CCOG for WLD 166A Summer 2024

Course Number:
WLD 166A
Course Title:
Beginning Weld Practice Metal Sculpting
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Course Description

Introduce welding processes and weld shop safety. Safety and operation of the oxy-acetylene cutting process as well as an overview of multiple weld processes and their essential variables as related to the fabrication of metal sculpture. 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, safety and environmental awareness, communication, computations and human relations.

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 an understanding of the strengths and limitations of multiple weld processes to produce welds appropriate to their application in the fabrication of metal sculpture

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed on his/her ability to demonstrate the development of course outcomes designed by the instructor and student. The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following: observations, 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 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).

Develop knowledge and skills in the Welding.


The instructor and the student will design the course outcomes.