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We offer:

• FOUR FUNDAMENTAL COURSES
• FOUR ADVANCED COURSES
• 12 NEW THEORY COURSES

According to recent surveys there are a large percentage of skilled welders who are due to retire within a few years, and the industry needs new skilled welders to replace them. Welding training is easily transferred to the work place.

Welding certification is achieved through a combination of 80% practical training for the different types of test procedures, and 20% theory taught within the shop.

Upon successful completion of our courses, each student must complete all lessons and then a practical training test from the school instructor, in order to be issued a School Certificate stating that he or she has met our required standards.

SCHOOL CLASSES can be taken from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 noon or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, or special training hours can be arranged with the School Manager.

Welding for the most part, will be performed in an environment accompanied by other manufacturing machines & equipment. Welding, much like all other industrial job sites has a number of potential safety hazards. We the General Welding School, make it a priority to emphasize on safe working practices. All students shall respect, appreciate, and follow all Health & Safety guidelines set forth by the General Welding School. We believed that the above philosophy will provide the individual a valuable and positive attitude for any workplace. Learning to work safely is as important as learning to be a skilled welder.

∗ A Welding Program Certificate is issued upon successful completion of each program.

† Upon successful completion of an actual "Qualification Test", evaluated by TSSA or CWB inspector. A letter is issued to the individual as proof of competence.

∗∗INSTRUCTION IS GIVEN SEPARATELY TO EACH STUDENT∗∗
∗∗A SKILLED TRADE OFFERS GREATER JOB SECURITY WITH BETTER PAY∗∗

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FOUR FUNDAMENTAL COURSES:

1. ELECTRIC ARC WELDING Course takes approximately 4 weeks to complete or a total of 60 hours of practical hands-on training on mild steel plate in all position welding, using thin wall and heavy wall gauge metals.

2. SEMI-AUTOMATIC MIG WELDING Course is very popular and it covers solid hard core and uncoated wire using CO2 Gas. The MIG course takes approximately 2 weeks to complete or a total of 30 hours of practical hands-on training on mild steel plate in the flat-horizontal-vertical positions.

3. HEAVY DUTY ACETYLENE (GAS) WELDING Course takes approximately 3 weeks to complete or a total of 30 hours practical hands-on training on mild steel plate in all position welding each day.

4. HELI-ARC TIG WELDING Course is also very popular and it covers mild steel and Aluminum steel welding with Argon Gas. The Heli-Arc Tig course takes approximately 2 weeks to complete or a total of 30 hours of practical hands-on training.

FOUR ADVANCED COURSES:
(EXPERIENCED WELDER’S ONLY)
(Given by Technical Standards & Safety Authority TSSA CODE.)

1. ELECTRIC ARC WELDING 2" Pipe Test all position, including 4 sets of 2", schedule 40, black-carbon pipe, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 20 to 25 Hours of advanced training.

2. SEMI-AUTOMATIC MIG PLATE TEST in the 1G-2G Flat & Horizontal positions including, 12 sets of 3/8" black-carbon plate, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 12 to 15 Hours of advanced training.

3. OXY-ACETYLENE 2" GAS PIPE TEST all position, including 4 sets of 2" schedule 40 black-carbon pipe, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 20 to 25 Hours of advanced training.

4. HELI-ARC TIG 2" PIPE TEST all position, including 4 sets of 2" schedule 40 black-carbon pipe, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 20 to 25 Hours of advanced training.


NEW WELDERS FOR INDUSTRY-WELDING THEORY COURSES

1. Health & safety 8 Hrs
2. Blue Print reading (general), Joints Definitions & Preparation methods 8 Hrs
3. Welding symbols 8 Hrs
4. Welding symbols—continued 8 Hrs
5. Power Source & Equipment 8 Hrs
6. Shielded Metal Arc Welding—SMAW 8 Hrs
7. Gas Metal Arc Welding - GMAW 8 Hrs
8. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-GTAW 8 Hrs
9. SMAW Pipe (TSSA) 8 Hrs
10. SMAW plate (CWB) 8 Hrs
11. Weld Defects & Their Causes 8 Hrs
12. Inspection & Testing Methods 8 Hrs

96 hours Total

 

Course Curriculum

Comprehensive Welder Training Program (350 Hours)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
This advance level program applies to individuals with extensive welding experience, who would like to further their skills to be a Qualified Welder by a recognized administrator such as TSSA & CWB. Upon completion of this level, individuals will have the opportunity to become a Qualified Welder. Welders with such status will have the added ability to widen their career opportunities into the welding industry.
Program Outline:
• The individual will received in-shop & theory education for all 3 welding processes
• Related theory education (Health & Safety, General blueprint, Joints, Definitions/Preparation, Welding Symbols, Power Sources, Weld Defects, & Inspection/Testing)
• One-on-one hands-on training,
• All position (F, H, V, and O) welding techniques,
• TSSA High Pressure pipe techniques and actual "Qualification" test,
• CWB Structural Steel plate techniques and actual "Qualification" test.

Industrial Welder Training Program (260 Hours)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Oxy-Acetylene Cutting
This intermediate level program applies to individuals with basic welding experience and knowledge.
Upon completion of this level, individuals will have the necessary knowledge to enter the welding industry with confidence.
Program Outline:
• The individual will received in-shop & theory education for all 3 welding processes,
• Related theory education (Health & Safety, General blueprint, Joints Definitions/Preparation, Weld Defects, & Inspection/Testing)
• One-on-one hands-on training,
• All position CWB (F, H, V, and O) welding techniques,
• Oxy-Acetylene cutting techniques.

Pipe Welding Program (200 hours)

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General Welder Training Program (162 hours)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Oxy-Acetylene Cutting
This fundamental level program applies to individuals with basic experience and knowledge of hands-on practices in a "shop" environment.
Upon completion of this level, individuals will have the essential foundation for entering the welding and other related industries.
Program Outline:
• The individual will received in-shop & theory education for both welding processes.
• One-on-one hands-on training,
• Oxy-Acetylene cutting techniques,
• Related theory education (Health & Safety).

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT COURSES:

∗(BASIC) ELECTRIC ARC WELDING Course takes approximately 4 weeks to complete a total of 60 hours of practical hands-on training on mild steel plate in all position welding, using thin wall and heavy wall gauge metals.

∗(TSSA) ELECTRIC ARC WELDING 2" inch Pipe Test all position, including 4 sets of 2" inch schedule 40 black carbon pipe, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 20 to 25 Hours of Advanced Training.

∗(CWB) ELECTRIC ARC WELDING All Position Course Takes a total of 60 hours of practical hands-on training. Student is trained for CWB plate test in all 4 welding positions (flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead) on mild steel plate.

∗(BASIC) SEMI-AUTOMATIC MIG WELDING Course is very popular and it covers solid hard core and uncoated wire using CO2 Gas. The MIG course takes approximately 2 weeks to complete a total of 30 hours of practical hands-on training on mild steel plate in the Flat-horizontal-vertical positions.

∗(TSSA) SEMI-AUTOMATIC MIG PLATE TEST in the 1G-2G Flat & Horizontal positions including, 12 sets of 3/8" black carbon plate, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 15 to 20 Hours of
Advanced Training.

∗(CWB) SEMI-AUTOMATIC MIG WELDING Flat and Horizontal Course Takes a total of 25 hours of practical hands-on training. Student is trained for CWB plate test in flat and horizontal positions.

∗(BASIC) HELI-ARC TIG WELDING Course is also very popular and it covers mild steel and Aluminum steel welding with Argon Gas. The Heli-Arc Tig course takes approximately 2 weeks to complete or a total of 30 hours of practical hands-on training.

*(TSSA) HELI-ARC TIG 2" inch PIPE TEST all position, including 4 sets of 2" inch schedule 40 black carbon pipe, GOV’T INSPECTION FEES, Materials, and approximately 25 Hours of Advanced Training.

SCHOOL CLASSES can be taken from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or special training hours can be arranged with the School Manager.