APPT 189: WELDING/OXYGEN-ACETYLENE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||20 lecture, 103 laboratory per quarter (123 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship Program.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A student will be able to demonstrate proper flame cutting techniques on steel plate and pipe.
- A student will be able to demonstrate the proper assembly of oxy-fuel equipment.
- A student will be able to describe electrodes and the fundamental operating characteristics of SMAW.
The student will be able to:
A. Perform pipefitting and welding
B. Perform oxy-acetylene cutting in the pipefitting industry
C. Learn safety related to welding and burning
1. Review safety specifications for set up and teardown
2. Review OSHA practices
B. Welding and cutting techniques
1. Weld metal plate and pipe to industry standards
2. Prepare pipe ends for welding
3. Complete test coupon in 6G position in both SMAW and GTAW applications
4. Become competent with oxy/acetylene cutting torch
Students will work individually and in teams to practice the welding and burning techniques used on the job site in this laboratory:
A. Basic Welding Techniques
B. Pipe Fitting and Welding
C. Oxy-fuel Cutting SMAW Welding Techniques
D. Welding Safety Practices
E. GTAW Welding Techniques
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Welding and oxy-acetylene torch
C. Personal protective equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Group and classroom participation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. Welding Practices & Procedures for the Pipe Trades. 2016.
International Pipe Trades Joint Training Committee, Inc.. Oxy-Fuel Cutting & Welding and Shielded Metal-Arc Welding. 2007.
Although one or more of these texts are older than the recommended 5 years they conform to national training standards and are considered seminal works in the discipline.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Readings from the textbooks. Examples include:
1. Perform lay-out of oxy-fuel cutting and welding procedures
2. Use instruments for piping systems layouts
B. Writing assignments. Examples include:
1. Perform math calculations for pipe measurements
2. Utilize geometry formulas for piping systems
3. Apply formulas from oxy-fuel cutting and welding