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Workforce Certification Programs - Welding Technician Certification

Welding is a high-tech industry that can take you places all over the world. From ladders to aircraft carriers, from NASCAR to national defense, and from the laboratory to sales and repair, the varied welding industry impacts virtually every industry. Technology is creating more uses for welding in the workplace. The Welding Technician program is designed to prepare students to support industrial, transportation, oil and gas, constructing, and many other industries with welding skills. The work of welders includes joining pipe sections for oil and natural gas pipelines, working in numerous industrial environments, building ships, and supporting construction. Students can serve in positions such as Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers. The Welding Technician Program This course covers the following key areas and topics: ? Welding Safety: Safety equipment, protective clothing, and procedures applicable to cutting and welding of metals ? Welding Symbols: Identification and explanation of different type of welding symbols; reading welding symbols on drawings, specifications, and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) ? Welding Drawings: Identification and explanation of welding detail drawings ? Oxyfuel Cutting: Safety requirements, oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup, and procedures ? Plasma Arc Cutting: Safety requirements, plasma arc cutting equipment, and methods ? Air-Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging: Safety requirements, air-carbon arc cutting equipment and processes, and procedures for performing washing and gouging activities ? Base Metal Preparation: Methods for cleaning and preparing all types of base metals for cutting and welding ? Weld Quality: Codes that govern welding, including marine welds, weld imperfections and causes, non-destructive testing, visual inspection criteria, welder qualification tests, and the importance of quality workmanship ? SMAW: Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and welding safety, methods, and tools; beads and fillet welds; groove welds with backing ? Joint Fit-Up and Alignment: Use of fit-up gauges and measuring devices for plate and piles Education & Certification ? The Welding Technician student should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. ? Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to sit for the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Welding Technician Exam ? In addition to facilitating entry-level welding positions, this course is aligned with key indicators specified in the American Welding Society (AWS) Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education (SENSE) Level 1 - Entry Welder and is ideal for students interested in pursuing subsequent certification ? Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion Detailed Program Objectives ? Select and properly use safety equipment, protective clothing, and procedures applicable to the cutting and welding of metals ? Describing basic welding processes, the welding trade, and training/apprenticeship programs ? Applying welding safety practices and using personal protective equipment related to the welding trade ? Applying knowledge and skills related to safety practices, equipment, consumables, setup, and use of equipment for oxyfuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, air-carbon arc cutting and gouging ? Applying knowledge and skills related to safe preparation of base metals and basic cleaning, basic weld joint design, types of welds and joint preparation ? Applying knowledge of various codes and assessing weld quality ? Applying knowledge and skills related to SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) including safety, equipment, setup, electrodes and their care and handling, bead and fillet welds, groove welds with backing, and open-root groove welds ? Applying knowledge of welding symbols and welding drawings

North East Community Learning Center 201, 29 Weeks, Tues,Thurs, Beg. 11/2/2021, 6:00 PM-9:30 PM, $3,750.00

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