Welding Technology / Blacksmithing Basics

Instructor:
Bill Presby

Email:
presbb@portlandschools.org


Welding



Welding



Welding



Welding

Program Description:
During this class many performance tests will be administered with a focus on welding with 6010 – 6011 – 6013 – 7018 – 7024 electrodes in the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding process culminating in the D1.1 structural steel limited plate test.  Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) will be taught and practiced in both first and second year curriculums.  Pipe fitting and pipe welding on Schedule 40 pipe 6” pipe in the 2G – 5G – 6G positions will be practiced in the second year.  Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG) in carbon, stainless, and aluminum plate will also be an option for advanced students.  Plasma Arc Cutting and Carbon Arc Cutting are also introduced and practiced throughout the two year program.


Curriculum:
Safety, Equipment Operation, Oxygen- Acetylene Safe Set Up, Electrical Safety, SMAW Flat Pos. Horz. Rod I.D./ Uses, SMAW Vertical- O.H. Paddle/Plate Tests Certification, Math for Welders, Blueprint Reading for Welders, Welding Workbook, Fabrication Techniques, GMAW (Gas, Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) Verification, Blacksmithing Techniques, SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), Plasma Cutting, Carbon Arc Cutting, Pipefitting/ Pipe Welding, GTAW (Gatungsten Arc Welding)


Certifications:
American Welding Society All positions- D.1.1. unlimited/limited thickness carbon steel plate with 7018 3/32 and ⅛ diameter- low hydrogen electrodes American Welding Association- All position Flux Cored limited & unlimited carbon steel plate in D1.1. using .045’’ diameter wire

 

Career Opportunities:
Certified Structural Welder
Pipe Fitter / Pipe Welder
Fabrication Shop Specialist
Owner / Operator of your own Welding Shop
Welder Helper
Quality Control Weld Inspector


Requirements:
Long Pants
Closed Toe Leather Boots