SPEC 1
GTAW (Tig) Welding

This is a 2 -4 week course (64 -128 hours)

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

COST: $1,400.00 -$2,800.00 (2-4 weeks)

Qualification Tests are Not Included
Tools:  $200

Total: $1,600.00 – $3,000.00 (with Tools)

It is recommended that students entering this course have a good foundation of welding knowledge and/or prior welding experience. Student welding is 90% of the time; classes are stand-up lecture and/or classroom theory.

Course Objective:

The student will learn how to perform welding on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum by using the appropriate filler materials, gas, and techniques for each metal. A proficiency test will be performed at the end of the course.

GTAW Course Content:

  • Identification of tungsten electrodes and their use
  • Learn how to operate a foot control and tig torch
  • Matching the correct filler material with the base metal
  • Tig torch maintenance

The student will learn how to prep material, perform fit-up, and do welding on steel and
stainless steel in the two week course. The four week course includes two weeks of aluminum welding. Each project will be tested on pass or fail basis.

 

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)

Welders entering this 5-week course will already have existing welding knowledge and foundational skills. The course will build upon that foundation and includes oxy/acetylene and the SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW welding processes. Out of position and full penetration welding are the primary focus. One AWS SMAW or FCAW welding qualification test with WABO is included in the course. All welding is on mild steel.

5 weeks (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)

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