12 Week Pipe Welding Program
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:30 for 12 Weeks
The 12 week Pipe Welding Program prepares a student for pipe certification following AWS and ASME Section IX welding codes. Instruction consists of coupon preparation, welding technique, and troubleshooting for pipe welding in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions using E6010 or ER70S-2 (GTAW/Tig) in the root pass and E7018 in the fill and cover passes.
In the 12 week program, students receive instruction in all of the welding processes we offer at the school – GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and SMAW. In addition, students are also trained in oxy fuel and plasma cutting, carbon arc gouging, and the use of basic hand tools (grinders, fit-up tooling, etc.). The goal of this course is to have students prepared enough so that they are "ready to go" on the first day of employment. Other subjects covered in this course include but not limited to:
- Print and Weld Symbols
- Weld Inspection
- Rigging Safety
- AWS Code and Standards
- Shop and Tool Safety
- Metal Fabrication and Fitting
- Employability Skills
Students may test for the AWS D2.1 pipe certifications in SMAW and/or GTAW/SMAW by the end of the program (optional – additional fee required). Individuals who exhibit sound welding skills are encouraged to take one or both of the pipe certification tests.
PREREQUISITES!! PLEASE READ Students must meet certain qualifications and abilities to enroll in this program (LINK TO PREREQUISITES)
TO ENROLL STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE 360 HOUR WELDING PROGRAM
BE AWS PLATE CERTIFIED IN SMAW AND HAVE GTAW EXPERIENCE
TUITION: $7600.00 Tuition includes instruction, all materials, and personal protective equipment (PPE’s helmet, jacket, gloves, safety glasses, and beanie) required for the program. There is a nonrefundable $30 registration fee in addition to the tuition.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY HALF OF THE TUITION ($3,800) AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT TO SECURE A PLACE IN CLASS. THE REMAINING HALF ($3,830) IS DUE AT THE HALF WAY POINT OF THE PROGRAM .
OPTIONAL PIPE CERTIFICATION FEES
AWS D2.1 E6010 ROOT/E7018 FLUSH COVER $325.00
AWS D2.1 ER70S-2 ROOT/E7018 FLUSH/COVER $325.00
2021 Course schedule
January 4-March 26 FULL
April 5-June 25 - FULL
July 6-September 24
October 4-December 24
Contact Dereck Glaser for entrance interview and to enroll 207-777-3375