Welding Classes

Welding

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig) MW, 5/22-6/28 7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 5/22-6/28 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro to Welding Processes TR, 5/23-6/29 8-11:45 a.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 5/23-6/29 12:15-4 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig) MW, 7/5-8/9 7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 7/5-8/9 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting TR, 7/6-8/10 7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II TR, 7/6-8/10 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 7/6-8/10 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480

Welding Certificate Program
Welding is an extremely important aspect in the architecture of buildings, ships, bridges, and more. The opportunities for qualified welders are great, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The College has designed a 225-hour hands-on training program that delivers an introduction to welding and training in Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), Blueprint reading and basic fabrication. These skills are in high demand in today’s workplace. 

PDS 9827 / Length: 225 hours
Classes forming now for October 2017 at Phoenixville Campus

Intro to Welding Processes
Provides trainees with relevant theory in oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metallic arc welding and their applications. Also discussed is proper selection of power sources and settings, welding electrodes, shielding gases, joint configuration, safety and welding procedures. This course includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application or lab exercise that demonstrates the topics presented.

PDS 9799 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring: $480

CRN 454 Tues & Thurs
May 23-June 29
8-11:45 a.m. Marple

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig)
Covers GMAW equipment set-up and operation. The theory of gas metal arc welding is applied to mild steel and plate steel in all positions. Introduces single- and multi-phase welds using a variety of electrode (wire) diameters. Also covers the application of gas metal-arc welding theory to non-ferrous materials and their alloys. Various modes of metal transfer are addressed. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

PDS 9805 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring $480

CRN 839 Mon & Wed
May 22-June 28
7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple
CRN 881 Mon & Wed
July 5-August 9
7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple


 

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW)
Covers the principles of electric arc welding using electrodes 6010, 6011, 6012, and 6013 in the flat position, correct angles and methods. Also covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application.

PDS 9803 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring: $480

CRN 313 Tues & Thurs
May 23-June 29
12:15-4 p.m. Marple
CRN 503 Tues & Thurs
July 6-August 10
12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
This course covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: state the effects of current settings on the weld, control electrodes in the correct manner, weld in vertical, overhead, and horizontal positions using 6010 and 6011, 6012 and 6013 electrodes.

PDS 9804 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring $480

CRN 314 Mon & Wed
May 22-June 28
12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 883 Mon & Wed
July 5-August 9
12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 882 Tues & Thurs
July 6-August 10
12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple

Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting
Emphasis on fuel gases, welding and cutting equipment. Covers advantages and disadvantages of fuel gases; maintenance of oxy-fuel welding set; demonstrates lighting, adjusting, and extinguishing an oxy-fuel flare; and using an oxy-fuel cutting torch.

PDS 9798 / Length 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring: $480

CRN 880 Tues & Thurs
July 6-August 10
7:55 a.m.-Noon Marple