Welding Classes

Welding

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Intro to Welding Processes M-F, 1/17-2/6 8-11 a.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro to Welding Processes TR, 1/17-3/9 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 1/17-3/9 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-Tig) T, 1/17-5/2 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 1/18-3/8 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig) MW, 1/18-3/8 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Welding Design W, 1/18-5/3 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig) W, 1/18-3/3 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Print Reading & Shop Math for Fabricators R, 1/19-5/4 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) R, 1/19-5/4 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro to Welding Processes M, 1/23-5/8 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting M-F, 2/7-3/1 8-11 a.m. Marple $460/$480
Welding Certificate Program TWR, 2/21-4/27 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Phoenixville $3,999
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) M-F, 3/2-29 8-11 a.m. Marple $460/$480
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig) MW, 3/20-5/8 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 3/20-5/8 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting TR, 3/21-5/9 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II TR, 3/21-5/9 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $460/$480
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II M-F, 3/30-4/19 8-11 a.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
Cost: $3,999

CRN 2449 Tues-Thurs
Feb. 21-April 27
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Phoenixville

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 3294 Mon-Fri
Jan. 17-Feb. 6
8-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 1156 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 17-March 9
11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple
CRN 743 Mondays
Jan. 23-May 8
6:30-9:30 p.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 1531 Mon & Wed
Jan. 18-March 8
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple
CRN 1212 Wednesdays
Jan. 18-March 3
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2284 Mon & Wed
March 20-May 8
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple

Print Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators
Learn to locate, interpret, and utilize welding symbols, measurements, lines and other information found on working drawings, blueprints and technical documents. Students will be able to interpret technical drawings, sketches, blueprints and make measurements (in both the U.S. Conventional System and the International System) and make mathematical calculations using the measurements to accomplish fabrication requirements. These are basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in the manufacturing industry.

PDS 9990 / Length 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring: $480

CRN 3297 Thursdays
Jan. 19-May 4
3:15-6:15 p.m. 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 833 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 17-March 9
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple
CRN 1188 Thursdays
Jan. 19-May 4
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 3298 Mon-Fri
March 2-29
8-11 a.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 2190 Mon & Wed
Jan. 18-March 8
11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple
CRN 3296 Mon & Wed
March 20-May 8
11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple
CRN 1210 Tues & Thurs
March 21-May 9
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple
CRN 1211 Mon-Fri
March 30-April 19
8-11 a.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 3295 Mon-Fri
Feb. 7-March 1
8-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 1155 Tues & Thurs
March 21-May 9
11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Marple

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-Tig)
Covers various types of tungsten electrodes, tolerances, color codes, and commonly used welding machines and polar lines. Focuses on gas tungsten arc welding in various positions using ferrous and non-ferrous sheet and plate, and welding gases used in GTAW processes. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

PDS 9806 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring $480

CRN 1532 Tuesdays
Jan. 17-May 2
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple

Welding Design
Provides students with the basic knowledge of layout and the selection of welding processes used in ship design. The understanding of calculating and estimating of
weldment sizes and weights. The use of jigs, fixtures and positioners to minimize distortion of weldments will be included as topics of instruction.

JSPD 9005 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $460; Non-Sponsoring $480

CRN 3299 Wednesdays
Jan. 18-May 3
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple