This class is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills for an entry-level welder. Oxy-Fuel, Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), Gas Metal Arc (MIG) and Shielded Metal Arc (Stick) processes are taught with 40% theory and 60% hands on practice. Additional lectures are given on basic metallurgy, welding codes, nondestructive examination, and welding symbols. Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive an Earlbeck Certificate of Completion.
Understand and practice safety in all aspects of welding and cutting operations
Set-up and operate Oxy-Fuel equipment to perform groove and fillet welds in the flat and horizontal positions
Perform cutting of steel, aluminum and stainless steel with Oxy-Fuel and Plasma cutting equipment
Perform groove and fillets welds on carbon steel in the flat and horizontal positions with:
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Read and interpret basic welding symbols
Understand the basics of Visual, Dye Penetrant, Mag Particle, Ultrasonic and Radiographic welding inspection methods
Understand what a welding code is
Understand the metallurgy of common alloys
There are no prerequisite for this class, however, all applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess good reading and writing skills.
Each student must outfit themselves in work boots, jeans or heavy work pants and long sleeve flame retardant shirt. You will be provided a starter kit of welding safety equipment. Curriculum material will be provided.