Entry Level Welding

Entry Level Welding – CLASS PENDING

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Entry Level Welding is a course designed to prepare adults for an entry level welding position. BRCP’s course is offered at BRCP in the evening as well as weekend hours. This format allows for individuals that are currently employed to explore the coursework.

The cost for the course is $1700.00.

The Length of the course is four weeks but it meets on multiple days.

The course meets during the week in the evening hours as well as weekend hours.

Funding available for enrollment in this course: Individual- Private Pay, WIOA, and WorkIN

CERTIFICATION

American Welding Society – Students Excelling through National Standards in Education (SENSE).

  • Welding I includes modules: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 8, and Module 9.
  • Welding II includes modules: Module 4, Module 5, Module 6, Module 7, Module 8 and Module 9.
  • Full Completion: Individuals who complete Welding I and Welding II are eligible to take certification exam. 

MODULE 1: OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Possess manual dexterity and eye coordination.
  • Possess workplace skills, such as proficiency in math and science.
  • Knowledgeable about metric units, able to complete job cards, and familiar about fit-up and assembly of parts.

MODULE 2: SAFETY AND HEALTH OF WELDERS

  • Explain the purpose of safety policies and the necessary steps to take in reporting an accident or emergency.
  • Describe first aid procedures, proper tool safety and material handling techniques, and good housekeeping.
  • Define the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the mandatory requirements.
  • Identify safety precautions for ladders and scaffolds as well as techniques for storing or handling cylinders.
  • Identify fire hazards and define proper extinguishing techniques, as well as how to how to avoid electrical hazard.
  • Ability to properly use and inspect equipment used for ventilation as well as identify how to avoid welding fumes. 

MODULE 3: DRAWING AND WELDING SYMBOL INTERPRETATION

  • Interpret basic elements of a drawing or sketch, welding symbol information, and written welding procedures.
  • Ability to fabricate parts from a drawing or sketch.

MODULE 4: SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW)

  • Prepare for shielded metal arc welding on carbon steel plate and pipe and properly use shielded metal arc welding equipment.
  • Ability to make fillet and groove welds in all positions, on carbon steel plate, and on pipe in the 2F position.

MODULE 5: GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW)

  • Prepare for gas metal arc welding operations on carbon steel plate and properly use gas metal arc welding.
  • Ability to compose fillet welds, all positions, on carbon steel plate and pipe in 2F position-flat, multiple pass, surfacing welds.
  • Ability to make groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel plate with backing and pipe in 1G.
  • Ability to construct 1F, 2F, and 1G welds on carbon steel plate.

MODULE 6: FLUX-CORED ARC WELDING (FCAW)

  • Prepare for flux cored arc welding operations on carbon steel plate and pipe, and operate flux cored arc welding equipment.
  • Ability to construct fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel plate.

MODULE 7: GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW)

  • Prepare for gas tungsten arc welding operations on carbon steel plate, aluminum, and stainless steel plate.
  • Ability to function gas tungsten arc welding equipment.
  • Construct fillet welds, 2F, and 3F positions, on carbon steel plate and make groove welds, 3G position without backing.
  • Make 1F-2F welds on aluminum plate, as well as 1G with backing welds on aluminum plate.
  • Make 1F-2F-3F welds on stainless steel plate, as well as 1G-2G-3G welds on stainless steel plate.

MODULE 8: THERMAL CUTTING PROCESSES (MANUAL/MECHANIZED OXYFUEL CUTTING (OFC), PLASMA ARC CUTTING (PAC) AND AIR CARBON CUTTING (CAC-A))

  • Operate manual oxyfuel cutting and manual plasma arc cutting equipment.
  • Perform straight cutting, shape cutting, and bevel cutting operations on carbon steel plate and pipe.
  • Set up for oxyfuel gas cutting (track burner) operations on carbon steel plate machine and operate equipment.
  • Set up for manual plasma arc cutting operations on carbon steel plate, aluminum, and stainless steel plate.
  • Set up for manual air carbon arc gouging and cutting operations on carbon steel plate.
  • Operate manual air carbon arc cutting equipment and perform metal removal operations on carbon steel plate.

MODULE 9: WELDING INSPECTION AND TESTING

  • Inspect cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts.
  • Ability to tack, intermediate layers, and completed welds.

Please call Blue River Career Programs’ Adult Education Administrative Assistant for details on when the next class will start and how to enroll at 317.392.2197