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1a - Basic MIG

This course covers the safety, equipment and skills used in the Gas Metal Arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. 1. Set up of Electric MIG Welding Equipment. 2. Select the proper polarity. 3. Select the proper amperage. 4. Wire selection. 5. Metal preparation 6. Hand-Eye-Hand Coordination 7. Control molten puddle out of position.

1b - Advanced MIG

Prerequisites: Basic MIG This course covers the safety, equipment and skills used in the spray Gas Metal Arc welding process as well as the flux core process if time permits. Groove welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. Welding Equipment Setup for spray arc on Carbon Steel 1. Stringer Beads on Carbon Steel Plates 2. Vertical Welding on Carbon Steel Plates 3. Horizontal Welding on Carbon Steel Plates 4. Overhead Welding on Carbon Steel Plates 5. T- Joints on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Flat Position 6. T- Joints on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Vertical Position 7. T- Joints on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Overhead Position 8. Open Butt on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Flat Position 9. Open Butt on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Vertical Position 10. Open Butt on 3/8” Carbon Steel Plates in Overhead Position 11. Spray Arc in Production welding 12. Production welding and Tube welding

1c - Industrial MIG

Combines both Basic MIG, Advanced MIG, and Flux Core Welding

2a - Basic ARC

This course covers the safety, equipment and skills used in the Shield Metal Arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. 1. Set up of Electric Arc Welding Equipment. 2. Select the proper polarity. 3. Select the proper amperage. 4. Electrode selection. 5. Metal preparation 6. Hand-Eye-Hand Coordination 7.Control molten puddle out of position.

2b - Advanced ARC

Prerequisites: Basic ARC This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. Open butt welds are made to visual criteria in several positions including pipe. 1. Open Butt Flat position on 3/8” carbon plate using E6010 root/E7018 filler and cap. 2. Open Butt Vertical position on 3/8” carbon plate using E6010 root/E7018 filler and cap. 3. Open Butt Horizontal position on 3/8” carbon plate using E6010 root/E7018 filler and cap. Bend test according to AWS. Specs. 4. Open Butt Overhead position on 3/8” carbon plate using E6010 root/E7018 filler and cap. Bend test according to AWS. Specs. 5. Open Butt V Groove on 3/8” carbon plate with E7018 in the flat position with a backing strip/ bend test according to AWS. Specs. 6. Open Butt V Groove on 3/8” carbon plate with E7018 in the vertical position with a backing strip/ bend test according to AWS. Specs. 7. Open Butt V Groove on 3/8” carbon plate with E7018 in the horizontal position with a backing strip/ bend test according to AWS. Specs. 8.Open Butt V Groove on 3/8” carbon plate with E7018 in the Overhead position with a backing strip/ bend test according to AWS. Specs.

2c - Construction ARC

Combination of Basic ARC, Advanced ARC, and Pre-Pipe ARC Welding

3a - Basic TIG

Prerequisites: Basic ARC This course covers the safety, equipment and skills used in the Gas Tungsten Arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. 1. Set up of Electric TIG Welding Equipment. 2. Select the proper polarity. 3. Select the proper amperage. 4. Tungsten and filler metal selection. 5. Metal preparation 6. Hand-Eye-Hand Coordination 7.Control molten puddle out of position.

3b - Advanced TIG

Prerequisites: Basic TIG This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process. Open butt welds are made to visual criteria in several positions including pipe. 1.Safety: Review 2.Proper use and set up of equipment 3.Polarity for ferrous and ferrous materials. A.C., DC+, & DC- 4.Open Butt 1G plate – flat 5.Open Butt 2G plate – horizontal 6.Open Butt 3G plate – vertical 7.Pipe 2” – 6” diameter 2G pipe 8.Pipe 2” – 6” diameter 5G pipe 9.Pipe 2” – 6” diameter 6G pipe 10.Open butt 3G on 3/8” plate test

3c - Construction TIG

Combination of Basic TIG, Advanced TIG, and Pre-Pipe TIG

4 - Construction Pre-Pipe

This program prepares the student to go into the Construction Welding industry. This gives them both Arc Welding and TIG Welding. This also prepares the student to enter the Pipe Welding program. The student will weld on carbon steel and will learn to use the ARC and the TIG welding processes. At the completion of this program, the student may elect to take the welding test for the pipe welding program. This program combines: Basic ARC Advanced ARC Basic TIG Advanced TIG

5 - Advanced Pipe Welding/Pipe Welding Academy

This program is an advanced welding program which prepares the student to go to work in the construction and pipe welding industry in the Nuclear and/or Fossil fuel power industry as well as the petrochemical industry. The student will learn to weld carbon steel pipe using 6010 and 7018 welding electrodes using the ARC welding process and they will learn to TIG the root and hot pass and ARC weld the fill and cap. The student will also learn to TIG the carbon pipe from the root to the cap using 309L filler rod and TIG stainless steel schedule 10 pipe using stainless rods and purging the pipe with Argon or CO2gas. 40 hours/week day class or 20 hours/week night class (Until able to pass the combination GTAW/SMAW heavy wall pipe weld test or 480 hours witch ever comes first) Prerequisites: Able to pass a plate welding test - GTAW (TIG) root and hot pass and SMAW (Arc) fill and cap teat on 3/8” plate in the vertical position open butt w/no backing strip

6 - Pipe Fitting

This program is a pipe fitting program which prepares the student to go to work in the construction and maintenance industry in the Nuclear and/or Fossil fuel power industry as well as the petrochemical industry. The student will learn to read blue prints and calculate the run of the pipe so he/she can cut and prepare the pipe, the fittings, and the valves to be installed by welding, by screwing them together, or by bolting them together. The student will learn how to calculate the off sets and take outs of the pipe to insure a proper run. The student will learn to use various type of equipment used in the pipe fitting trade. This program is a combination of classroom and lab/hands-on time. 40 hours/week - day class for 16 weeks Prerequisites: Work Keys scores: Applied Math 4 Locating Information 4 Reading for Information 3

7 - Valve Technician

This program is designed to train the individual in the identification, installation, and repair of the different types of valves used in the nuclear and fossil power industries, the chemical and petroleum industries, and other industries that use piping and valves in their operation. This program prepares the student to go to work with a maintenance contractor, an industry’s maintenance department, or in new construction. This program is a combination of classroom and laboratory/hands on training 40 hours/week - day class for 5 weeks Prerequisites: Work Keys scores: Applied Math 4 Locating Information 4 Reading For Information 3 Mechanical Aptitude Test

8 - AOV - Air Operated Valves

This program is designed to train the individual in the assembly, disassembly and repair of the air actuator that controls the air operated valves. This is used along with valve techs in the nuclear and fossil power plants, the chemical and petroleum industries, and other industries that use piping and valves in their operation. This program prepares the student to go to work with a maintenance contractor, an industry’s maintenance department, or in new construction. This program is a combination of classroom and laboratory/hands on training 40 hours/week - day class for 3 weeks Prerequisites: Valve technician program and /or must have worked at least one Outage season as a valve technician

9 - AWS Testing

Welder Certification testing is available for company specific welding procedures as well as individual welder certification to AWS approved WPS's.