How Do I Get a Welding Certificate?

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Are you ready to become a welder but don’t have 2- to 4-years to spend at a traditional college? The good news is that Tulsa Welding School (TWS) offers a Welding Certification program that can be completed quickly. Start now to prepare for a lifelong career as a welder, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

What Do I Learn During a Welding Certificate Program? 

The Welding Certificate program at Tulsa Welding School offers essential courses to prepare you for a career as a welder. These courses include:

Welding Fundamentals – a focus on welding and safety fundamentals. You learn about safety awareness, the basic layout of construction drawings, interpretation of welding symbols, thermal torch techniques, performing plasma cutting, carbon arc gouging procedures, arc welding processes, and the various types of electrodes used with arc welding.

GMAW/FCAW Processes – GMAW (MIG) uses torches to shield gas and automatic wire feed systems. Flux core torches use a powered flux to shield the weld. During the welding certification program, you learn how to set up and operate GMAW/FCAW welding equipment, the process for welding plates in various positions, and how to prepare pipes for GMA/FCAW welding.

Structural Welding – teaches you flat welding techniques in three basic positions. You learn SMAW processes for basic butt welds using mild steel. You also learn about welding electrodes, fundamental procedures to root pass and fill welds, using welding diagrams and drawings, basic destructive welding testing techniques, and metallurgy principles.

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Pipe Welding – learn how to perform basic pipe welding techniques (SMAW & GTAW). GTAW introduces you to basic root welds on pipe coupons. SMAW allows you to complete fill and cap welds. During the Welding Certification program, you will learn how to read and interpret basic pipe drawings, cut pipe coupons, bevel pipe using thermal and mechanical beveling processes, and weld in multiple positions.

Advanced Pipe Welding – learn to weld mild and high carbon steel pipes with stainless steel electrodes. Plus, how to rig and balance pipe loads, use hand signals for communication, and lift and place pipe for welding operations.

Welding Capstone – an end of program course to transition you from the classroom to the field. During the welding capstone, you will complete a series of exercises that reinforce classroom lectures, improve skills, and practice production rates.

How Do I Get a Welding Certificate?

A great way to get your Welding Certificate is by attending Tulsa Welding School’s Professional Welder program. Once you complete the program at TWS, you are prepared to take the American Welding Society (AWS)1 certification. The AWS certification covers nine industry categories to prove proficiency in various welding techniques.

How Long is a Welding Certificate Program?

Did you know you can complete a Welding Certificate program in as little as seven months? Tulsa Welding School offers programs at our Tulsa, OK, Jacksonville, FL, Houston, TX & Dallas Metro campuses. We provide our welding courses with flexible scheduling: morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. Our classes will train you in the fundamentals of welding processes you’ll need to know as a professional welder.

The TWS Welding program starts by helping you learn what it’s like to be a welder in interactive workshop courses and welding booths. You’ll be trained in structural, flux core, and pipe welding in as little as seven months. You’ll also be prepared to excel in job interviews and weld tests for various welding certifications like the AWS certification. Wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed. Are you ready to train for career opportunities that can last a lifetime?

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The Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School starts by helping you know what it’s like to be a welder in interactive workshop courses and welding booths. You’ll be trained in structural, flux core, and pipe welding in as little as seven months. You’ll also be prepared to excel in job interviews and welding tests for various certifications.

Read about the types of welding careers you can pursue with your skills. Ready to start a Professional Welding program? Contact us today.