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Welding Technology

Welding Degree        
Welding Certificate

NORTH
Associate of Science (316.4)

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment in the scientific and industrial areas requiring welding specialists. Courses in mathematics, science and blueprint reading are required elements of the degree. Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following external industry certifying examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding- D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position, Flux Core Arc Welding - AWS D1.1/AWS D1.5 one-inch plate vertical position and six-inch Pipe SCHD 80 in the 6G position. Additionally, advanced certifications are available through our restrictive elective course offerings.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Utilize safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
  2. Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
  3. Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
  4. Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (AWS) weld symbols.
  5. Apply gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and set-up procedures for metals such as aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

The Welding Technology program is located at the CCAC–West Hills center as a day or evening program. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area Career and Technology Center (CTC), trade school or from the military. Students will be required to purchase welding tools and equipment.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as a welder, a welding shop supervisor or as an advanced certified welder.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60

First Semester

Course #

 

Course Name

 

Credits 

WLD-101      

 

Welding Fundamentals

 

WLD-102

 

Advanced Welding

 

WLD-107

 

Blueprint Reading for Welders

 

WLD-201

 

Preparation for Welding Certification

 

WLD-202

 

MIG & TIG Processes

 

WLD-221

 

Brazing & Welding

 

 

 

Total Credits 

 

18 

Second Semester

MAT-108
MAT-191

 

Intermediate Algebra1 or
Mathematics for the Industries

 

3  

PHS-161
PHY100

 

Physical Science for the Industries or
Basic Physics1

 

3  

PSY-101
PSY-116

 

Introduction to Psychology1 or
Organizational Psychology

 

WLD-211

 

Welding Inspection

 

3

WLD-217

 

MIG Flux Core Certification

 

3

  

Total Credits

 

15

Third Semester

ENG-101

 

English Composition 1

 

3

MMT-130

 

Job Safety & First Aid

 

1

SPH-101

 

Oral Communication

 

3

WLD-222

 

Pipe Welding 1 Basic

 

3

 

 

Computer Information Technology Elective

 

 

 

 

Restricted Electives2

 

3

  

Total Credits

 

14

Fourth Semester

ENG-103
ENG-102

 

Technical Communications or
English Composition 21

 

3

WLD-223

 

Pipe Welding 2 Advanced

 

3

  

General Electives

 

7

  

Total Credits

 

13

1 Recommended for transfer students
     

2 Restricted Electives

EGR-100 Engineering Seminar 

1

HIS-151 History of American Labor 

3

MFT-141

 

Introduction to Machining 

 

3

SDS-112

 

The Job Search

 

1

SET-105 Technical Computing 

3

WLD-208

 

Advanced Drawing & Reading for Fabrication

 

3

WLD-224

 

Pipe 3 Downhill Pipe welding

 

3

WLD-400

 

Welding Co-op

 

3

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Welding

NORTH
Certificate (317.3)

This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as a welder in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four (4) months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:  

  1. Utilize safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
  2. Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
  3. Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
  4. Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (ASW) weld symbols.
  5. Demonstrate Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel.

The CCAC–North Campus Welding Certificate is available at the CCAC–West Hills Center. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area vocational/technical school, trade school or in the military. Students should be advised at the West Hills Center.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

 

Course #

 

Course Name

 

Credits

WLD-101    

 

Welding Fundamentals

 

3

 

WLD-102

 

Advanced Welding

 

3

WLD-107 

Blueprint Reading for Welders

 

3

WLD-201

 

Preparation for Welding Certification         

 

3

WLD-202

 

MIG & TIG Processes

 

3

WLD-221

 

Brazing & Welding

 

3

  

Total Credits

 

18

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