Includes operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, algebraic expressions, and an introduction to practical geometry and trigonometry. Emphasis is on application, with realistic examples. Explores the use of common measuring tools employed in the industrial shop and trades and examines the types of computation and problem-solving methods utilized in industrial settings.
Upon successful completion of WLD 103, the student will be able to:
- Use mathematical principles and concepts (arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry) as applicable to the Welding Trades.
- Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of units and how to convert them to other units.
- Use tape measure and other measuring tools found in industrial shops.
- Employ basic reading and writing skills to communicate math and measurement values.
- Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of length, area, and volume.
- Calculate stair, vertical picket, and ladder rung spacing accurately.
Meets the AAS Math/Computation General Education requirement.