WELD 400 – Basic to Advanced
The WELD 400 program develops the participant’s knowledge base and skills beginning with basic Shielded Metal Arc through Pre-pipe and Pipe welding processes.
Program Description: 10 weeks (400 Contact Hours)
The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Program begins with the fundamentals and provides students with an in-depth understanding of essential welding requirements and techniques including electrode classification, weld defects, visual inspection, weld bead size, welding symbols, weld nomenclature, blueprint reading and basic metallurgy.
Training is provided in all weld positions, on mild steel with single and multi-pass welds for each of the welding processes. Structural covers single V-groove welds on carbon steel with multi-pass welds in all positions with backing. Pre-pipe and Pipe advances the student into single V-groove welds with open root on carbon steel with multi-pass welds in all positions.
AWS and/or ASME certification
Certification testing is an integral part of this program. Participants are eligible to qualify for certification in various welding processes. Testing is done onsite. AWS and ASME certifications are performance-based; participants will progress and qualify for certifications based on individual skill.
|Course No.||Course Name||Hrs.||Cost|
|WELD 102||Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic SMAW)||80||
|WELD 201||SMAW Structural Welding - Advanced||80||$1,000|
|WELD 301||SMAW Pre-Pipe & Pipe - Advanced||200||$2,500|
|WELD 103||Basic MIG/TIG Welding (Basic MIG/TIG)||40||$500|
Schedule and Location:
|Dates:||Ongoing open enrollment|
|Bldg:||Main, Jefferson County Campus|
Courses are offered Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be scheduled evenings and weekends based on demand. Eastern Gateway’s newly renovated welding lab has 24 multi-purpose welding stations, and classes are scheduled with a maximum 12 to 1 student/instructor ratio.
To register, call 740-264-5591 ext. 300.