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Modesto Junior College
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Public Safety and Technical Education

Welding Technology

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ThWelding Program offers instruction in basic and advanced welding.  All types of welding processes are covered in the instruction, such as Shielded Metal Arc welding (Stick), Oxyacetylene welding and cuttingGas Tungsten Arc welding(TIG), Wire feed processes of Gas Metal Arc (MIG), and Flux Core Arc weldingThe program is designed to teach students welding of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Instruction is given in the various welding techniques, including flat, vertical, over head, and pipe. Related technical phases of welding are also covered. Students may attain the craftsman level, learn layout and blueprint reading, and become qualified to take the American Welding Society Structural Code Certification welding test. Both day and evening classes are available.            

WELD 200—ARC & GAS WELDING/ 3 Units
Introduction and basic instruction in theory and techniques in oxyacetylene welding and cutting and shielded metal arc welding. Safety and machine operation in the welding shop will be presented in lecture as well as “hands on” laboratory experiences. Field trips may be required. Lecture/ Laboratory. Materials fee required. Transfer: CSU (A-F Only)

WELD 204—GAS METAL ARC (MIG) AND FLUX CORE ARC WELDING (FCAW)/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 200 Formerly listed as WELD 202.
Welding stainless steel, aluminum, and ferrous metals using the Metallic Inert Gas (MIG)/Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Qualification procedures for the American Welding Society (A.W.S.) D1-1 certification for mild steel and aluminum. Field trips may be required. Lecture/Laboratory.  Materials fee required. Transfer: CSU. (A-F or P/NP)

WELD 206—GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (TIG)/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 200 Formerly listed as WELD 202.
Advanced arc welding procedures for stainless steel, aluminum, and ferrous metals utilizing the gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) process. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.) certification qualification procedure. Field trips may be required. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. Transfer: CSU. (A-F or P/NP)

WELD 300—INTERMEDIATE WELDING/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 200
Intermediate level instruction in the application of S.M.A.W. (Shielded Metallic Arc Welding) and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, testing procedures and tolerances to meet A.W.S. (American Welding Society) and A.S.M.E. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) codes. Course provides additional skill building preparatory to certification coursework. Field trips required. Lecture/Laboratory.  Materials fee required. (A-F Only)

WELD 325—DESIGN AND FABRICATION PROCESSES/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 200 and 204.
Theory of drawing to include techniques of sketching out ideas through the development and layout of final blueprints. Estimating cost including the selection of appropriate materials and fabrication processes. Projects are required. Two completions maximum. Field trips may be required.  Lecture/Laboratory. (A-F Only)

WELD 340—PIPE WELDING/ 3 Units
Prerequisite: WELD 200 and 300.
Introduction to general pipe fitting, welding procedures, applied layout and fit-up techniques.  Field trips required. Three completions maximum. Lecture/Laboratory. Materials fee required. (A-F or P/NP)

ADVISORY MEETING MINUTES:

 Professor Sonny Gumm

Professor Sonny Gumm
(209) 575-6336
COURSES: WELD 200, WELD 204, WELD 206, WELD 300

Adjunct Instructor Jesse Ray

Adj. Instructor Jesse Ray
(209) 575-6336 
COURSES: WELD 200, WELD 204, WELD 206, WELD 300, WELD 325, WELD 340

Adj. Instructor "Bud" Cully
COURSES: Faculty Emeritus

Adj. Instructor Manuel Cunha

COURSES: WELD 200, SM331, SM 332


Adj. Instructor Eric Turner

COURSES: WELD 200