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Department Name: Welding Department
Number of Classes: 22
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Department Description
Welding TrainingWelding is a joining process that permanently joins together two separate components with heat, pressure, or a combination of both to make one new part. Welding is one of the most economical ways to join two metals permanently. Arc welding uses the power of electricity to generate the heat necessary to melt and join metals together.
These classes cover the basic components and common processes used during arc welding. They also provide an overview of the various types of welded joints and describe how electrical variables affect arc welding. Intermediate-level classes focus on the weldability of numerous metals and address the specific details necessary to begin hands-on training for the major arc welding processes.

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650100 What Is Oxyfuel Welding? 100
This class describes the basic concepts of oxyfuel welding, including what equipment and gases are needed to weld. Also, it describes the various other processes that an oxyfuel torch may be used for.
None 14Beginner Welding Department
650105 Oxyfuel Welding Safety 105
This class covers the basic safety procedures for handling oxyfuel welding equipment, including personal protective equipment, ventilation, and fire safety.
None 16Beginner Welding Department
650110 What Is Arc Welding? 110
This class introduces the advantages of arc welding as a joining process and explains the fundamentals of arc welding.
650115
18Beginner Welding Department
650115 Arc Welding Safety 115
This class describes general safety practices that all welders must follow during arc welding procedures. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 16Beginner Welding Department
650120 Arc Welding Processes 120
This class describes the various arc welding processes as well as the particular advantages and disadvantages of each process. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650115
16Beginner Welding Department
650130 Overview of Weld Types 130
This class describes the various joint and weld types, welding positions, and possible weld defects that can occur on a welded joint. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650115
17Beginner Welding Department
650140 Electrical Power for Arc Welding 140
This class describes electrical variables, the path of electricity, and the effect of electricity on the arc welding process.
650115
20Beginner Welding Department
650160 Intro to Submerged Arc Welding 160
This class describes the submerged arc welding process as well as its advantages and limitations.
650110
650120
650140
14Beginner Welding Department
650200 Ferrous Metals for Welding 200
This class provides an overview of the properties of common ferrous metals used for arc welding.
650110
650115
650120
20Intermediate Welding Department
650205 Nonferrous Metals for Welding 205
This class provides an overview of the properties of common nonferrous metals used for arc welding.
650110
650115
650120
20Intermediate Welding Department
650207 Oxyfuel Welding Applications 207
This class describes the procedures for use and maintenance of an oxyfuel welding outfit.
650100
650105
17Intermediate Welding Department
650210 SMAW Applications 210
This class describes the SMAW process and the variables that affect electrode selection, electrical variables, and methods for starting and extinguishing the arc. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650110
650115
650130
650140
18Intermediate Welding Department
650220 GMAW Applications 220
This class describes the GMAW process and the variables that affect shielding gas selection, electrode selection, metal transfer methods, and electrode orientation. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650110
650115
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21Intermediate Welding Department
650230 FCAW Applications 230
This class describes the FCAW process and the variables that affect electrode selection, shielding gas selection, and electrode orientation. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650110
650115
650130
650140
21Intermediate Welding Department
650240 GTAW Applications 240
This class describes the GTAW process and the variables that affect welding current, electrode selection, electrode preparation, and arc-starting methods. Includes an Interactive Lab.
650110
650115
650130
650140
20Intermediate Welding Department
650250 Arc Welding Symbols and Codes 250
This class describes welding symbols and how to read them. It also explains the importance of welding codes and the procedures involved for a welding application.
650110
650115
650120
650130
15Intermediate Welding Department
650255 SAW Applications 255
This class describes SAW and how to make a submerged arc weld.
650110
650115
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18Intermediate Welding Department
650260 Arc Welding Power Sources 260
This class describes different types of arc welding power sources and explains how each power source produces welding power.
650115
650120
650140
19Intermediate Welding Department
650265 Plasma Cutting 265
This class describes plasma cutting equipment and the basic procedures for plasma cutting, gouging, and piercing.
None 16Intermediate Welding Department
650270 Electrode Selection 270
This class describes electrode characteristics for the four major arc welding processes and explains how to select the appropriate electrode for a specific welding application.
650110
650115
650120
18Intermediate Welding Department