Cutting Processes

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the parts and functions of an oxy-acetylene cutting torch.
  2. Identify the parts and functions of various cutting equipment.
  3. List the safety practices of using oxy-fuel, plasma-arc, and other cutting equipment.
  4. Set-up and adjust cutting equipment.
  5. Use an oxy-acetylene outfit, plasma cutting equipment, and other equipment to: 
    1. Cut a straight marked line on various thickness steel plate. 
    2. Cut various shapes out of carbon steel plate. 
    3. Cut carbon steel plate to a bevel and pipe.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Corequisite: None
Class Hours2
Lab Hours3
Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours0
Credit Hours2