Welding (Associate's)

by Los Angeles Pierce College
The Associate of Science in Gas and Electric Welding degree is intended for students who are looking to develop their trade skills in Gas and Electric Welding pursuant to the standards established by the American Welding Society. Students learn hands-on, technical, and calculation skills that can be applied in a multitude of industry, occupations such automotive, construction, transportation, aerospace, and the medical field. This degree also prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. Upon completion of this program, students will: - Perform trade calculations related to welding construction and maintenance work. - Work independently and interdependently to safely accomplish shared professional outcomes. - Students will be knowledgeable, and demonstrate welding using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) techniques to weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead position using E7018 electrode. - Students will have the necessary skill for welding all positions related to plate. - Students will have the knowledge, aptitude, and skills necessary for employment in welding. - Students will be able to set-up and operate Shielded Metal Arc Welding equipment, and demonstrate welding techniques. - Use hand and power tools to perform welding construction and maintenance work, such as grinders, sanders, drill press, and band saw.
About Los Angeles Pierce College
Founded in 1947, Pierce is a comprehensive college with more than 60 disciplines and 111 degree programs being taught to 22,000 students each semester. It is one of the nine colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District, and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a nationally recognized accrediting agency.