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APPR 151: OXY-ACC, ARC & PLASTIC WELDING, SOLDERING/BRAZING

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 5
Hours: 37 lecture, 86 laboratory per quarter (123 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing/Pipefitting/Refrigeration/HVAC Apprenticeship Program.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 3- Demonstrate proper practices used in brazing copper pipe joints and other metals.
  • 1- Demonstrate the proper and safe use of oxygen/acetylene welding and cutting equipment.
  • 2- Demonstrate proper practices used in soldering copper pipe joints.

Description

Second-year course of the Plumber & Pipefitter Apprenticeship Program. The course will provide students with a working knowledge of welding principles, as they relate to oxygen/acetylene burning, brazing, soldering and welding. The Apprentice Plumber is a 5-year certificate program. No certification for welding provided in this course.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate safety policies and guidelines related to welding and burning
B. Demonstrate welding techniques and methods
C. Explain how to weld pipe
D. Explain brazing techniques
E. Explain soldering techniques

Course Content

A. Safety
1. Review safety specifications for setup and teardown
2. Review OSHA practices
B. Welding Techniques
1. Weld a metal plate and pipe to standards and specifications
2. Complete a test coupon
C. Pipe Welding
1. Weld joints for pipe
2. Oxy-acetylene welding
D. Brazing Techniques
1. Joint preparation
2. Complete test fabrications
E. Soldering Techniques
1. Joint preparation
2. Complete test fabrications

Lab Content

Students will work individually and in teams practicing welding and burning techniques used on the job site:
A. Basic Welding Techniques
B. Pipe Fitting and Welding
C. Oxy-fuel Cutting
D. Welding Safety Practices
E. Brazing Techniques
F. Welding Techniques

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Laboratory with welding, brazing and soldering equipment
B. Personal protective equipment

Method(s) of Evaluation

Written examination
Hands-on demonstrations
Safety
Group and classroom participation
Punctuality

Method(s) of Instruction

Lectures and classroom discussions on welding/oxy-acetylene
Laboratory (hands-on) welding assignments
Demonstrations of skills in front of classroom

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. Oxy/Fuel Cutting and Welding/Shielded Metal Arc Welding Manual. 2006.

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. Pipe Trades Pocket Manual. 2006.

International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. Pipe Fitters Hand Book. 2006.

Although one or more of these texts may be older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, they remain seminal texts in this area of study.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Readings from the pocket manual on welding and the Pipe Fitters Hand Book:
1. The theory of SMAW welding as it pertains to the trades
2. The theory of GTAW as it pertains to the trades
B. Writing assignments include homework from:
1. Written OSHA practices used in the laboratory
2. Types of welding techniques used for various applications
3. Welding safety enforced in the field

Discipline(s)

Plumbing OR Steamfitting OR Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating