Welding

Division: Industry & Technology

Welding is an academic discipline concerned with the study of metal fabrication, weld metal transfer and the use of different shielding gases. The skills developed in this discipline will include metallurgy, print reading, design and creation, multi-position welding, weld joint design, use of common welding applications and basic material science.

Career options include positions in construction, manufacturing, metal fabrication, welding related inspection, education, technical sales and artistic welding. A higher degree maybe required to meet minimum job requirements depending on the position.

Transfer requirements in welding are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Contact Information

Welding Instructor Faculty Contact

Randy Emery | (559) 688-3180 | randye@cos.edu 
Tulare Center Building C: Room C | Tulare Campus   

Chris Huff | (559) 688-3181 | christopherhu@cos.edu

Industry and Technology Division Chair

Randy Emery | (559) 688-3180 | randye@cos.edu
Tulare Center Building C: Room C | Tulare Campus

Dean of CTE and Workforce Development

Jonna Schengel, Ed.D, MA, PT | (559) 688-3027 | jonnas@cos.edu
Tulare College Center | Building A 107 | Tulare Campus

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES


WELD 104 Metal Sculpture 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
This course in metal sculpture is designed to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding historical and contemporary three dimensional design concepts on a beginning level. The emphasis is on personal expression through a variety of metals and a wide range of possible applications.
WELD 105 Metalcraft Welding & Forging 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
Instruction in metalcraft welding and forging techniques, basic tools for welded craft projects and sculpture, theory of abstract shapes and designs, plus principles of using various metal types will introduce the concepts of metal craft welding.
WELD 107 Forging and Wrought Iron 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
WELD 107 offers the student both theory and concepts, in addition to the application of artistic metal working. Both the practical and the abstract notions of working hot metal and forging as they are applied to iron sculptures will be covered.
WELD 161 Oxyacetylene Welding 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
Introduction to the concepts and interpretation of principles of oxyacetylene welding, braze welding, brazing soldering, flame spraying and flame cutting of common ferrous and non-ferrous sheet, plate and pipe. Properties of ferrous materials and principles of destructive testing of welded materials complete the program.
WELD 162 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
Introduction to the theory and concepts as applied to shielded metal arc welding. Introduction to modern solid shield technology and ferrous filler metals. Students will learn the theory of ferrous metallurgy and its application to shielded metal arc welding. Once students understand the theory and concepts of shielded metal arc welding, they will move into the application of the principles of position and out of position welding.
WELD 171 Specialty Metals Welding 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
The course applies the basic concepts of science to welding specialty metals and non-destructive testing. Theory of electricity, magnetism, atomic structure, and thermodynamics, as used by technicians, are topics covered in this course.
WELD 172 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
Introduction to the theory and concepts as applied to gas tungsten arc welding. Introduction to modern shielding gas technology, non-ferrous filler metals. Students will learn the theory of ferrous metallurgy and its application to destructive testing of welded materials.
WELD 175 Metal Working for Engineers 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
This course is designed to offer the engineering student the opportunity to learn concepts and principles and to apply them to the basic skills of the welder. Oxyfuel, shielded Metal Arc and Gas Metal Arc Welding basics will be covered.
WELD 181 Blueprint Reading/Metallurgy 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course combines the fundamental concepts and theories of blueprint reading relating to the concepts, as well as the application, of welded assemblies. The theory of ferrous metal identification and the concept of preparation of metal samples for identification prepares students entering the fabrication, construction or welding engineering fields.
WELD 265 Welding Upgrade 1 - 4 unit(s)
Hours: 1 - 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 - 3 Lab
A variable unit course in specific metal joining processes. Various fusion processes will be demonstrated and can be practiced for proficient skill level by students.
WELD 273 Stainless Steel Weld / Repair 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
This course is designed to give welding students training in the practice, theory, and skill of welding stainless steel. Both repair and fabrication, as well as concepts to sanitary tube welding and fabrication, will be covered.
WELD 274 Aluminum Welding 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
The course is designed to give welding students training in the practice, theory and skill in the welding of aluminum, both repair and fabrication, as well as application to all structural shapes and levels of alloys.
WELD 275 Welding Codes/Certification 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
This welding course is for students to perform certification weldments. American Welding Society certifications will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course. Industry standards and principles of inspection criteria will be covered.
WELD 276 Metal Fabrication 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
This course is designed for the students to develop the concepts and apply the theories of the skills of a welder fabricator. This is a project-based course that will introduce students to the abstraction of design, layout, pricing and construction of metal projects.
WELD 277 Industrial Piping Systems 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
The modern welding industry serves a multitude of industrial applications. One of the largest of these is the welding of piping systems. This class will introduce students not only to the welding of pipes, but also pipe fitting and all entry-level pipe maintenance skills.
WELD 400 Welding Technology 0 unit(s)
Hours: 15 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
10 Lab
Skills of Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) welding in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions to code specifications. Oxy-fuel flame, plasma, and carbon arc cutting.
WELD 401 Stainless Steel Purge Welding 0 unit(s)
Hours: 6 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
3 Lab
This course will expose students to unique environmental and trade specific challenges of welding food grade stainless steel. Students will have the opportunity to become certified stainless steel purge welders. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to attend 10 hours of OSHA construction training and receive an OSHA 10 card.

Welding

Emery, Randy
Certification, American Welding Society

Huff, Christopher