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General Welding

This degree/certificate is designed to provide students with necessary skills for employment in the general welding field.

The objective of this degree/certificate is to provide students with an understanding of the terminology, concepts, procedures and skills used in the welding field to equip them with the fundamental skills necessary for entry- and intermediate-level employment.

To graduate with a specialization in Welding Technology, students must complete all requirements for GENERAL WELDING CERTIFICATE with a Grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate of Science Degree (minimum total of 60 units).

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select

Students must complete ALL of the REQUIRED COURSES plus ONE of the RESTRICTED ELECTIVE COURSES.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC087 Technical Calculations 4
  or
MATH942 Arithmetic 3
  or
Eligibility for MATH 952 as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0 - 4
WELD010 Introduction to Welding 2
WELD012 Oxy-Acetylene Welding 2
WELD015 Beginning Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 2
WELD027 Inspection of Welds: Destructive Tests 3
  or
WELD028 Inspection of Welds: Non-Destructive Examination 3
WELD045 Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD046 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD060 Layout Fitter 3
WELD066 Los Angeles City Welding Certification 3
WELD077 Introduction to Continuous Wire Welding 2
 
Total Units 23 - 27

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