Develop entry-level through advanced welding skills.
This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.
Area of Interest
Proficiency in welding techniques can enhance employment opportunities and career growth potential. Designed for students with no previous welding experience or those who desire to upgrade their skills, this program emphasizes safety procedures while studying the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. Students will gain hands-on practice welding different types of joints on flat plate (1G), horizontal (2G), vertical up (3G) and overhead (4G) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to attempt the D1.1 SMAW Plate Welder qualification exam offered by the American Welding Society (AWS).
Contact Hours: 100
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as MIG or wire welding, uses a continuously fed metal wire to serve as both the filler material and the electrode. GMAW is used in industries ranging from construction and manufacturing to car racing and vehicle production. Hands-on practice includes welding safety, shop practice, set up and maintaining semi-automatic arc welding unit. Students will gain practice welding different types of joints on flat plate (1G), horizontal (2G), and vertical up (3G) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to attempt the D1.1 GMAW plate welder qualification exam offered by the American Welding Society (AWS).
Contact Hours: 75
Pipe and pipeline welders work at construction sites, oil and gas fields, fabrication shops, water industries and nuclear power stations. Primary emphasis is on advancing skills in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding.Topics include use of 6010 and 7018 electrodes, full penetration welds in the vertical (2G), horizontal fixed (5G) and inclined (6G) positions, as well as prepping and fitting techniques. Testing will take place in the included (6G) position. Upon completion, students are eligible to attempt the QC7-93 qualification for pipe welding offered by the American Welding Society (AWS).
Prerequisite: Minimum of two years of experience in stick welding AND have a vertical up (3G) qualification or able to pass a vertical up (3G) qualification prior to enrollment.
Contact Hours: 100
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