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Professional Welding Training

Day two of this Professional Welder training program starts with hands-on welding classes, and the majority of classroom experience is through interactive workshop courses. It’s an exciting training program that will prepare you to jump-start your welding career in just seven months. You’ll be trained on structural welding, fluxcore welding, pipe welding along with instruction focused on career and welding certification preparation.

Professional Welders work almost everywhere – automotive, aerospace & aviation industries; bridges & bikes; shipyards, shops & skyscrapers – wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed. It’s a training program that teaches you skills that can be used worldwide, so almost anywhere you want to go, your welding training can take you there.

Hands-on Welding Training:

Welding classes can be completed in as few as 7 months and consist of 80% hands-on welding courses from experienced professionals with only 1 day a week in the classroom. We offer flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon and evening welding classes available at both our Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jacksonville, Florida campuses. Welding Training features instruction and career options in:

  • SMAW
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • High Frequency TIG
  • FluxCore
  • Structural Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Aircraft Welding
  • Thin Alloy Welding
  • Pipeline Welding

Professional Welder Program Intro Video

Program Courses

Introduction to Welding

Phase 101

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Overview of welder career responsibilities, work safety practices, career success skills, importance of job attitudes and work ethics, maintenance of equipment, beginning review of welding symbols and corresponding welds, cutting torch operations, stick welding procedures, procedures to clean and evaluate welds, cut and prepare metal plate, perform overlap beads in various plats positions, and begin fillet welds for plate T-joints.

Structural Welding I

Phase 102

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

In this welding course students will learn SMAW welding process, welding codes, rod selection, reading basic blueprints, calculating dimensions and completing layouts. Introduction to Technical Resource Center, research project instruction, and career success skills. Safety and operational procedures of Plasma and Carbon Arc cutting. Perform plate welding in various positions using 7018 electrodes. Perform Plasma and Carbon Arc cutting.

MIG & Fluxcore Welding

Phase 103

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Interpretation of pipe and fitting markings, metal color codes, pipe welding symbols, pipe diagrams and welds, sketch isometric drawings, completion of research project, MIG and Fluxcore welding procedures, perform plate welding in various positions (2F, 3F, 2G, 3G) using MIG and Fluxcore.

Structural Welding II

Phase 104

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Advanced projects beyond Phase 102 in blueprint and layout, perform plate welding in various positions (2G, 3G, 4G) using 6010 electrodes for stringer and 7018 electrodes for remainder. Also, pipe bevel preparation.

Basic Pipe Welding

Phase 105

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Techniques of basic pipe fitting, use of 90′s, T’s, flanges, valves, take offs, use of pipe blueprints, sketches, templates, and uphill welding techniques on pipe. Perform SMAW pipe welding with 6010 electrode stringer and 7018 electrode remainder in pipe positions of 2G and 5G.

Pipe Welding I

Phase 106

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Overview of TIG equipment and procedure setup, metals identification, tungsten safety and preparation. Perform 6010 electrode root and 7018 electrode fill and cap in 6G position. Perform TIG stringer and hot pass on T-plate. Perform TIG root and 7018 fill and cap on 2G and 6G pipe positions.

Pipe Welding II

Phase 107

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Operation requirements for portable equipment, weld test lab procedures and testing approaches, perform mild steel TIG welding on pipe in various positions (2G, 5G, 6G) using TIG stringer, fill, and cap.

Advanced Pipefitting

PFT 105

This course continues the discussion of pipe fabrication relative to socket-weld pipe fabrication methods along with the identification, selection and installation of piping support systems. In addition, this course discusses the layout, installation and fabrication of butt weld pipe and relative flange, bolt and gasket identification and installation. This course will conclude with a discussion on copper pipe bending and joining processes along with grooved pipe fabrication and installation.

Prerequisite: WLD101 and PFT101

H.F. TIG &/or Pipeline Welding

Phase 109

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

Thin alloy selection of tungsten types for aluminum and stainless steel, methods to maintain clean work environment, procedures for heat settings on thin gauge applications, purging stainless steel plate, weld cleaning on aluminum and stainless steel, perform aluminum and stainless steel welding on plate using TIG in various positions with different rod sizes. Pipeline selection of rod size, layout procedures for pipeline fitting, coating types and electrolysis prevention with anode protection, perform SMAW downhill stringer, fill and cap in 5 and 6G positions and inverted T. Also, a student may elect to specialize in only H.F. TIG or pipeline welding or a combination of both specialties.

Career Preparation

Phase 110

75 Contact Hours
15 Lecture Hours
60 Lab Hours
2.5 Credit Hours

A student’s final phase prior to introduction into the employment market with options for shop or field welding. Instruction in application for employment, preparing a resume, weld testing rigors, proper appearance, and job attitude. Lab competencies are directed toward 5G and 6G pipe welding using 6010 and 7018 electrodes including TIG in various combinations with bend tests. Additional lab welding competencies are individually specified for each student by the instructor to prepare the graduate for employer weld tests in the graduate’s selected specialty of welding.

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Enrollment

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This welding training program is available at two campus locations:

TWS Tulsa, Oklahoma campus and TWS Jacksonville, Florida campus

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