Welding

This program has a primary emphasis on stick welding.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

Faculty Contact

Program

Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

Program Information

Basic Certified Welder
Certification training consists of 112 hours, and includes classroom lecture, practice and final test. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the test, students will be A.W.S. D1.1 certified for structural welding. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Classes must be taken in order.

GMAW Welding
Certification training consists of 80 hours.

Pipe Welding
Certification training consists of 112 hours and includes classroom lecture, practice and final test. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Classes must be taken in order. Topics include the basics of pipe welding using 6010 and 7018 electrodes, welding full penetration groove welds in the 2G (vertical), 5G (horizontal fixed) and 6G (inclined) positions, and prepping and fitting techniques. Testing will take place in the 6G (inclined) position.

Prerequisite: Two to three years experience in stick welding and have a 3G (vertical up) certification and or able to pass a 3G (vertical up) certification before taking the course. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the test, student will be A.W.S. QC7-93 certified for pipe welding.