Level 1
Introduction to Welding

This is a 5 week course (160 hours)

Monday-Thursday, 8:00-4:00 pm & Friday 8:00-12:00 pm

COST: $2,700.00

One AWS/WABO Qualification Test Included
Tools:  $300

Total: $3,000.00 (with Tools)

This practical hands-on course is designed to provide a foundation for the welding processes. Each student will be trained in the proper welding fundamentals and techniques necessary for producing code approved welds. Student welding is 90% of the time, classes are stand-up lecture and/or classroom theory. This course is about gaining the welding ability and skills needed for success. Processes covered are:

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) “Stick”
  • FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) “Dual shield/Inner shield”
  • Oxy-Acetylene and Oxy-Fuel cutting

Course Objective:

This course is designed for the student to have a good understanding and solid foundation for a career in welding. Each student will be trained on how the SMAW and FCAW processes work, and be able to perform a fillet weld in flat and horizontal positions. They will also be able to
produce a quality cut with the oxy-acetylene torch.

Course Content:

  • Welding safety and instruction
  • Oxy-Acetylene safety and proper use when cutting
  • Arc and wire feed welding equipment set-up
  • Wire feed gas selection – pros and cons
  • Understanding of welding definitions and symbols
  • Electrode designation and storage
  • Fillet welds – how to properly weld and measure them

The student will be given welding and cutting projects throughout the course. Each project is graded on a pass or fail basis. The final project is to perform a single pass fillet weld break test. If the instructor feels the student is ready, they will be given the opportunity to test for one 1-position AWS certification (1G, 2G, or 3G).

Other Welding Courses Available

The 5-week beginner/intermediate course covers the welding processes, techniques, and fundamentals for SMAW, and FCAW. Flat, horizontal, and vertical welding is performed with the goal of passing the FCAW 3G qualification test. One AWS welding qualification test with WABO is included in the course. All welding will be on mild steel.

5 week course (160 hours)

This combined Level 1 & Level 2 10-week course provides the student with a seamless training program. Two welding qualification tests with WABO are included. The cost is also discounted versus taking each course individually.

10 week course (320 hours)

This advanced 8-week course trains the experienced welder to become a qualified 6G pipe welder. Prior certification in one or more of the other welding processes is required. The course includes proper joint preparation, open root welding, and one 6G pipe test. Welding will be on steel pipe.

8 week course (256 hours)

The GTAW (Tig) course offers a 2-week course to learn steel and stainless steel welding. The four week course includes two weeks of aluminum welding. Testing is available, but is not included in the course.

2 -4 week course (64 -128 hours)

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