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 Course Title:   Thermal Cutting Processes

 Title Abbreviation:   THERMAL CUTTING PROCESS

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    114

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to the plasma arc and oxy-fuel cutting processes. Covers process safety and theory of operation. Course includes an introduction to hands-on thermal cutting techniques in the shop setting.

 Prerequisite  

CSS 100 and MATH 96 or concurrent enrollment or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand Oxy-Fuel cutting theory.
  2. Demonstrate correct equipment set-up for Oxy-Fuel cutting.
  3. Understand and practice correct Oxy-Fuel cutting safety techniques.
  4. Make acceptable cuts using the Oxy-Fuel cutting process.
  5. Understand Plasma Arc cutting theory.
  6. Demonstrate correct equipment set-up for Plasma Arc cutting.
  7. Understand and practice correct Plasma Arc cutting safety techniques.
  8. Make acceptable cuts using the Plasma Arc cutting process.
  9. Demonstrate use of proper welding-related terminology as applied to both Oxy-Fuel & Plasma Arc cutting processes.

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 . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Oxy-Fuel cutting theory.
  2. Equipment set-up for Oxy-Fuel cutting.
  3. Oxy-Fuel cutting safety techniques.
  4. Cuts using the Oxy-Fuel cutting process.
  5. Plasma Arc cutting theory.
  6. Equipment set-up for Plasma Arc cutting.
  7. Plasma Arc cutting safety techniques.
  8. Cuts using the Plasma Arc cutting process.
  9. Welding-related terminology as applied to both Oxy-Fuel & Plasma Arc cutting processes.