Basic Welding & Cutting

This class introduces the principles and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) known as (stick welding).  Emphasis is placed on padding, fillets, and groove welding in various positions on 3/16” to 3/4” carbon steel.  This course also introduces oxy-fuel, plasma arc, and air carbon arc cutting processes.  Tools required.

Pipe Fitting & Welding

This course is designed for welders who want to bring their welding skills to the next level.  This class provides instruction on how to properly prepare, cut, and fit pipe sections together per blue prints, take-offs, and job specifications.  Welding positions include 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using SMAW process with an introduction to GTAW for root and hot passes according to AWS Standards.  Students will learn pipe welding fundamentals which include proper fit-up, joint preparation, tacking, and electrode selection in vertical uphill welding.  Students will have the opportunity to gain their AWS Welding Certification in SMAW of Carbon Steel for E6010 (Vertical Uphill) followed by E7018 (Vertical Uphill) pipe applications. Tools required.

Prerequisite: Basic Welding & Cutting or permission of the instructor.

Basic MIG Welding

This course introduces Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and flux core arc welding processes.  Topics include equipment set-up, and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) electrodes on carbon steel plate.

Prerequisite: Basic Welding & Cutting or permission of the instructor.

MIG II Welding

This course provides intermediate principles and practices for gas metal arc welding (GMAW).  The course is designed to prepare the student for intermediate-level occupations within the welding, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.  This course develops the student’s flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), GMAW, and GMAW spray transfer techniques.  Topics include equipment troubleshooting, performing welds in all positions using FCAW, GMAW, GMAW-S, and basic fabrication techniques.  Additionally, this course introduces welding diverse materials, including carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the knowledge to safely employ FCAW, GMAW, GMAW-S equipment, conduct weld tests, interpret blueprints and codes, fabricate using structural steel materials, and have the knowledge to sit for a wide range of industry-specific weld certifications.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed a basic MIG welding class or permission of instructor or comparable work experience.

Welding Art

Interested in trying out welding?  This course introduces the basic principles, methods, and practices for gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) with a concentration in artistic welding.  The course is designed to prepare the student to apply proper welding techniques to artistic and amateur welding projects.  This course introduces the student to tungsten inert gas (TIG) as well as metal inert gas (MIG) welding techniques.  Topics include equipment set-up and performing welds in appropriate positions for GTAW/GMAW on carbon steel and stainless-steel scrap metals used in artistic applications.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will create their own artistic project, have the knowledge to safely employ GTAW/GMAW equipment, conduct project weld applications, and have the knowledge to create a myriad of artistic projects for pleasure, income, and decor.

Prerequisite: A desire to apply welding techniques to artistic applications of various materials and designs.

Welding, TIG

This course introduces the student to tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding techniques, principles, methods and practices for gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).  The course prepares the student for entry-level occupations within the welding, manufacturing and construction industries.  Topics include equipment set-up and performing welds in all positions for GTAW on carbon steel plate.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the knowledge to safely employ GTAW equipment, conduct weld tests, interpret blueprints and codes, and have the knowledge to sit for various industry specific welding certifications.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed a basic welding class such as oxy-fuel gas cutting (OFC), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or permission of instructor.

Upcoming Classes

For details about upcoming classes, please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.  If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Continuing Education at 910.938.6294 or coned@coastalcarolina.edu.