SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2021 6:23:19 PMWELD 113 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WELD 113Title:  THERMAL CUTTING  
Full Title:  Thermal Cutting Processes
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the principles of thermal cutting processes. Covers the setup and safe use of Oxy-fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) equipment

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of WELD 170


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent; and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MACH 161

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the principles of thermal cutting processes. Covers the setup and safe use of Oxy-fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) equipment
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of WELD 170
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent; and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MACH 161
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Demonstrate setup and safe use of Oxy-fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) and Air Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) equipment.
2. Demonstrate competent hand-eye coordination necessary to control molten metal and produce aesthetically pleasing cutting in various metals.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Categorize the personal traits that employer look for in their employees.
2.   Compare and contrast common types of thermal cutting process used in industry.
3.   Recognize common safety hazards associated with thermal cutting.
4.   Name the various components of an oxy-fuel gas cutting outfit.
5.   Utilize best practice oxy-fuel cutting techniques to produce quality cuts in metal.
6.   Identify oxy-fuel cutting operational issues and make appropriate repairs as needed.
7.   Ascertain oxy-fuel cutting performance issues and implement effective solutions to improve
      cutting operations.
8.   Classify the various components of a plasma arc cutting outfit.
9.   Utilize best practice plasma arc cutting techniques to produce quality cuts in metal.
10. Identify plasma cutting operational issues and make appropriate repairs as needed.
11. Determine plasma cutting performance issues and implement effective solutions to improve
      cutting operations.
12. Identify the various components of an air carbon arc cutting outfit.
13. Apply best practice air carbon arc cutting techniques to produce quality cuts in metal.
14. Detect air carbon arc cutting operational issues and make appropriate repairs as needed.
15. Determine air carbon arc cutting performance issues and implement effective solutions to
      improve cutting operations.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
    A. Overview and comparison of processes
         1. Plasma cutting
         2. Oxy-acetylene cutting
         3. Air-arc gouging
    B. Tools and equipment
    C. Safety
    D. Speed and quality
    E. Most common industrial applications
    F. Materials appropriate to each process
II. Oxy-acetylene Cutting
    A. Lecture
         1. Safety
         2. Gases
         3. Tanks
         4. Torches
         5. Accessories
         6. Applications
         7. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
    B. Lab
         1. Setting up and shutting down equipment
         2. Cutting
              a. Straight line cuts
              b. Circles
              c. Bevels
              d. Changing cutting direction
              e. Free-form cutting
              f. Stack cutting
III. Plasma Cutting
    A. Lecture
         1. Safety
         2. Gases
         3. Tanks
         4. Torches
         5. Accessories
         6. Applications
         7. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
         8. Stack cutting production methods
    B. Lab
         1. Setting up and shutting down equipment
         2. Cutting
              a. Straight line cuts
              b. Circles
              c. Bevels
              d. Changing cutting direction
              e. Free-form cutting
              f. Stack cutting
IV.  Air-arc Gouging
    A. Lecture
         1. Safety
         2. Gases
         3. Tanks
         4. Torches
         5. Accessories
         6. Applications
              a. New fabrications
              b. Salvage and repair
         7. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
    B. Lab
         1. Setting up and shutting down equipment
         2. Groove cutting
         3. Weld removal
         4. Full penetration
         5. Joint preparation
         6. Back gouging
V.   Economics of Processes
    A. Cost of set-ups
    B. Production speed
    C. Purchasing equipment

Assignments:
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Assigned projects should supplement the course content
 
Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly reading assignments, 10-15 pages per week
2. Homework
3. Quizzes and Exams
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Equipment set-up and shut down
2. Cutting projects--samples of each process
3. Final project: manipulate a cutting course to result in a given shape

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Equipment set up and shut down; cutting projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes, exams, and final project
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Modern Welding. 12th ed. Bowditch, William and Bowditch, Kevin and Bowditch, Mark. Goodheart-Willcox. 2020
Instructor prepared materials.

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