Welding

Program Purpose: Students in the Welding Technology (WEL) program will develop the knowledge and manual skills necessary to be employable in the welding/metal fabrication industry. Program outcomes include the ability to perform various welding processes, comprehend industry quality standards, apply safety requirements, interpret blueprint drawings, and utilize industry-related nomenclature. Project design and fabrication methodologies are stressed in relation to material selection and metallurgy.

Program Description: The WEL program offers numerous training options. Students can enroll into process- specific courses such as shielded metal arc-welding, flux-core arc-welding, gas metal arc-welding, or gas tungsten arc-welding to acquire skill sets on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students can complete a one-year vocational Certificate of Achievement degree, or a two-year Associate of Science degree which commonly leads to supervisor and shop management opportunities. Ventura College WEL students are prepared for a wide range of manufacturing metal fabrication-related positions such as certified welder, quality-control inspection, project designers, and various levels of supervision and business ownership.

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Communication
2. Information Competency
3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Set up equipment and perform basic welding processes
2. Read and interpret blueprint drawings commonly used in welding fabrication
3. Understand basic metallurgy and material selection used in welding 

I: This program-level student learning outcome is INTRODUCED is this course.
P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
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Course PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3
WEL V01 I I I
WEL V02 P,M P P
WEL V03 P,M P P
WEL V04 P,M P P
WEL V13A P P P
WEL V13B M P P
WEL V14A P P P
WEL V14B M P P
WEL V27 P P M
WEL V30 P M M
WEL V94 P P M
WEL V65   M  
WEL V96 P P P