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2694 Glasgow Highway | Buena Vista, Virginia 24416 | (540) 258-1028

2694 Glasgow Highway
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Combination Pipe Welding Program

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

The Byers Technical Institute –Combination Pipe Welding Program is a 28 week/904 contact hour welding program which includes 15 individual modules that will prepare a student to enter the welding field at the Journeyman level. At the completion of the program the student will take (1) Structural and (2) Pipe welding AWS certification tests. Students successfully completing the program will also receive a Forklift Operator certification, First Aid CPR certification, and a 10-hour OSHA training certification.

28 Weeks | 904 Clock Hours | $9,040.00 - Tuition

$625.00 - Safety Equipment and Tool Pack | $575.00 - 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 Pipe Welder

Certified Forklift Operator

OSHA 10 Safety Certification

First Aid/CPR Certification

Program Orientation / 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 grove 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 set up of power sources and equipment. Students will demonstrate the safe set up 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: Produce quality groove welds on 3/8” and 1” carbon steel with backing using the SMAW process in the Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions. Successfully pass a 3/8” carbon steel plate, open root guided bend test using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in the Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead positions or a 3/8” carbon steel plate w/backing, guided bend test in the Vertical and Overhead positions.

Content:  Students will continue to develop their skills with the SMAW process welding on 3/8” thru 1” single V-groove plate with backing and 3/8” open root single V-grove plate. Students will also be introduced to AWS and ASME codes and testing procedures.

Testing:  Students will be given 1 written test and 1 guided bend test on 1” or 3/8” single V-grove welds using carbon steel plates.

SMAW Pipe

Student must successfully pass a 3/8” open root 6010/7018 plate test in the Vertical and Overhead position prior to beginning this module.

Objective:  To successfully pass a guided bend test in the 6G position on 4”, schedule 80, carbon steel pipe using E6010 (root) and E7018 (fill).

Content:  Students will learn to prepare pipe for SMAW welds and weld carbon steel pipe using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in the 2G, 5G, and 6G Positions.

Testing:  The student will take 1 written and 1 guided bend test on carbon steel pipe in the 6G position.

Basic GTAW (TIG)

Objective:  To understand safe work practices using GTAW 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 the GTAW process on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

Content:    In this module students will become familiar with the equipment used to produce quality GTAW welds. Students will weld on multiple welding joint designs in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical positions.

Testing:  Students will take 2 written and 2 visual hands on GTAW skill test during this module.

Advanced GTAW (Pre-Pipe & Aluminum)

Objective:  Successfully pass a 3/8” open root guided bend test on carbon steel plate in the horizontal and vertical positions.

Content:  Students will learn to prepare test coupons for GTAW welding and perform an open root weld using the GTAW process.

Testing:  Students will be given 1 written test and 1 open root visual and guided bend test on carbon steel plate.

GTAW Pipe

Student must successfully pass a 3/8” open root GTAW plate test in the Vertical position prior to beginning this module.

Objective:  Pass a 2” open root pipe test on carbon steel pipe in the 6G position using the GTAW process.

Content:  Students will be instructed on preparing pipe coupons for welding with the GTAW process. Open root welds will be made in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions on 6”, 4” and 2” carbon steel pipe.

Testing: The student will be given 1 written and 1 guided bend test on 2” carbon steel pipe using the GTAW process in the 6G position.

GTAW/SMAW Heavy Wall Pipe

Objective:  To successfully pass a 2” heavy wall open root pipe test in the 6G position with a GTAW root and SMAW fill.

Content:  Students will combine the GTAW and SMAW skills to weld on 6”, 4” and 2” heavy wall carbon steel pipe.

Testing: The student will be given a 2” carbon steel heavy wall GTAW open root 7018 fill pipe test in the 6G position.

GTAW Stainless Steel Pipe

Objective:  To successfully pass a visual open root weld test on 4” and 2” schedule 10 stainless steel pipe.

Content:  Students will learn the process of purging stainless steel pipe for welding open root welds on sch. 10 and sch. 40 pipe.

Testing:  Student will be given a visual open root pipe test in the 6G position on 2” schedule 10 pipe.

Introduction to Blueprint Reading/Trade Math

Objective:  To develop an introductory level of understanding welding symbols, basic lines and views, dimensions and details used in construction and fabrication industries.

Content:  The student will receive instruction on forms of measurement, reading a tape measure, adding and subtracting measurements and a basic overview of fabrication, mechanical and structural drawings. Welding symbols will also be introduced in this module.

Testing:  The student will be given 2 written tests in this module.

Job Simulation - Pipe/Structural Fitting

Objective:  To weld and fit pipe and structural supports in a simulated industrial/commercial environment.

Content:  Students will spend 2 weeks using the skills learned in previous modules to read drawings, take measurements, fit weld and install pipe and supports in realistic industrial/commercial conditions. Special attention will be given to working safely and following specific instructions given by a supervisor. The math, blueprint reading, cutting and rigging skills will be used to complete this module.

Testing:  One combined written and hands-on fitting/welding test will be given during this module.

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 operators card will be given to students who successfully pass this module.

First Aid/CPR

Objective:  To become certified in First Aid and CPR.

Content:  A certified CPR and First Aid instructor will give students the current course necessary to become certified in each skill.

Testing:  The student must pass a written and hands-on test for each skill to receive their certification.

OSHA 10 Hour

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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