Bill Presby









During the course of 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 with certification offered in both first and second year curriculums.  Pipe fitting and pipe welding on Schedule 40 6” pipe in the 2G – 5G – 6G positions will be practiced in the second year. Using Tungsten Inert Gas Welding on carbon, stainless, and aluminum plate, tests will also be practiced for advanced students.  Plasma Arc Cutting and Carbon Arc Cutting will be 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) Blacksmithing Techniques SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) Plasma Cutting Carbon Arc Cutting Pipefitting/ Pipe Welding GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) Certifications:

American Welding Society

NCCER Articulation Agreement:

Southern Maine Community College Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Fine Arts

Math Science 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

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