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Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic

SMA101
Tuition $2,000.00
Book Fee $35.00

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should
be able to perform production welding, general
maintenance welding and light structural welding.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality multi-pass
fillet and single v-groove welds in all positions using E6010
and E7018 electrodes. This course also develops skills to
perform in accordance with Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-
014), Production Line Welder (DOT 819.684-010), Tack
Welder (DOT 810.684-010) and the arc welding portion of
Combination Welder (DOT 819.384-010).

Course content: This course provides the student with a
thorough technical understanding of shielded metal arc
welding, welding safety, arc welding power sources, and
electrode classifications and selection. It also provides
training to develop the skills necessary to make quality
single and multi-pass fillet and groove welds in all positions
on1/4” mild steel plate, and multi-pass groove welds on 3/8” mild steel plate with backing in the horizontal and vertical positions, using direct welding current.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required
to take four written tests. The student also must pass
the following four skill tests: visual and break test on
a fillet weld in the horizontal position using E6010
electrodes, visual and guided bend tests on single
v-groove welds in the horizontal, vertical up and
overhead positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced

SMA201
Tuition $2,000.00
Book Fee $35.00

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform bridge code welds and other related structural work, as well as preparation for pipe welding.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a guided bend test on 3/8” plate in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce quality multi-pass groove welds with backing in all positions using E7018 electrodes on 1” mild steel in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. To produce quality, multi-pass open root groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes on 3/8” mild steel plates. The quality of welds is in accordance with the various recognized welding codes. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides training to develop skills necessary to produce quality multi-pass groove welds with backing on 1” plate in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions; to produce quality open root single v-groove welds on 3/8”mild steel plate in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Welding related information is also provided on hard surfacing, repair of cast iron and metal identification. In addition, welding related information is included about procedure and welder qualification on destructive and nondestructive testing methods.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take four written tests. The student also must pass visual and guided bend tests on single v-groove welds with backing on 1” mild steel plates in the vertical and overhead positions using E7018 electrodes. Tests are also given on single v-groove welds on 3/8” mild steel plates in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6″ Pipe 2G & 5G Uphill

SMA301
Tuition $2,200.00
Book Fee $20.00

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed skills for the pressure vessel and nuclear piping fields.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding Structural Advanced course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a guided bend test on 3/8” plate in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce high quality single v-groove welds on 6” diameter schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in all positions. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of uphill pipe welding and weld quality. This course helps to develop the welding skills necessary to produce quality multipass welds on 6”diameter schedule 80 mild steel pipe in the 2G and 5G positions, using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take three written tests. The student also must pass visual and guided bend tests on welds produced in the 2G and 5G positions.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6″ Pipe 6G Uphill

SMA401
Tuition $1100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed skills for the pressure vessel and nuclear piping fields.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe 2G & 5G Uphill course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a single v-groove pipe weld visual and guided bend test in the 2G and 5G positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $100.00.

Course objective: To produce quality single v-groove welds on 6” diameter schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing according to ASME requirements. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384- 014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of pipe welding, weld quality, uphill pipe procedures and preheating and interpass heat treatments. This course helps to develop welding skills to produce quality multipass welds on 6” diameter schedule 80 mild steel pipe in the 6G position, using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass a visual and guided bend test on a weld produced in the 6G position.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2″ Pipe 6G Uphill

SMA402
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed skills for the pressure vessel and nuclear piping fields.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6” Pipe 6G Uphill course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

 Pass a visual and guided bend test on a weld produced in the 6G position using E6010 and E7018 electrodes — and pass a written test.  Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce quality single v-groove welds on 2” diameter schedule 80 and XX heavy wall carbon steel pipe in the 6G position. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

 Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of pipe welding, weld quality, uphill pipe procedures and preheating and interpass heat treatments. This course helps to develop welding skills to produce quality multipass welds on 2” diameter schedule 80 and XX heavy wall mild steel pipe in the 6G position, using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass a visual and guided bend test on a weld produced in the 6G position on both schedule 80 and XX heavy wall, 2” pipe.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Downhill

SMA403
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have developed downhill pipe welding techniques for the service transmission piping fields.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6″ Pipe 6G Uphill course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite test are required:

Pass a visual and guided bend test on a weld produced in the 6G position using E6010 and E7018 electrodes – and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce quality open root groove welds on 6” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 5G and 6G positions using E6010 electrodes. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of downhill pipe welding procedures and weld quality. It provides training to develop the skills necessary to produce quality welds on open root carbon steel pipe in the 5G and 6G positions, using E6010 electrodes.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass a visual test on 6” diameter schedule 80 pipe in the 5G position, and must pass a visual guided bend and nick break test in the 6G position.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Downhill Branch API®12-On-12

SMA502
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKs
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have an understanding of testing methods used in the service transmission piping fields.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Downhill course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite test are required:

Pass a visual test on a weld produced in the 5G position using downhill progression – and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $100.00.

Course objective: To provide students the training necessary to layout, cut, fit and weld a branch connection in accordance with the API 1104 standard branch connection test.

Course content: This course provides the student with demonstration and instruction on the proper layout, cutting and assembly of the branch connection utilizing various hand tools and thermal cutting processes.

Testing: To pass this course, the student will be evaluated on the various stages of the process including layout, cutting and fitting on a branch connection.   The student is also required to pass a visual and destructive test in accordance with API 1104 for a standard branch connection.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Carbon Steel

GTA102
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $35.00

2 Weeks
70 Clock Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform production and maintenance welding on mild steel commonly used in fabrication and other industries.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality fillet and square groove welds on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions, using the gas tungsten arc welding
process.

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of gas tungsten arc welding, arc characteristics and welding safety. It provides training to develop the skill necessary to deposit quality gas tungsten arc welds on 11-gauge and 16-gauge mild steel. In addition, material is presented on the metallurgy and welding characteristics of carbon steel.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass visual tests on 11-gauge and 16- gauge carbon steel welded in the horizontal position including a lap joint, t-joint and outside
corner.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2″ Pipe

GTA202
Tuition $2,200.00
Book Fee $20.00

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have developed skills for pipe welding in various industries and applications including power generation, refineries, process piping, vessel manufacturing and others.  

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Basic course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on 11-gauge carbon steel welded in the horizontal position including a lap joint, T-joint and outside corner, and pass a written test.  Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality single v-groove welds on 2” diameter schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in all positions. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of the preparation and techniques used for gas tungsten arc welding pipe. It develops the skills necessary to produce quality groove welds on 2” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 2G, 5G and 6G positions.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test.  The student also must pass visual tests on pipes welded in the 2G and 5G positions as well as a guided bend test or radiographic test of a pipe welded in the 6G position.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6″ Pipe

GTA203
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have developed skills for pipe welding in various industries and applications including power generation, refineries, process piping, vessel manufacturing, utility work and others.  

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Basic course and Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6” Pipe 6G Uphill course. If these courses have not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on 11-gauge carbon steel welded in the horizontal position including a lap joint, T-joint and outside corner using the gas tungsten arc welding process; and pass a visual inspection on 6” schedule 80 mild steel pipe welded in the 6G position with backing ring, using the shielded metal arc welding process and E7018 low hydrogen electrodes and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality single v-groove welds on 2” and 6” diameter schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position using the gas tungsten arc welding process and shielded metal arc welding process. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of joint designs, programmable gas tungsten arc welding equipment and methods of welding carbon steel pipe. It provides training to develop welding skills to make welds on carbon steel open root, 2” and 6” diameter schedule 80 steel pipe in the 6G position.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass visual and guided bend tests on welds produced on 2” and 6” schedule 80 steel pipe in the 6G position.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel

GTA204
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $40.00

2 Week
70 Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have the ability to weld thin gauge stainless steel for use in various industries including aircraft, refrigeration, medical and others.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Carbon Steel course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on 11-gauge carbon steel welded in the horizontal position including a lap joint, T-joint and outside corner, and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality fillet welds and groove on thin gauge stainless steel, using the gas tungsten arc welding process.

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of gas tungsten arc welding for stainless steel and provides training to develop the skill necessary to produce quality welds on .045” to .062” stainless steel in the flat and horizontal positions. In addition, information will be presented on the metallurgy and welding characteristics of stainless steel.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student is also required to pass tests on a four-plate assembly on .045” stainless steel including an outside corner, butt joint, t-joint, and lap joints with and without filler, and submit .062” stainless steel square groove butt joint in the flat position for x-ray.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Aluminum

GTA205
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 Week
70 Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform production and maintenance welding on aluminum commonly used in fabrication and other industries.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Carbon Steel course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on 11-gauge carbon steel welded in the horizontal position including a lap joint, T-joint and outside corner, and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To familiarize the student with the manipulative technique and the characteristics of aluminum welding.

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of gas tungsten arc welding on aluminum. The student will learn to develop the skill necessary to produce quality welds on .125” to .250” aluminum in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. In addition, information will be presented on the metallurgy and weld characteristics of aluminum.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass a visual inspection and liquid penetrant test on a multi-pass .25” aluminum single v-groove butt joint welded in the flat position, and visual test on .125” aluminum welded in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions including a butt joint, lap joint, t-joint and outside corner.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Aerospace

GTA301
Tuition $1,600.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 Week
70 Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to deposit quality welds on thin gauge stainless steel using techniques utilized in the aerospace industry.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Basic course and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Advanced. If these courses have not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on a .062” stainless steel T-joint in the horizontal (2F) position and pass a visual and guided bend test on an 11-gauge carbon steel groove in the flat (1G) position using the gas tungsten are welding process and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To be proficient in aerospace tube and sheet welding on thin gauge stainless steel fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and 45° fixed positions using the gas tungsten arc welding process. This course also develops skills pertaining to AWS® D17.1 welder qualification and production welding.

Course Content: This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of gas tungsten arc welding pertaining to the aerospace industry. It provides training to develop the skills necessary to make quality argon purged gas tungsten arc welds on AMS 5510 stainless steel sheets down to .040” thick, AMS 5557 stainless steel tubing down to .035” thick, while using .20 and .030 filler wire material. The course will also utilize 1/16” torch components, gas lenses and back purging fixtures.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass a stainless steel sheet to sheet fillet weld visual test in the 2F position and a 6G position tube to tube groove weld visual test.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel Pipe

GTA302
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEK
70  CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed the skills necessary to weld stainless steel pipe in the 6G position for refineries, power generation facilities and other piping applications.

Prerequisites: The student must have completed the HIWT Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2” Pipe course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual and destructive test on a single v-groove weld butt joint on 2” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position using the gas tungsten arc welding process. The joint must be completed using the “cup walking” method and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course Objective: To be able to produce quality single v-groove welds on 2” diameter schedule 80 stainless steel pipe and square groove welds on schedule 10 stainless steel pipe, in the 6G position.

Course Content: This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of the preparation, weldability and methods of welding stainless steel pipe using the gas tungsten arc welding process. The students will develop the necessary skills to produce quality single v-groove welds on 2” diameter schedule 80 stainless steel pipe in the 6G position with purge and produce single pass complete joint penetration welds on schedule 10 stainless steel pipe in the 6G position. The student will also have the opportunity to develop skills in welding dissimilar metals (stainless steel to carbon steel) and learn different methods of applying root passes using the GTAW process.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student must also pass visual and radiographic test on a single v-groove stainless steel pipe joint welded in the 6G position, a visual test on a stainless steel to carbon steel single v-groove pipe joint welded in the 6G position and a visual test on a schedule 10 stainless steel pipe joint welding in the 6G position.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Process

Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic

GMA101
Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $35.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform production and maintenance welding on mild steel including high volume fabrication, automotive assembly and repair.

Course objective: To produce quality multiple pass fillet welds and groove welds on carbon steel plate in all positions, using short circuiting transfer. Quality is determined through visual inspection and mechanical testing. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (dot810.384-014), Production Line Welder (dot 819.684-010), Tack Welder (dot 810.684-010), and the arc welding portion of Combination Welder (dot 819.384-010).

Course content: This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough technical understanding of welding safety, gas metal arc welding, equipment adjustments, metal transfer and shielding gases. It also provides training to develop the skill necessary to make quality gas metal arc welds in all positions on mild steel plate ranging from 11-gauge to 3/8” using short circuit transfer. This course also illustrates problems associated with welding situations and provides corrective information.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass visual inspection and guided bend tests in the horizontal, vertical down, and overhead positions.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced

GMA201
Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEK
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0

CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform structural welding related to buildings, bridges and production welding on light, medium and heavy assemblies.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a 3/8” plate open root guided bend test in the horizontal, vertical down, and overhead positions, and a written test.  Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce quality multiple pass fillet welds and groove welds on carbon steel and aluminum using spray and pulsed spray transfer.  This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides training on spray and pulsed-spray transfers for both carbon steel and aluminum. Short-circuit transfer is not covered in this course; it is covered in the Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic course. Spray and pulsed-spray transfer provide high deposition rates and pulsed-spray transfer can be used in all positions.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass visual inspection and a guided side bend test and/or radiographic testing in the 2G position using pulsed spray transfers on carbon steel and two visual inspections and etch tests on aluminum in the 3G and 4G positions, using spray and pulsed spray transfer.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Pipe

GMA202
Tuition $1,050.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEK
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have developed the skills necessary to weld pipe using short circuit transfer for process and transmission piping.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a 3/8” plate open root guided bend test in the horizontal, vertical down, and overhead positions, and a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To produce quality single v-groove welds on 6” schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 2G and 5G fixed positions, using short-circuit metal transfer. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of gas metal arc welding, preparation for welding pipe and pipe welding defects. It provides training to develop the skills necessary to produce quality groove welds on 6” diameter schedule 80 steel pipe in the 2G and 5G positions.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test.  The student also must pass visual inspection and guided bend tests on welds produced on 6” schedule 80 steel pipe in the 2G and 5G positions.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Industrial

GMA301
Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 Weeks
70 Clock Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform structural welding related to manufacturing and heavy fabrication.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual test on 1” plate single V-groove weld in the horizontal position with backing using pulsed spray transfer and pass a written test. Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To enhance the student’s knowledge and welding skill in the GMAW process specifically focused on pulsed spray transfer.

Course content: This course provides the student with exposure to complex joint configurations commonly utilized in manufacturing and the fabrication of heavy weldments. It provides training to develop the skill necessary to make quality gas metal arc welds on mild steel using pulsed spray transfer. Joint configurations will include a single bevel groove butt joint with backing, a multi-pass open root inside corner joint, and an open root double bevel groove butt joint. Students will also familiarize themselves with welding repair techniques and back gouging procedures.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass a visual and macro etch test on a multi-pass fillet weld in the 2F position, a visual and guided bend tests on a single bevel butt joint in the 2G positions and a double bevel butt joint in the 3G positions with back gouging.

Flux Cored Arc Welding Basic

FCA101
Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $35.00

2 Weeks
70 Clock Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform structural welding related to buildings, bridges and production work related to heavy equipment manufacturing.

Course objective: This course enables the student to produce quality groove welds on carbon steel using .045 diameter flux cored electrode wire. This course also develops skills for Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384-014).

Course content: This course is designed to provide training to develop welding skills on carbon steels plates ranging from 3/8’’ to 1’’, using .045 diameter dual shield flux-cored electrodes in all positions.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student must also pass three visual inspections and guided bend tests in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead position on groove welds.

Flux Cored Arc Welding Advanced

FCA201
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $35.00

2 Weeks
70 Clock Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform structural welding related to bridges, structural steel, manufacturing, and heavy fabrication.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Flux Cored Arc Welding Basic course. If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite tests are required:

Pass a visual inspection on single v-groove weld with backing in the vertical and overhead positions and pass a written test.  Prerequisite testing charge is $150.00.

Course objective: To enhance the student’s knowledge and welding skills in flux cored arc welding process.

Course content: This course provides the student with exposure to complex joint configurations commonly utilized in manufacturing and the fabrication of heavy weldments. It provides training to develop the skill necessary to make quality flux cored arc welds on 1” thick mild steel using self-shielded, gas-shielded, and metal-cored electrodes. Joint configurations will include lap, single v-groove, and double v-groove. Students will also familiarize themselves with common welding repair techniques.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass a visual inspection and guided bend tests on a single v-groove with backing in the horizontal position using self-shielded flux-cored wire, a vertical up double v-groove open root with back grinding using gas-shielded flux-cored wire and a production style quality test using metal-cored wire.

Additional Courses

Welding Technology & Blueprint Reading

WTB101
Tuition $975.00
Book Fee $175.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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This course is important to the development of knowledge required by industry for employment of welders. Upon completion of the course, the student should have knowledge of all common arc welding processes including industrial applications, arc characteristics, and advantages. The student should have the ability to read symbols and blueprints as they apply to welding.

Course objective: To develop a practical understanding of welding with regard to welding processes, and auxiliary welding equipment for the welder. Also, to develop a technical understanding of the information contained on engineering drawings and the use of the information to communicate set-up and welding instructions from the designer to the welder and fitter.

Course content: This course presents information on welding safety, welding terms and definitions, basic metallurgy, metal properties, welding processes, symbols for welding according to AWSA2.4 and weld defects and discontinuities. The course also covers mathematics including fractions, decimals and metric conversions, as well as blueprint reading and layout.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take 11 written test and must demonstrate their ability to properly layout parts from prints using common layout tools.

Advanced Blueprint Reading

WTB201
Tuition $975.00
Book Fee $90.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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This course is important to enhance the student’s knowledge and abilities entering the welding industry. Upon completion of this course, the student should have knowledge of the design procedure and interpreting blueprints and shop drawings and applying this information, the use of measuring tools in layout and assembly, have a basic understanding of codes, specifications and standards and also to be aware of the responsibility of a welder in quality control.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed HIWT Welding Technology & Blueprint Reading course. No prerequisites are permitted for this course.

Course Objective: To develop an understanding of the blueprint design process and interpreting blueprint information for selecting materials, layout, and assembly. To familiarize students with measuring tools, common shop equipment, and interpreting information, symbols, and abbreviations for design blueprints, shop and erection drawings and to create as-built drawings for project level communication.

Course Content: Week 1 presents the blueprint design process; how codes, specifications and standards are used and how to navigate through them as they relate to blueprints. Common material shapes and how to use tables for material dimensions, weight, and orientation in assemblies. Non-destructive testing and their related abbreviations and symbols are presented. General notes, plan views, architectural drawings, elevations, plan section details, plan legends and material schedules will be covered. During week 2, applied math and training on the use of various layout tools are presented. The student will practice layout and assembly from blueprints utilizing orthographic views and a bill of materials. Training on the use of weld measuring tools and gauges and their role in quality control will be discussed. Cutting, forming and drilling equipment commonly used in the industry will be covered as will structural bolting.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take 11 written tests and complete assigned classroom work.

Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting & Brazing

OAW101
Tuition $1,000.00
Book Fee $ 35.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed the necessary skills to perform oxyacetylene welding, brazing, manual and mechanized oxyfuel cutting and complete an OSHA10 safety training.

Course Objective: To be able to produce quality cuts on various thicknesses of mild steel using both manual and mechanized equipment, produce quality brazed joints on copper pipe, deposit quality fillet and groove welds on carbon steel, and complete OSHA10 safety training.

Course Content: This course provides an understanding of oxyacetylene welding, cutting and brazing, as well as OSHA training for the construction industry.  It provides training to develop the skills needed to perform manual and mechanized cutting using the oxyacetylene process on 1/4” to 1/2” thick mild steel. Training is also provided to develop the skills necessary to produce quality welds on 11-gauge fillet welds and butt joints as well as brazing 1” copper piping in various positions.  Related information is included on weld quality, application of fuel gases and safety.

Note: headphones are recommended for the OSHA training portion of the class.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests and complete OSHA10 training.  The student must also pass three flame cutting tests using manual and mechanized oxyacetylene cutting, as well as pass a guided bend test on a vertical up butt joint on 11-gauge medium carbon s

Pipe Layout For Pipefitters & Welders I

PLF101
Tuition $1,075.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have the ability to fit and weld piping, making the student much more competitive in the job market.

Course objective: To provide fundamentals for layout and fabrication of typical pipe connections and to use mathematics, basic equations and charts for properly fabricating and welding these connections.

Course content: This course provides the student with a basic understanding of welded connections, angular offsets, rolling offsets, fabrication connections, and methods adopted from various pipe fitting handbooks on piping blueprints.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take five written tests and must demonstrate their ability to properly layout and assemble a piping system from a print.

Pipe Layout For Pipefitters & Welders II

PLF201
Tuition $1,250.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 WEEKS
70 CLOCK HOURS
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should have the ability to properly layout, fit and weld piping, improving the student’s employability in pipefitting positions.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Pipe Layout for Fitters & Welders I course. No prerequisites are permitted for this course.

Course objective: To further improve the student’s proficiency of layout and fabrication of typical pipe connections and to use mathematics, equations and charts for properly fabricating and welding these connections.

Course content: This course provides the student with an understanding of offsets around obstructions, threaded connections, industrial pipe bends, valve identification, and methods adopted from various pipe fitting handbooks on piping blueprints.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take seven written tests and must demonstrate their ability to properly layout and assemble a piping system from a print.

Introduction To Metal Fabrication

FAB101
Tuition $1,100.00
Book Fee $20.00

2 Weeks
70 Clock Hours
7.0 CEU

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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fabrication process and the common methods applied in the industry.

Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the HIWT Advanced Blueprint Reading course.

Course objective: To provide fundamental process knowledge for fabrication and assembly of welded parts, including the application of shop mathematics, layout methods, and work instructions commonly used in the fabrication process.

Course content: This course provides the student with a basic understanding of detailed shop drawings, work instructions, linear measurement, commonly applied shop mathematics, metal shapes & sizes, layout methods, work holding devices, mechanical and thermal cutting, and metal joining methods used in fabrication.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take three written tests and must demonstrate their ability to properly layout, assemble, and weld a part from a print.