Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
WLD 261
Course Title:
Basic Fabrication
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Develops knowledge and skills in the selection and use of layout tools and equipment to assemble a basic fabrication project from given specifications. Prerequisites: Department permission required. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course allows the student to experience challenges that arise during the fabrication process, and develop necessary fabricating techniques that can be applied to multiple fabrication applications.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Function safely in the PCC Welding Lab.
  • Interpret blueprints and accurately layout, prepare, and fabricate project(s).
  • Demonstrate basic fabrication techniques.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of common metal fabrication tools and equipment.
  • Apply visual examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1.1.

Aspirational Goals

Upon completion of this course the student will obtain the knowledge and skills to be an asset in the welding industry.

Course Activities and Design

This is a outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions and lab demonstrations covering technical skills. Course outcome will include the following: Following detailed verbal or written instructions, theoretical concepts, lay out, fabrication, welding, oxy-fuel cutting, safety, workspace maintenance, equipment and tool cleanliness and safe practices in the performance of daily duties.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the course syllabus will identify the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The student will be evaluated on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course outcomes and acceptable skill requirements. The methods of evaluation may include one or more of the following: oral or written examinations, quizzes and written assignments.
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Function safely in the PCC Welding Lab.

  • Understand and practice personal safety by using proper protective gear
  • Understand and practice power tool safety
  • Understand and maintain a safe work area
    • Recognize and report dangerous electrical and air/gas hose connections
    • Understand and practice fire prevention

Interpret blueprints and accurately lay out, prepare, and fabricate projects.

  • Demonstrate use of  squares, tape measure and levels
  • Check for alignment utilizing a straight edge and a string line
  • Check for parallel using a tape and string line
  • Demonstrate the ability to find the center of various shapes

Identify and demonstrate the proper use of common metal fabrication tools and equipment.

  • Squares
  • Center punch
  • Drill Motors
  • Tape Measure

Apply visual examination principles and practices in accordance with AWS D1.1

  • Evaluate projects using appropriate inspection tools
  • Assess dimensional accuracy and weld quality.