Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Course Description
Designed to instruct welders in welding safety and welding techniques utilizing various processes like Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and basic oxyfuel cutting (OFC) and plasma cutting.

Course Content
Day 1

Introduction to welding safety and the Fill Freeze and Fast Fill groups of electrodes. One half of the stick lecture will be held on this day. Weld with 6013 flat and horizontal sheet metal. Weld with 7024-1 flat and horizontal 3/8 to 1/2 inch plate, single pass and three pass.

Day 2
Second half of stick lecture. Cover Fast Freeze (6010 and 6011) and low hydrogen groups of electrodes. Weld flat and vertical up with both groups of electrodes.

Day 3
Basic MIG lecture. Weld short arc, globular, spray, pulse spray, and aluminum.

Day 4

Basic TIG lecture. Weld on steel and stainless steel.

Day 5
Aluminum TIG welding. Basic oxyfuel cutting and plasma cutting.

Course starting time is 8:00am - 2:30pm, Monday thru Friday.

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2015 Course Dates:
January 5 - 9
February 2 - 6
March 2 - 6
March 30 - April 3 
May 4 - 8 
June 1 - 5
August 10 - 14
September 8 - 11
September 28 - October 2
October 26 - 30