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Accelerated Welding Program

Classes will begin on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays)

The Accelerated Welding Program is a 10 module course that will prepare a student with little or no welding experience for an entry level structural, fabrication or pipe welding position in commercial/industrial construction, fabrication, industrial maintenance and pipeline construction. This program also allows students who have previous welding experience to begin training at their level of experience. Students will train in the Byers Technical Institute welding lab for 32 hours per week for a total of 13 weeks. At the successful conclusion of this program the student will take two (2) welding certification exams according to AWS code D1.1 certification of welders & ASME Section IX certification of welders. Students who successfully complete the program will also receive an industrial/extended boom forklift operator certification and a 10- hour OSHA training certification. Upon completion of the AWP the student will receive a Program Completion Certificate.

13 Weeks | 416 Clock Hours | $3,536.00 - Tuition

$400.00 - Safety Equipment and Tool Pack | $125.00 - Book Fee

Fluor employee and student Francisco Chavez-Perez practices his wielding skills on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Oyster Creek. (J. Patric Schneider / For the Chronicle )

AWS/ASME Certified Welder

Certified Forklift Operator

OSHA 10 Safety Certification

Welding Safety

Objective: To understand welding shop safety rules and use welding/cutting/grinding equipment in a safe manner that protects the student and everyone in the welding shop from injury.

Content: The student will receive instruction on rules for the welding shop and classroom environment concerning personal conduct and safety. The instructor will provide explanation and demonstration on the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required in the shop. Specific instruction on the use of hand and power tools will be given and each student will demonstrate the ability to operate each tool safely.

Testing: Students will successfully pass a written safety/personal conduct test before being allowed to continue in the program.

Oxy-Fuel/Plasma Cutting

Objective: To safely set up and operate Oxyacetylene and Plasma cutting equipment and begin
using this equipment to prepare various types of metal for the welding process.

Content: Students will receive instruction on the safe operation of Oxyacetylene and Plasma
cutting equipment using manual and automatic processes. This includes set up and storage of this
equipment. Students will demonstrate the ability to cut metal from 3/16” to 1” on plate and pipe.
These hands-on skills will be used and developed throughout the duration of the program.

Testing: The student must take and pass a written and hands-on test on the safe operation of
oxyacetylene/plasma cutting equipment before being allowed to use this equipment for the
remainder of the program.

Basic SMAW (Stick)

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

Basic GMAW (MIG)

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

Advanced SMAW (Structural/Pre-pipe)

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

SMAW Pipe

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

Basic GTAW

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

GTAW Pipe

Objective: To understand safe work practices using SMAW welding tools and equipment. At the successful completion of this module the student will produce quality multi-pass welds on fillet, lap and square groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Content: This module will introduce students to basic welding terms and definitions as well as understanding the proper setup of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe setup and operation of SMAW welding equipment using their Personal Protective Equipment. The instructor will introduce the student to various weld joint designs, electrode selection and welding symbols. The student will weld on each of these welding joint designs using E6010 and E7018 welding rods in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions.

Testing: The student will be given 2 written test and 1 hands-on welding skill test during this module. The welding skill test will be scored by visual and dye-penetrant (PT) examination.

Forklift Operator Certification

Objective: To safely operate industrial and extended boom forklifts on a jobsite.

Content: A certified forklift instructor will give 8 hours of forklift operations instruction using textbook, video and hands-on instruction.

Testing: One written and one hands-on examination will be given and certificate and operator's card will be given to students who successfully pass this module.

OSHA 10 Hour for Construction

Objective: To receive an OSHA 10-hour Certification

Content: An OSHA authorized construction trainer will give the OSHA 1926 for construction training class.

Testing: Students will receive the required written test in accordance with OSHA training requirements.

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