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Welding Program
 
Welding / 1
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for welding. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic welding which incorporates principles of sustainable and green technology. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on resource management, trade mathematics, welding symbols and codes, welding metallurgy, tools and equipment, and the techniques involved in surface welds, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxyacetylene cutting, brazing and welding tubing.
 
Welding / 2
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for welding. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic welding which incorporates principles of sustainable and green technology. Instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, employability skills, and welding metallurgy, and introductory entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on advanced trade mathematics, equipment and processes, and the techniques involved in fillet welds and plasma arc cutting.
 
Welding / 3
This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for welding. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic welding which incorporates principles of sustainable and green technology. Instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the basic geometric and trigonometric requirements of the industry and the tools, equipment and techniques used in groove welding, air carbon arc process and combination welding. It also focuses on meeting the requirements of the City of Los Angeles Departmental Welding Exams adopted from the American Welding Society (AWS) procedures. An introduction to fabrication and robotics are also included.