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WELDING TECHNOLOGY

WT 15X
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL)(1-4)

This program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or  voluntary, in the occupation of the student's major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total  credit.  The student must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).This plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester and work full-time the next semester.  A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enroll in one  other course.  A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.  This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

WT 30/60
WELDING TECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 lecture hours or 54 laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject. These course may be taken for CR/NC.

WT 40
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING(2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory Welding Technology 40 consists of practical and theoretical instruction in oxy-acetylene welding, stick electrode welding, torch cutting, brazing, and hard facing. (AA, CSU)

WT 41
INTERMEDIATE WELDING(2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory  Prerequisite:  WT 40 or equivalent.

Welding Technology 41 provides instruction in  advanced stick electrode and oxy-acetylene welding along with pipe-fitting and welding techniques, advanced oxy-acetylene cutting, and fixed position welding.  (AA, CSU)

WT 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per  49/99 series. Welding 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA,CSU)

WT 56
BLUEPRINT
READING(2 )

Class Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory 

Prerequisite:  Mechanical drawing desirable.  Welding Technology 56 provides instruction in the reading of technical drawings and American Welding Society weld symbols.  Sketching for communication and pipe joint pattern drawing are also taught. (AA)

WT 67
WELDING PROJECTS(2)

Class Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Strongly Recommended Preparation:  WT 40, WT 44 or equivalent.  Welding Technology 67 is designed for the second semester welding student who might desire to use his/her newly developed skills in the construction of a small welding project.  The class will cover planning, cost of materials, correct welding design and construction. May be taken four times for credit. (AA)

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