symbols to accurately layout, prepare and assemble weld joints
Interpret lines, symbols and verbiage on project drawing.
Layout material per drawing specifications.
Assemble weld project per specification.
Participate in shop cleanup.
Weld groove joints in the selected welding process to code quality standards in the vertical, and overhead positions
Develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary used in the welding industry.
Use correct terminology.
Define terms used in the selected Welding process.
Equipment identification, setup, shut down, and adjustment of equipment to settings called for.
Filler rod identification and classification, characteristics, and use
Demonstrate how to adjust travel speed and amount of heat for thickness of material, and weld bead size.
Demonstrate correct welding techniques with the selected welding process.
Starting and stopping
Overlapping welds
Follow welding procedure
Demonstrate correct welding techniques in the following joints:
Demonstrate visual examination principles and practices
Know Visual inspection Criteria