- February 27, 2017 - April 21, 2017
- March 20, 2017 - May 12, 2017
- April 19, 2017 - June 14, 2017
- May 22, 2017 - July 14, 2017
- June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017
- July 24, 2017 - September 22, 2017
- August 21, 2017 - October 20, 2017
- September 25, 2017 - November 17, 2017
- October 23, 2017 - December 22, 2017
- November 20, 2017 - January 24, 2018
- December 18, 2017 - February 16, 2018
The Flux Core Welding program prepares students for careers in welding facilities of industrial fabrication, oil refineries, pipe fitting and pipe welding and other careers related to welding. The welding course is designed to teach students how to safely set up and pre set welding equipment. Also do preventative maintenance on Flux Core Welding.
Students will receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication. After completion, the graduate may find employment as a welder, welder helper, maintenance, fabricators, pipe fitters, power plant, boilermakers and oil field related.
The program requires students to attend a total amount of 25 hours a week for a total of Eight Weeks, a total of 200 contact hours of instruction.
Introduction to Welding
This course is an overview of welding careers and the responsibilities they assume. They will also encounter 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 plate positions, and begin fillet welds for plate T-joints. (Lee 5 Clk Hrs / Lab 25 Clk Hrs / Ext 00 Clk Hrs / 30 Clk Hrs) [Prerequisites: None]
Shield Metal Arc 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. Perform plate welding in various positions using 7018 electrodes. Perform Plasma and Carbon Arc Cutting. (Lee 5 Clk Hrs / Lab 25 Clk Hrs / Ext 00 Clk Hrs / 30 Clk Hrs) [Prerequisite: WLDG 101, Introduction to Welding]
Flux Core Arc Welding
Students will learn, define, and apply Flux Core Arc Welding and Gauging rules and procedures in the Welding laboratory, define and distinguish basic welding definitions, and wire equipment, compare and distinguish various types of gas cylinders/tanks and flow meters while utilizing and applying the cutting torch techniques with precision and accuracy. Description of Flux Core Arc Welding; 1) higher weld deposition rates 2) less Arc Start and Stops 3) provide greater arc energy with improve weld fluidity 4) produces smooth weld tie-ins, and reduces weld undercut potential and the need subsequent grinding 5) produces thicker weld layers and longer weld lengths 6) provides faster weld travel speeds which can result in lower weld heat input. Therefore, Flux Core Arc Welding requires less welder skill requirements than stick welding and it’s easier to train. (Lee 5 Clk Hrs / Lab 135 Clk Hrs / Ext 00 Clk Hrs/ 140 Clk Hrs) [Prerequisite: WLDG 102, Structural Welding]