Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
WLD 262
Course Title:
Intermediate 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 proper selection and safe use of hand tools and machinery while working on specific fabrication projects. Prerequisites: Department permission required. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videotapes, and lab demonstrations of technical skills.  Course outcomes will include: theoretical concepts, lay out, fabrication, welding, oxy-fuel cutting and safety.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Function safely in the PCC Welding Lab.

  • Develop blueprints and accurately layout, prepare, and fabricate project(s).

  • Demonstrate intermediate 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

Welding lec/lab courses are Open Entry and Open Exit (OE/OE) and are offered concurrently. Courses are designed to meet the needs of the students with flexible scheduling options.  Students may attend full time or part time. This is an OE/OE course which does not align with the normal academic calendar.

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, written assignments, visual inspection, welding tests and task performance.

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

Develop blueprints and accurately layout, prepare, and fabricate project(s).

  • 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 a circle and a square

Demonstrate the proper use of common metal fabrication tools and equipment.

  • Squares

  • Protractor

  • Dividers

  • Level

  • Center punch

  • Tape Measure

  • Grinders

  • Drill Motors

  • Ironworker

  • Bandsaw

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

  • Evaluate welds using appropriate welding inspection tools

  • Assess weld discontinuities causes and corrections