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.
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.
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.