Welding Technologies (AAT)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
Course Options5
Computational Skills
Course Options5
Human Relations
Course Options5
Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID1
WELD 102INTRODUCTION TO WELDING6
WELD 110WELDING BLUEPRINT READING5
Select an option from the following:12
Option One:
GAS METAL ARC WELDING (6 credits/units)
GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION (6 credits/units)
Option Two:
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I (1 credit/unit)
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II (1 credit/unit)
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III (1 credit/unit)
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I (3 credits/units)
WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II (3 credits/units)
WELDED SCULPTURE LAB III (3 credits/units)
WELD 142FLUX CORE ARC WELDING6
WELD 143FLUX CORE ARC FABRICATION6
WELD 144SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING6
WELD 145SHIELDED METAL ARC FABRICATION6
WELD 156WELDING CERTIFICATION2
WELD 240GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING6
WELD 241GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION6
WELD 242ADVANCED WIRE FEED WELDING6
WELD 243ADVANCED WIRE FEED FABRICATION6
WELD 244ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING6
WELD 245ADVANCED GAS TUNGSTEN ARC FABRICATION6
MACH 235ELEMENTARY METALLURGY2
MACH 236ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB2
Total Credits/Units105

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies effectively. Assess a victim(s) condition and determine proper care. Administer rescue breathing and CPR to adults. Identify injury prevention strategies. Assess a victim(s) condition and preform appropriate first aid. Determine the appropriate and proper response to situational questions and select the best answer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use all metal working shop equipment and perform safety inspections of said equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully weld and understand the processes and equipment used in manual and semi-automatic welding.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with basic shop drawings through assessments and sketching exercises.  Identify and explain multi-view drawings, drawing line conventions, title blocks, bill of materials, dimensions and tolerances.  Demonstrate the use and interpretation of welding symbols under AWS A2.4 standards, as they pertain to weld joint geometry.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GMAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments. Describe OFC and PAC principles of operation.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of common hand tools. Apply GMAW in the assembly of layout projects. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GMAW weldments. Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to layout projects.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of FCAW electrodes. Describe the functions of FCAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW weldments. Describe OFC, PAC and CAG-A principles of operation.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, CAC-A and SMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of SMAW electrodes. Describe the functions of SMAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of SMAW weldments. Describe OFC and CAC-A principles of operation.
  • Obtain or work towards AWS certifications in multiple process. Enhance skills in FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, SAW, PAC and Oxy/fuel cutting processes.
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to OFC, PAW and GTAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments. Identify, select and proper use of layout tools.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to FCAW & GMAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of specialty wire feed equipment. Apply FCAW/GMAW in out of position welding. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of FCAW/GMAW weldments. Apply OFC and PAC principles of operation to weld assignments.
  • Identify and use Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GMAW, FCAW, SAW welding, and OFC & PAC cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of wire electrodes in fabrication. Describe the functions of wire feed power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of wire feed weldments. Identify, select and proper use of layout tools.
  • Identify and describe Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to GTAW welding and cutting processes. Understand and explain the use of GTAW electrodes. Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls. Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments. Describe PAW and PAC principles of operation.
  • Recognize the many types of metals and their use. Write and speak clearly about the characteristics of metals. Define and use metallurgical terminology on tests, for written and/or oral reports and during individual and group presentations. Analyze lab results and understand their close relationship to everyday living. Apply metallurgical knowledge to welding and machining metals as-well-as other trade uses. Assess the value of metals in everyday use.