Level 2
Welding Skill Builder

This is a 5 week course (160 hours)

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

COST: $3,100.00

One AWS/WABO Qualification Test Included
Tools (if needed): $300

Total: $3,400.00 (with Tools)

Welders entering this course will possess good fundamental welding knowledge and already
have welding training and/or experience. Student welding is 90% of the time, classes are standup lecture and/or classroom theory. Processes covered are:

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) “Stick”
  • FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) “Dual shield/Inner shield”
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) “Mig”
  • Oxy-Acetylene welding, cutting, heating, and brazing

Course Objective:

This course is about building on your existing welding foundation and increasing your welding ability, techniques, and skills. Each student will be trained in the SMAW and FCAW welding processes for performing full penetration welds in all positions. This is also an introduction course to GMAW short circuit welding.

Course Content:

  • Identification of welding symbols
  • How to read basic blueprints
  • How to read and use a Welding Procedure
  • Specification (WPS)
  • Weld and fit up of groove welds
  • Perform air carbon arc gouging
  • How to trouble shoot welding equipment
  • Grinding safety
  • Complete joint penetration welds, with and without backing

Students will be taught the joint designs used in structural fabrication. Each welder will be given multiple projects from groove welds with backing and without backing. Welders will be taught basic fit-up, pre-heat and basic joint tolerances and how to properly weld these joints. Each project will be tested on pass or fail basis. The final project will be all position welding on plate, with the opportunity to test for two AWS certifications in either SMAW or FCAW (Typically in the 3G or4G positions).

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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