SRJC Course Outlines

2/26/2024 11:17:51 PMWELD 170 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WELD 170Title:  BEGINNING WELDING  
Full Title:  Beginning Welding: Fundamentals of Arc and Gas Welding
Last Reviewed:11/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.004 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  WELD 70

Catalog Description:
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The student will learn the fundamentals of arc and oxy-acetylene welding, and oxy-acetylene flame cutting. Topics will include safety, shop practices, and preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) welding certifications.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The student will learn the fundamentals of arc and oxy-acetylene welding, and oxy-acetylene flame cutting. Topics will include safety, shop practices, and preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) welding certifications.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate use of tools and equipment in a welding shop per American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety standards Z49.
2. Perform arc weld from the flat, fillet weld position per AWS standards.
3. Perform oxy-acetylene weld on a butt joint, lap joint, fillet joint, and brazing fillet joint per AWS standards.
4. Demonstrate ability to safely use oxy-acetylene cutting torch per AWS standards.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe and demonstrate principles of welding safety per ANSI and AWS standards.
2. Identify components of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment.
3. Recognize a transformer, rectifier, and motor generator type welding machine.
4. Explain electrical terms, including AC and DC welding current.
5. Identify components of shielded metal arc welding equipment.
6. Safely set up and place in operation oxy-acetylene and shielded metal arc welding equipment.
7. Differentiate between plain carbon steel, alloy steel, ferrous metals, and non-ferrous metals.
8. Produce a sample butt joint, lap joint, fillet weld, and braze welded fillet using the oxy-acetylene welding process.
9. Produce a sample of free hand flame cutting and straight line beveling and piercing.
10. Produce a sample of stringer beads, padding, in the flat position, a multipass fillet weld in the horizontal position, a lap joint and a fillet weld in the vertical down position using shielded metal arc welding.
11. Identify filler metals for oxy-acetylene and arc welding.
12. Recognize uses and purposes of a light, medium and heavy flux coated arc welding electrode, such as E-6010, E-6011, E-6013, E-7014, E-7018, and E-7024.

Topics and Scope
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I. Shielded Metal Arc Equipment
    A. Arc welding safety per ANSI standard Z49.1
    B. Electrical terms
    C. Welding machines
    D. Personal equipment
    E. Shop equipment
    F. Basic welding terms
II. Oxy-Acetylene Equipment
    A. Oxy-acetylene safety per ANSI standard Z49.1
    B. Oxy-acetylene chemistry
    C. Compressed gas cylinders
    D. Pressure regulators
    E. Hose, torches, and tips
    F. Review of safety features and procedures in handling equipment
III. Metallurgy
    A. Steel production
    B. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
    C. Alloy steels
    D. Effects of heat during welding
    E. Metals identification
IV. Striking an Arc
    A. Arc welding electrode selection
    B. Adjusting equipment
    C. Running short beads
    D. Running continuous beads
    E. Fillet welds
    F. Vertical down beads
    G. Joint design
    H. Manipulative practice
    I. Safety procedures related to striking an arc
V. Oxy-Acetylene Welding
    A. Tip selection and flame settings
    B. Torch position and motion
    C. Selecting a filler rod
    D. Laying beads with a filler rod
    E. Joint design
    F. Butt joint, lap joint, and fillet welds
    G. Manipulative practice
    H. Welding safely
VI. Flame Cutting
    A. Cutting safety per ANSI standard Z49.1
    B. Cutting torches
    C. Gas pressure settings
    D. Flame settings
    E. Torch manipulation
    F. Manipulative practice
    G. Safety issues related to flame cutting
VII. Brazing
    A. Joint preparation
    B. Filler rod selection
    C. Flame settings
    D. Fluxes
    E. Temperature control
    F. Manipulative practice
    G. Safety issues related to brazing
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly reading (5-25 pages)
2. Reading quizzes based on handouts developed by AWS, SRJC Welding program, and from manufacturers (7-14)
3. Class notes in student notebook/ binder
4. Closed-book safety tests which includes AWS and department safety issues and procedures. 100% score required to pass
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Practical skills assignments and welding samples
 
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Midterm and final exam (includes written and practical portions) based on AWS licensing requirements and SRJC Welding program questions. Passing score per department grading policy.

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 - 10%
Class notes in student notebook/ binder
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
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Practical skills assignments and welding samples
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Reading quizzes; safety tests; midterm and final exam
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 Wilcox. 2020.
Instructor prepared materials

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