Welding - Mcallen Careers Institute

OUR WELDING PROGRAMS

Our welding programs provide students the skills they need to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welder Test. Once certified, students may obtain jobs as pipe welders, welder helpers, maintenance workers, fabricators, boilermakers and oil field related positions.

Combo Pipe Welder

Students will receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading and pipe bevel preparation. They will also learn to develop the skills, attitudes and competencies in processes including oxy-fuel cutting, gouging, weld symbols and TIG welding.

Flux Core

Students will learn how to safely set up and preset welding equipment, and how to perform preventative maintenance on welding equipment. Students will also receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication.

Welder Specialist Program

Students will learn how to safely set up and operate shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and pipe welding. They will also receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication.

Welder/Pipefitter Program

Students will develop skills, attitudes and competencies in the pipe welding process, including those of oxy-fuel cutting, gouging, weld symbols and TIG welding. They will also learn to work with a variety of pipes including threaded and grooved piping.

Stick & Pipe Course

The student will learn to develop skills, attitudes and competencies in welding processes, including oxy-fuel cutting and shielded metal arc welding. Students will receive training in welding safety, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication, and will learn how to use oxy-fuel gas.

Pipe Welding Program

The student learns fitting and welding of carbon steel and stainless steel parts using the TIG process. They will also receive specialized training in Basic Plus, confined spaces, and scaffolding for construction.

Let McAllen Careers Institute help you develop the skills necessary to become an entry-level welder in as few as 8 weeks!

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