Byers Technical Institute

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Programs At Byers Technical Insitute


Combination Pipe Welding Program

The Byers Technical Institute – Combo Pipe Welding Program is a 40 week/1344 contact hour welding program which includes 23 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 one (1) Structural and (2) Pipe welding AWS certification test. Students successfully completing the program will also receive a Forklift Operator certification, First Aid CPR certification, and a 10-hour OSHA training certification and a Diploma.


Accelerated Welding Program

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 16 weeks. At the successful conclusion of this program the student will take two (2) welding certification exams (ASME/AWS).  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.

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