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Full Time Welding Program

Welding studentDAYTIME WELDING CLASSES

FOR 2ND AND 3RD SHIFT WORKERS!

 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Gain understanding of the skills needed to obtain employment as a Welder.  This program includes five modules: a 36 hour Shop Math/Blueprint Reading, 72 hour Welding 1: Essential Skills, 72 hour Welding 2: Advanced SMAW/Stick, 72 hour Welding 3: MIG & Fluxcore, 72 hour Welding 4: TIG. At the compeletion of the program you can register and participate in the American Welding Society D1.1 Welder’s Quailification Test.
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Previous employers include Mono-Systems, Hohl Industrial Serivces, HDM Hydraulics, and Parker Hannifin.  Entry level Welders can expect to earn an average of $13.00 – $17.00/hour.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
 
Shop Math / Blueprint for Welding
The need for highly skilled welders is currently in demand. To meet the expectations of industry you will learn: Basic line views, dimensions, views, structural shapes, sections symbols, joints, filet grooves, backing, surface, spot plug, scan, structural and edge welds. This program will also cover whole numbers fractions, decimals, percentages, metric and geometric measurements and angles. Students must bring a calculator to class.
This is a prerequisite for Welding 1.
 
1: Welding Essential Skills
This section of the program includes basic welding theory, safety in welding, introduction to oxygen & plasma cutting theory and practice, basic weld symbols for blueprint reading. SMAW (Stick) welding with a variety of electrodes in the flat and horizontal fillet positions. Upon satisfactory completion of Course 1, the student should be able to perform stringer beads with various electrodes in the flat and horizontal fillet positions on mild steel plated. They should also be able to operate both oxyfuel & plasma equipment with some degree of proficiency. They should also be able to properly adjust the equipment they are using and visually identify some basic weld symbols & rod identification.
Prerequisite: Completion of Shop Math/Blueprint for Welding.
 
2: Adv. SMAW / Stick Welding
This section of the program includes hands on training on carbon steel plate in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions with 7018 electrodes. Also included are Blueprint Reading for welders and some shop math associated with the welding industry. This course is designed in preparation for the AWS 01.1 certification test/DOT test. Upon satisfactory completion of Course 2 “some” students should be proficient in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions, be able to recite safety concerns for SMAW out of position welding and have “basic” grasp of shop related Math & Blueprint Reading. Some students may be ready for testing at this time. Modification can be made for DOT certification (material thickness and rod diameter).
Prerequisite: Completion of the 72 hour Course 1 Welding Essentials Course.
 
3: MIG And Fluxcore
This section of the program includes hands on training for short arc welding in all positions on mild steel plate and sheet metal. Flat, vertical, up and down as well as overhead are covered in this course. It also includes short arc spray and fluxcore theory and practice. Aluminum MIG welding is also covered. “Review” of shop safety practices, shop math, weld symbols and some Blueprint Reading are also covered. Upon satisfactory completion of Course 3 the student should be able to set up the equipment for a specified process, weld with some proficiency, recite shop safety practices, recognize weld symbols and have a “basic” understanding of shop related math and Blueprint Reading.
Prerequisite: Completion of Courses 1 & 2.
 
4: TIG Welding
This section of the program includes TIG weld theory, equipment set-up and operation. Hands-on practices of TIG welding on mild steel plate and aluminum in the flat and horizontal positions, safety, electrode and filler. Metal identification is also included. Upon satisfactory completion of Course 4 the student should be able to perform the welding in flat and horizontal fillet position with proficiency. Also should be able to identify the proper electrode for each material being welded and the filler metal needed. The student will also be able to properly set-up the equipment and set the machine correctly.
Prerequisite: Completion of Course 1, 2 & 3.
 
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Start Dates, Times, Locations
WINTER SESSION 2018-19
FT Program Dates: January 14, 2019 - June 12, 2019
 
Shop Math/Blueprint Reading
Dates: January 14, 2019 - February 11, 2019
Location: Walden Workforce Development Center
Day & Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
                      8:00 am - 11:00 am
Fee: $375.00

Welding 1 - 4 Morning Session
February 12, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Location: Walden Workforce Development Center
Day & Time: Tuesday - Friday
                      7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $900.00/session

Welding 1 - 4 Afternoon Session
February 12, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Location: Walden Workforce Development Center
Day & Time: Monday - Thursday
                      12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fee: $900.00/session
 
AWS Welders Certification Test - $150.00
Hours: 324
 
  • The cost of the program is $3,975 for Shop Math/Blueprint Reading, and Welding Modules 1-4.  The tuition will include a welding jacket work and welder’s gloves.  Certification through the American Welding Society is $150.  Financial assistance may be available through ACCES-VR, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, BETC/ECC One Stop or other sources.
Get Started!
Call our office at 821-7500 for admission details.
Contact Us
Patricia Riegle, Senior Supervisor
 
Pauline Williams, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7502
pwilliams@e1b.org
 
 
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