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Welding 1
Introduction to Welding Process

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students are introduced to welding processes with a primary focus on developing manipulative skills. Welding processes covered include oxy-acetylene, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and flux cored arc. The course also includes a study of occupational safety, weld symbols, print reading, metal fabrication, and joint design.

Welding 2abc
Basic Welding Technology

8 units; 5 hours lecture, 10 hours lab
Prerequisite: Welding 1 or 21 with a minimum
grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU
This is an intermediate welding course with emphasis on the weldability of mild steel, low-alloy steel, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum utilizing all of the appropriate welding processes. The course will include welding safety, nomenclature, weld symbols and Los Angeles City Structural Certification specifications.

Welding 15ab
Basic Welding for Allied Fields

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a basic course for students in allied fields that utilize welding processses. Students will be introduced to welding equipment, nomenclature, safety, and the oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc, and gas metal arc welding processes. Manipulative skills will be developed in cutting and welding in the flat and in the vertical down positions.

Welding 19ab
Layout Pipefitter

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Welding 1 or 21 with a minimum
grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a welding course designed to introduce the student to pipe layout procedures and pipe fabrication. The course covers template development, layout techniques, fabrication skills, nomenclature and field measurement skills.

Welding 21
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a basic course in shielded metal arc welding designed to provide the student with manipulative cutting and welding skills in the flat and horizontal fillet positions. The course also includes a study of welding nomenclature, equipment, occupational safety, joint design, electrode classification, weld symbols, and blueprint reading.

Welding 23abc
Arc Welding Certification

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Welding 1 or 21 with a minimum
grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for the advanced arc welding student preparing for an American Welding Society (AWS) Structural and Light Gauge Certification, Los Angeles City Structural Light Gauge and Reinforcing Steel Welding Certification or California State Welding Certification. The welding and certification of hi-pressure pipe is not covered in this course.

Welding 27abc
(formerly 27ab)
Pipe Welding and Pipe Fabrication

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Welding 1 or Welding 21 with
a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a welding course designed to introduce the student to pipe welding procedures and pipe fabrication. The course covers types of pipe and piping, identification of pipe, pipe welding procedures and processes, joint fabrication, and pipe layout procedures.

Welding 40abcd
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
(GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a four-semester course in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) developing manipulative skills using alternating currents (AC) and direct currents (DC) on ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Emphasis on certification shall be placed in the last two semesters.

Welding 45ab
Structural Fabrication and Blueprint Reading

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Welding 1 or 21 with
a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This welding course is designed to focus on those skills required to fabricate a project from a blueprint to the finished product. Emphasis is placed on blueprint reading,  proper use of tools and equipment, math, and shop safety.

Welding 50
Special Topics in Welding

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Welding more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Welding 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged

Enrollment Limitation:

Parallel Plan
(Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major


Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Welding field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Welding 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged

Enrollment Limitation:
Two courses in Welding with a minimum grade of B in
each and acknowledgment by the instructor
with whom student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Welding not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Welding projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

 

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1111 E. Artesia Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
Tel: (310) 900-1600
 Last Updated On: 1/30/09