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This training program curriculum will consist of AWS & NCCER materials. Students will be registered in the NCCER Program for completed modules. For an additional fee, depending on the number and types of tests desired, AWS certification testing and certification will be offered to students through the SC Technical College system. Students, who pass the certification testing, will receive nationally recognized and documented AWS certifications from an AWS accredited State Technical College for the skills they have mastered. There is an additional 4 weeks (160 hours) of optional training available to allow students to gain skills in pipe welding or further enhance existing skills. Students may be able to obtain a job at the successful completion of any of the 3 levels and not have to attend class as long to find work. Of course, the more training the student receives the more skills the student will obtain and he or she will be able to enter the job market at a higher pay level. Personal equipment needs will be discussed at the first class (an additional student cost of $300.)
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Basic Welding QuickJobs Day Program
The QuickJobs Basic Welding Course offers the student introductory training needed to enter the welding profession. Upon completion of the course, the student will have competent training in safety, basic metallurgy, and industrial tool operation. Entry-level welding skills will include fillet and groove welding in basic positions using the (SMAW) process. The student will be required to perform welding to industrial standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS). Students completing this course will have entry level skills needed for construction positions and for general fabrication shops or be ready for the Intermediate Welding Class, which is the next level of training in the Day QuickJobs program.
- Total Hours: 360.00
- CEUs: 36.00
Intermediate Welding QuickJobs Day Program
This course is offered to students who completed the Basic Welding QuickJobs Day course and is open to persons demonstrating necessary welding skills to the instructor. Students are trained in the following: Personal safety (continuation); SMAW welding in non-standard positions - 2 weeks; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to include solid wire and dual shield flux cored wire in fillet and groove welding - 2 weeks; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in multiple positions and metals to include steel, aluminum and stainless steel - 4 weeks. The student will be required to perform welding to industrial standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS). Students completing this course will have basic and intermediate skills required as minimums for employment in the construction industry and fabrication shops, high-rise construction and maintenance welding and repairs.
- Total Hours: 320.00
- CEUs: 32.00
Advanced Welding QuickJobs Day Program
This course is offered to students who completed the Basic and Intermediate Welding courses and is open to persons demonstrating advanced welding skills to the instructor. The student must show competency in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding, or have completed the Entry and Intermediate Welding courses. The student will be introduced to high-pressure pipe welding. During the course, the student will be required to weld root passes, hot passes, and fill and cover passes to code requirements on various diameter pipe. This class is intense and prepares the student for testing to corporate standards such as the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) section IX. Students completing this course will possess skills required in the pipe welding and fabrication industry.
- Total Hours: 320.00
- CEUs: 32.00