FDTC welding students practice welding in the welding lab

Pipe Welding

Program Type: Certificate in Applied Science

Program Level: UG

Division: Career & Technical Education

Program Duration: 8 months

Program Contact: Willis Ford

Credit Requirement: 19

Program overview

This program is designed to train individuals with welding skills and experience in the practices and processes of pipe welding and pipe fitting. Students will build mastery by using ARC welding on steel pipe and TIG welding on steel and stainless steel pipe. Additional topics include pipe fitting skills and processes such as print reading, piping calculations, material takeoffs, material cutting processes, pipe beveling, and layout practices.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply industry standard safety practices and specific safety requirements for different welding operations.
  • Calculate necessary measurements to plan for welding sequences.
  • Interpret welding symbols, read, and interpret blueprints and sketches.
  • Demonstrate set-up and operation of welding machines such as SMAW, GTAW, OFW, GMAW, FCAW.