Compares equipment and techniques used in the major arc welding and thermal cutting processes. Learners perform introductory level welds in the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes. Learners also perform material preparation skills including shearing, grinding and thermal cutting.
Emphasizes measurement of weld defects and assessment of weld quality conformance to common welding codes. Learners conduct etch tests, bend tests and break tests on welds. The process of procedure and welder qualification is explored through group activities.
Prepares learners for safe operation of work site equipment. Procedures regarding welding machines, band saws, shears, grinders, oxy fuel equipment and an array of hand tools are practiced. Crane and forklift operation are introduced.
Develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study orthographic projection, dimensioning, welding symbols and bill of materials. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.
Builds on print interpretation skills developed in Weld Print Reading 1. Learners study increasingly complicated prints and welding symbols. Learners will apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.
Learn basic Flux Cored Arc Welding theory & set-up. After obtaining a basic understanding of the welding process in theory students turn to the welding lab for exciting experimental lab activities to proof out accepted FCAW welding techniques. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 - Structural Steel Code.
Learn to setup GTAW equipment, and process fundamentals and variables. You’ll make fillets and grooves in the horizontal position on Carbon Steel. This course is the foundation for the other GTAW courses.
Investigates the effects of welding on the mechanical properties of metals. Learners explore hardness, strength, and weldability of various metals. Concepts are applied in various activities, including heat treating, hardness testing and tensile testing.
Develops awareness of career opportunities and career preparedness in the welding field. Employer presentations and plant tours clarify technical and success skill expectations in the trade. Learners assess their own passions and motivations to develop a career and plan. Digital portfolio development is introduced, along with professional media presence. Learners explore NTC career services, including resume development, job searches and mock interviews.
Applies metal fabrication concepts in individual and small group projects. Learners design, plan, layout and fabricate functional projects. Layout tools and methods, along with fixtures, are employed to create precise, repeatable parts to industry standards.
Introduces process fundamentals, electrode selection and machine setup are discussed. Learners use Low hydrogen, "stick" electrodes to complete fillet and groove welds in all positions. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 - Structural Steel Code.
In this workshop you will be introduced to a new set of basic tools - the tools of a job site trainer. You will explore the skills that are necessary to be an effective trainer, discover how to deliver hands-on training, and examine the process for giving useful feedback.