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Welding Fabricator Certificate

Short-Term Certificate


National curriculum will be used for the study and application of Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG) processes as applied to the manufacturing and production industries. Topics covered in this certificate program are: machine selection and classification of electrodes, basic welding techniques using E7018 electrodes for fillet welds, welding symbols, best practices in welding fabrication and weld testing.


Industry Based Certification

Students will be prepared to earn several American Welding Society (AWS) welding certifications using SMAW, MIG, and TIG welding processes.


Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand welding and ship safety policies and procedures
  2. Operate SMAW, MIG, and TIG machines
  3. Identify electrode classifications
  4. Identify weld joints
  5. Identify structural shapes
  6. Understand distortion and strategies to alleviate negative effects
  7. Understand methods of layout, taking, and positioning of parts
  8. Safely operate drill press
  9. Safely operate bench grinder
  10. Safely operate hydraulic band saw
  11. Safely operate portable band saw
  12. Strategically select welding process that best suits application


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