This course will instruct students in the principles and practices of welding and cutting. Course content will include SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG) welding processes. Included will be blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, destructive and non-destructive testing. Also included will be the required training in Human Resource Development (HRD). Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications.
Note: Students are required to have their own safety glasses.
A welder would be expected to handle the following repairs:
- Repair and installation of piping systems
- Mechanical systems repair
- Repair and construction of various metal structures
Welders are employed by welding contractors, repair facilities, hospitals, factories, and other maintenance companies.
- Principles of ARC/MIG and TIG welding
- The AC-DC transformer welding machine
- Heat ranges and polarity needed for welding various metals
- Types of welding rods/wire used for each material welded
- Welding positions; overhead, horizontal, vertical
- Shop safety
Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work, the student will learn the safe and practical applications of ARC welding. Training sessions are held in a technical skills welding lab/classroom. Lab is equipped with necessary supplies and tools to teach this course and allow students to principles of ARC/MIG and TIG welding.
Recommended Courses and Skills
There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.