Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Oxy-Fuel Processes for Mechanics

 Title Abbreviation:   OXY-FUEL FOR MECHANICS

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    480508

 EPC:    814

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Introduction to oxy-fuel cutting and welding for auto/diesel mechanics. Welding of steel plate in the flat position with emphasis on shop safety. Also covers air-carbon arc gouging.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify hazards associated with oxy-fuel processes and equipment.
  2. Describe oxy-fuel operating principles.
  3. Safely setup and operate oxy-fuel equipment.
  4. Use the oxy-fuel process to weld steel.
  5. Use the oxy-fuel process to cut carbon steel plate to a given specification.
  6. Safely setup and operate air-carbon arc gouging equipment.
  7. Effectively remove weld metal using air-carbon arc gouging.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Oxy-fuel process theory of operation.
  2. Oxy-fuel equipment setup and safety.
  3. Oxy-fuel welding of sheet steel.
  4. Oxy-fuel cutting.
  5. Air-carbon arc gouging.