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Module Descriptions #1MJT01

SMAW – Shielded Metal Arc Welding

80 hours

This course will focus on the basic skills needed to perform the stick welding process. Topics will include the 5 controllable factors of welding; C-L-A-M-S, electrode identification, power supply set-up, metal preparation, joint configurations, and welding safety. Students will utilize time in the welding lab performing the SMAW process in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions using a variety of weld joint configurations on plain carbon steel. We will also use various electrode manipulation techniques to achieve desired results in a variety of welding positions.

OSHA 10 Construction Safety Course

10 hours

Utilizing CareerSafe’s online program, students will complete the OSHA 10 safety course basic modules AND the optional welding/hot work module. Students will receive a certificate and a wallet size card upon successful completion of the course work. Two 5-hour sessions will be dedicated to completing this course. If additional time is required students may come in early or complete the work at home.

GMAW – Gas Metal Arc Welding

75 hours

Classroom- Lecture time will focus on the use and types of shielding gases, electrode identification, consumable parts assembly and power supply set-up.

Lab- Students will utilize this time in the welding lab performing the GMAW process in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions using a variety of weld joint configurations on plain carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. We will also use various electrode manipulation techniques to achieve desired results in a variety of welding positions.

GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

75 hours

Classroom- Lecture time will focus on the use and types of shielding gases, electrode identification, filler metal selection, consumable parts assembly and power supply set-up.

Lab- Students will utilize this time in the welding lab performing the GTAW process in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions using a variety of weld joint configurations on plain carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. We will also set up pipe joints in various positions to be welded and blended.

Print Reading for Welders

45 hours

This course will be broken into several essential modules

  1. The Alphabet of lines – Identification of line typed used on industry standard drawings and prints.
  2. Trade Math –
    1. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
    2. Pythagorean Theorem,
    3. Basic Geometry – Linear measure, area and volume of 2 and 3 dimensional objects.
  3. Drawing views – Orthographic projection, perspective view drawings and auxiliary drawings.
  4. Dimensioning – Linear, datum point and feature dimensioning will be studied.
  5. Welding Symbols – Welding symbols for fillet and groove type welds will be studied.
Job Readiness

15 hours

Students will search for jobs and will create a portfolio with their pictures from this course. Students will create a resume, cover letter, and complete job applications as well as participate in mock interviews. Proper interviewing techniques will be discussed and practiced.

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