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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
Basic Arc Welding (SPC350) or (GCC522)
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
September 2002 - May 2023.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss welding hazards and the safety measures required to guard against them on a construction site; discuss the electrode classification system; explain and properly use the electrode holders, guns, and torches appropriate to different types of welding and cutting; recognize the required and optional welding symbols and their instructions; describe welding techniques used with shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); and interpret bead examples.
This course provides current welding information and techniques to prepare students for employment in the welding field as well as for individuals who wish to upgrade their welding skills. Apprentices learn to operate basic equipment used in shielded metal arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting, and are instructed in the choice of proper electrodes. Topics include terminology, critical temperatures, welding distortion and defects, blueprint reading for welders and joint design. The course combines lecture and lab and prepares students for industry certification exams.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a technical elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/07) (2/13 revalidation) (4/18 revalidation).