WLDG1000 Cutting Processes

This course will cover cutting operations utilizing gas, plasma, carbon-arc and computer numerical control (CNC) plasma cutting table equipment. Students will learn how to cut straight lines, holes and bevels on steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Important health and safety precautions will also be covered. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify important health and safety precautions
Operate gas cutting equipment
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing round holes utilizing the gas cutting process
Cut forty-five and sixty degree bevels utilizing the gas cutting process
Operate plasma cutting equipment
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on steel
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on aluminum
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on stainless steel
Operate carbon-arc equipment
Perform carbon-arc beveling and straight line cutting
Operate track torch machines with oxyacetylene gas
Cut straight line, forty-five and sixty degree bevels with track torch cutting machines
Program CNC plasma cutting tables
Perform cutting operations utilizing CNC plasma cutting tables

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

1