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Brett Camacho  - Instructor & Trades Department Chair  brett.camacho@fresnocitycollege.edu

Theo Davis - Instructor theo.davis@fresnocitycollege.edu

Welding is essential to the development and advancement of many industries. Welding is one of the principal means of fabricating and repairing metal products. Companies have found welding to be the most efficient, dependable, and economical way to repair and fabricate all commercial products and structures in construction. It is hard to name a industry that does not employ some type of welding today.

Here at Fresno City College the Welding technology department has been able to train many students in the expanding field of welding. Most students here are starting their training as a welder for the first time and there are many students that are in the field already but are being certified in another classification of welding. This department has the capabilities to train and certify a student interested in these types of welding: 

SMAW ( Shield Metal-Arc Welding ) STICK 
GMAW ( Gas Metal-Arc Welding ) MIG     
FCAW (Flux Cored-Arc Welding) 
GTAW ( Gas Tungsten-Arc Welding ) TIG 
OAW ( Oxyacetylene Welding ) 
Flame and Plasma cutting

Students learn about safety equipment operation, and the setting-up process, joint design and welding terms and the essential art of welding aluminum, steel and stainless steel.

The instructors have been in the industry of welding for many years and understand the demands being set from companies for a successful commercial welder. The instructors also have expectations for all students enrolled in this program and firmly believe in the importance of patience and quality. They have the ability to bring many of the students to a qualified level needed to succeed.

Welding Technology provides an opportunity for students to prepare for employment in welding and metal working occupations. Specific preparation is provided in welded metal fabrication or pipe and structural steel certification procedures by selecting one of the options described below. High-level mathematics and sciences courses may be substituted in the core courses list to transfer this program to a related major at CSU.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

WELDING TECHNOLOGY
Welding technology provides an opportunity for students to prepare for employment in welding and metal occupations. Specific preparation is provided in welding and metal fabrication or pipe and steel certification procedures.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

FIRST YEAR

First Semester   Units
AT 10 Technical Computer Applications 2
AT 130 Industrial Math OR  
    MATH 101 Elementary Math (or Higher Level) 3
DRAFT 12 Board Drafting Practices 3
WELD 2A Intro to Welding Technology 5
 

 Total

13
 
Second Semester   Units
AT 21 Occupational Safety & Health 2
AT 40 Preparing for Employment Opportunities 3
WELD 2B Advanced Processes MIG & TIG 5
   

                                                                Total

10


METAL FABRICATION OPTION- MAJOR # 8371
Instruction in the design and fabrication of metal projects by welding. Skills will be taught in design, manufacturing processes, production techniques, and material cost estimation.

SECOND YEAR

First Semester    Units
CADD 14 Computer Aided Drafting 3
WELD 3A Welding Design and Fabrication 5
 

Total

8

Second Semester   Units
WELD 3B  Advanced Welding Design and Fabrication 5
Elective   2-3
 

Total

7-8

 

PIPE AND STRUCTURAL STEEL CERTIFICATION OPTION - MAJOR # 8372
Pre-employment training for structural steel and pipe welding technicians. An emphasis is placed on developing certification code-level proficiency in the use of shielded metal arc and flux cored arc welding procedures used in the construction of components on bridges, building, and pressure vessel
systems.

SECOND YEAR

First Semester   Units
WELD 4A Heavy Plate, Structural Steel Welding & Certification 5
Elective   3
 

Total

8

Second Semester   Units
WELD 4B Pipe, Tube Welding and Certification
5
Elective 3
 

Total

8

Recommended Electives: CAM 10, CADD 24, CADD 34, ENGR 10, ENGR 11, WELD 19, WELD 56.

 

WELDING DESIGN AND FABRICATION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - MAJOR # Pending     Pre-employment training for an entry level job in the welding fabrication industry.  Instruction in the design and fabrication of metal projects will be completed through the welding process.  Skills will be taught in design, materials, cost estimation and manufacturing processes.

UNITS
AT 10 Technical Computer Application 2     
CADD 14 2D CAD 1 3
WELD 3A Welding Design and Fabrication 5
WELD 3B Advanced Welding Design and Fabrication 5

 

Total

15

 

WELDING MULTI-PROCESS CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - MAJOR # 8373

Pre-employment training for an entry level job in the welding industry. Instruction in the areas of shielded metal, gas metal, gas tungsten and flux cored arc welding along with oxyacetylene welding and cutting and plasma cutting will be presented.  Skills will include welding in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions with the various processes as well as welding with aluminum and stainless steel with the Gas Metal and Gas Tungsten arc welding processes.  Students will also use common power and hand tools to compliment related to the welding industry.

UNITS
AT 130 Industrial Mathmatics 3
DRAFT 12 Drafting Practices 3
WELD 2A Introduction to Welding Techology 6
WELD 2B Advanced Multi-Process Welding 5

Total

17

 

Last updated: 4/20/2012 4:24:00 PM