Introduction to Welding
Overview of welder career responsibilities, work safety practices, career success skills, importance of job attitudes and work ethics, maintenance of equipment, beginning review of welding symbols and corresponding welds, cutting torch operations, stick welding procedures, procedures to clean and evaluate welds, cut and prepare metal plate, perform overlap beads in various plats positions, and begin fillet welds for plate T-joints.
Structural Welding I
In this welding course students will learn SMAW welding process, welding codes, rod selection, reading basic blueprints, calculating dimensions and completing layouts. Introductions to Learning Resource Center, research project instruction, and career success skills. Safety and operational procedures of Plasma and Carbon Arc cutting. Perform plate welding in various positions using 7018 electrodes. Perform Plasma and Carbon Arc cutting.
MIG & Fluxcore Welding
Interpretation of pipe and fitting markings, metal color codes, pipe welding symbols, pipe diagrams and welds, sketch isometric drawings, completion of research project, MIG and Fluxcore welding procedures, perform plate welding in various positions (2F, 2G, 3G) using MIG and Fluxcore.
Structural Welding II
Advanced projects beyond Phase 102 in blueprint and layout, perform plate welding in various positions (2G, 3G, 4G) using 6010 electrodes for stringer and 7018 electrodes for remainder. Also, pipe bevel preparation.
Basic Pipe Welding
Techniques of basic pipe fitting, use of 90′s, T’s, flanges, valves, take offs, use of pipe blueprints, sketches, templates, and uphill welding techniques on pipe. Perform SMAW pipe welding with 6010 electrode stringer and 7018 electrode remainder in pipe positions of 2G and 5G.
Pipe Welding I
Overview of TIG equipment and procedure setup, metals identification, tungsten safety and preparation. Perform 6010 electrode root and 7018 electrode fill and cap in 6G position. Perform TIG stringer and hot pass on T-plate. Perform TIG root and 7018 fill and cap on 2G and 6G pipe positions.
Pipe Welding II
Operation requirements for portable equipment, weld test lab procedures and testing approaches, perform mild steel TIG welding on pipe in various positions (2G, 5G, 6G) using TIG stringer, fill, and cap.
Advanced Pipe Welding
Advanced pipe welding projects and industrial applications, concentration on performing stainless steel TIG welding on mild steel and using multiple pipe sizes and schedules in various pipe positions (2G, 5G, 6G).
H.F. TIG &/or Pipeline Welding
Thin alloy selection of tungsten types for aluminum and stainless steel, methods to maintain clean work environment, procedures for heat settings on thin gauge applications, purging stainless steel plate, weld cleaning on aluminum and stainless steel, perform aluminum and stainless steel welding on plate using TIG in various positions with different rod sizes. Pipeline selection of rod size, layout procedures for pipeline fitting, coating types and electrolysis prevention with anode protection, perform SMAW downhill stringer, fill and cap in 5G and 6G positions and inverted T. Also, a student may elect to specialize in only H.F. TIG or pipeline welding or a combination of both specialties.
This is the student’s final phase prior to introduction into the employment market with options for shop or field welding. Included are instruction in application for employment, preparing a resume, weld testing rigors, proper appearance, and job attitude. Lab competencies are 2″ 6G TIG all the way out, Structural plate with MIG root and Fluxcore fill and cap, 5G TIG root and hot pass with 7018 fill and cap, and 6G pipe welding using 6010 and 7018 fill and cap. All competencies must pass a Guided Bend Test.
Introduction to Pipefitting
This course explains the role and importance of safety. Students will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures as well as how to properly inspect and use safety equipment. Students will also receive an introduction to construction drawings, construction math, and blueprints. Students will also receive an orientation to the pipefitting trade along with tools and techniques of basic employability skills. The students will also learn and explore oxyfuel cutting.
This course provides an introduction into the various hand tools and power tools used in the Pipefitting industry. Students will also explore and identify various piping systems. Students will also revisit blueprints from an advanced perspective. Pipefitting trade math as well is presented during this course.
This course describes the materials used in threaded piping systems and socket weld piping systems. Students will be instructed on how to determine pipe length between both threaded pipe and socket weld fittings, prepare pipe and fitting for fit-up, and assemble/fabricate piping systems and socket weld fittings. Students will also be introduced to pipe hanger and support as well as receive an introduction to butt weld pipe fabrication.
This course describes the materials used in butt welding piping systems. It explains how to determine pipe lengths between butt weld fittings, prepare the pipe and fittings for fit-up, and fabricate butt weld fittings. Students will also learn how to select and install backing rings, fabricate channel iron welding jigs, and use and care for welding clamps. This course also introduces students to aboveground pipe installation. Students are also introduced to special piping applications.