Welding

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Pipefitting and Pipe Welding

In this Continuing Education course, students will interpret blueprints, draw isometrics, identify pipe fittings and actual take-offs of these fittings; they will additionally learn to stick weld on carbon steel pipe 2 1/2″  to 8″ (SCH) 40 and 80.  Weld joints will consist of single v-grooves, thread-o-lets, socket welds (2″ and smaller), slip ons and weld-neck flanges. Tools required.

Prerequisite: Prior welding experience.

Welding and Cutting I (Basic)

This Continuing Education course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillets, and grove welding in various positions. Other topics to covered include oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems, safety considerations, proper equipment, set-up and operation. Emphasis is on straight line, curve, and bevel cutting. Textbook: Not required, some tools required.

Welding II (Advanced)

This Continuing Education course is designed to enhance skills in the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe. Prerequisite: Basic Welding and Cutting I or approved by instructor. Textbook: Not required, some tools required.

All classes average 84-90 hours.