CCOG for WLD 116A Summer 2024

Course Number:
WLD 116A
Course Title:
Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding
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Course Description

Introduces intermediate shielded metal arc welding process on mild steel plate in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel welding codes and to industry standards. Introduces welding in the 1F and 2F positions. First class in a four course sequence. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is a outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes classroom discussions, videotapes, lab demonstrations and technical skills. Course outcomes will include theoretical concepts, layout, fabrication, welding, oxyacetylene cutting, safety and environmental awareness, communication, computations and human relations.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The instructor and the student will design beginning course outcomes / activities based on the students individual goals.

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 and power tool safety.
Understand and practice equipment safety for welding and oxyacetylene 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 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Operate oxyacetylene portable and track cutting systems in accordance with industry standards
Demonstrate correct setup and shutdown procedures for the hand cutting and track cutting systems.
Perform Oxyacetylene cutting with guided practice.
Develop knowledge and skills in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process.
The instructor and the student will design the course outcomes.