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Preparation For AWS® – CWI® Examination

CWI540

2 WEEKS
80 CLOCK HOURS

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The certification for both the American Welding Society Welding Inspector and the Welding Educator becomes increasingly important today.

Companies and educational institutions are requiring certification of their inspectors and educators to fulfill employment qualifications. This two-week course is designed to enable students to be prepared to take the exam. Throughout the course you will be using the same tool kits that are used in the test kits for the hands-on portion of the exam.

It is the responsibility of the participant to complete the application, be accepted, and to be scheduled by the Qualification and Certification Department of the American Welding Society.

The Society requires a minimum of eight (8) weeks to process the applications for the test. The maximum test time for Part B is 2 hours, including break times and one hour for lunch. The examination will start at 7:45 a.m.

NOTE: A scientific hand calculator is required at the beginning of this course.

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  • Duties of a welding inspector.
  • Welding fundamentals and communicating welding information.
  • Mathematics and metric conversions.
  • Introduction to destructive testing.
  • Welding inspection equipment lab.
  • Welding codes, procedures and procedures qualification.
  • Welding codes.
  • Shielded metal arc welding.
  • Oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting.
  • Gas tungsten arc welding/plasma arc welding.
  • Submerged arc welding.
  • Electroslag welding.
  • Stud arc welding.
  • Welding discontinuities/defects.
  • Introduction to welding metallurgy.
  • Visual inspection discussion with lab.
  • Liquid penetrant testing.
  • Eddy current testing.
  • Radiographic testing.
  • Magnetic particle testing.
  • Welding safety.
  • Equipment lab.
  • Course review.
  • Ultrasonic testing.

Preparation for AWS® Part A

CWI540 – A

3 Day
24 CLOCK HOURS

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This course prepares individuals for Part A examination of the Certified Welding Inspector exam focusing on the 11 content areas covered within the exam.  The Part A examination consists of 165 questions with 150 of those questions being scored and 15 being utilized as pretest questions to assess content validity and statistical performance.  Individuals will be given 135 minutes to complete Part A examination, which must be taken at a Prometric Testing Center.

Course content:

  • Introduction to Technical Center & Course
  • Definitions, Terminology & Communication
  • Welding Processes & Fundamentals
  • Cutting
  • Symbols for Welding & NDE
  • Nondestructive and Destructive Test Methods
  • Duties & Responsibilities of the Inspector
  • Welding Codes, Procedures & Qualification
  • Mathematics for Welding Inspectors
  • Welding Safety
  • Metallurgy

 

Questions: Email technical@welding.org or call 937-332-9500 ext. 9603

Preparation For Recertification Of CWI® Part B

CWI540 – B

1 WEEK
40 CLOCK HOURS

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This course has been updated and revised with new color enhanced graphics. It is designed for the inspector who is required to recertify by taking the American Welding Society – Part B — Practical Application Examination.

The topics covered will include a review of the Part B – Book of Specifications, use of the inspection kits and nondestructive testing topics. This course also covers inspection of welded samples as well as sample exam questions. The exam on Part B will be given on the last day of the course. This course has at least five hours of assigned homework.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Identification and use of the inspection kits
  • Review of the Book of Specifications Part B
  • Filler metal classification and specifications
  • Base metal classifications and specifications
  • NDT methods and their applications
  • Welding discontinuities and defects
  • Inspection of welded samples using the inspection kits
  • Sample exam using inspection kits, welded samples and book of specifications
  • Exam (Exam fee not included in tuition.)

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Preparation For AWS® CWI® Code Endorsement Examination Part C

CWI540 – C

2 Days
16 Clock Hours

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This two-day course covers AWS® D1.1 or API 1104
Anyone preparing to take an American Welding Society CWI® Code Endorsement Examination or a code re-examination…or anyone wishing to obtain more knowledge about the codes… may take this course. Learn or refresh your memory on how to find and interpret code information and practice taking a written test. Hobart Institute provides instruction for AWS® D1.1 and API 1104 codes only.

Participants must furnish their own codebook or purchase one at Hobart Institute bookstore. Anyone taking the American Welding Society CWI® Endorsement Examination or CWI® Code Re-examination must schedule their exam through the American Welding Society and may take the exam at Hobart Institute or at any AWS®-CWI® Examination site.

Questions: Email technical@welding.org or call 937-332-9500 ext. 9603

NEW - Preparation for AWS® Welding Performance Qualifier Endorsement (WPQ1) Examination

WPQ101

3 Days

21 Clock Hours

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Upon completion of the course, the individual should be prepared for AWS® Welder Performance Qualifier Endorsement examination and be able to complete the welder performance qualification process in accordance with AWS® standards and published best practices.

This 3-day course provides the guidance required to effectively conduct each step of the welder performance qualification testing process and maintain compliance by applying best practices and applicable standards including AWS® B2.1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification, AWS® B5.4:2005 Specification for the Qualification of Welder Test Facilities, and BPWQ Best Practices for Performing a Welder Qualification.

NOTE: Students are required to furnish their own copies of the following AWS publications and that those can be bought here at our bookstore or ordered direct from AWS.

  • AWS B2.1 Specification for Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification, 2nd Printing
  • AWS B5.4:2005 Specification for the Qualification of Welder Test Facilities
  • BPWQ Best Practices for Performing a Welder Qualification Test

Topics Include:

  • Test Facility Requirements
  • Standardized Procedures & Best Practices
  • Testing Management & Control (Routing Sheets)
  • Interpretation and Application of AWS B2.1 & AWS B5.4
  • Harvesting & Processing of Test Specimens
  • Visual Inspection and Destructive Testing
  • Evaluation & Disposition of Test Coupons and Test Specimens
  • Welder Performance Qualification Records (WPQRs)
  • Documentation and Record Keeping

A hands-on practical will be conducted on the final day of class challenging each student to apply what they have learned and complete the entire welder performance qualification process from start to finish. Following this exercise, students will complete a 50-question exam in preparation for WPQ1 Endorsement examination.

Preparation For AWS® – CWS® Examination

CWS550

4 Day
32 CLOCK HOURS

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This course is designed for welding supervisors, engineers, purchasing personnel, foremen, line leaders, designers and detailers, corporate welding instructors, lead welders, and personnel involved in bidding and quoting work.

The American Welding Society has designated that applicants for the examination must be high school graduates or hold a state or military approved high school equivalency diploma; verify three years of practical welding experience in a fabrication, construction, or welding-related industry (direct relationship with weldments fabricated to code, specification, or standard) and be directly involved in design, production, construction, inspection, or repair.

Three years of relevant documented teaching experience may be substituted for one year of practical experience.

  • Welding fundamentals and processes.
  • Safety Welding codes and standards.
  • Welding inspection and documentation.
  • Personnel management and supervision.
  • Qualification of personnel.
  • Quality management and quality control.
  • Procedure management and testing.
  • Equipment and consumables.
  • Materials and prefabrication.
  • Examination.

Questions: Email technical@welding.org or call 937-332-9500 ext. 9603

Arc Welding Inspection

AWI520

1 Week
40 Clock Hours
4.0 CEU

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Welding inspection personnel must have a solid background in welding defect analysis and weldment testing. This course can help provide that background. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to assist in implementing the inspection technique or techniques that will best suit the company’s needs.

Overview

  • Overview of welding inspection.
  • The welding inspector.
  • Welding codes, procedures, procedure and welder qualification.
  • The arc welding processes.
  • Weldment discontinuities/defects, Radiography and lab.
  • Visual inspection and lab project.
  • The nondestructive testing processes.
  • Liquid penetrant.
  • Magnetic particle.
  • Ultrasonics.
  • Nondestructive testing lab.
  • Destructive testing.

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Fundamentals Of Visual Inspection

VI400

2 Days
14 Clock Hours
1.4 CEU

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This course concentrates on the single most used method of welding inspection — what we can see with the naked eye. Anyone involved with arc welding inspection, quality control, engineering or supervision should know the fundamentals of what to observe, “prior to”, “during” and “after” welding.

During this course you will spend time in the classroom and then in a “hands-on” lab session for actual practice.

  • Description and functions of common weld gages
  • Temperature indicator
  • Prerequisites
  • Marking repair welds
  • Visual Inspection prior to welding
  • Visual Inspection during welding
  • Visual Inspection after welding
  • Equipment required.
  • Terminology of weld defects
  • General requirements for workmanship standards
  • Visual inspection check list

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Fundamentals Of Metallurgy

MET101

3 Days
21  Hours
2.1 CEU

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This course will provide the non-metallurgist with basic and fundamental knowledge of various metals and their ability to be welded. Anyone involved with welding will benefit from the better understanding of welding different metals. Students will learn metal properties, heat input, preheating, post weld heat treatments, selecting filler metals, plus much more.

Course content:
• Introduction
• Properties of Steel
• Carbon Steel
• Stainless Steel
• Aluminum
• Classification of Ferrous Metals
• Heat Treatments
• Induction Heating
• Destructive Testing
• Tool Steels
• Cast Iron
• Harding Surfacing
• Nickel Based Alloys
• Copper

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Welding For The Non-Welder

NW515

4 Days
28 Hours
2.8 CEU

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This course provides the non-welder with a foundational understanding of the three primary welding processes, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding; as well as an overview of the welding industry along with some hands-on training learning the fundamentals of each welding process covered during the course.  Purchasing agents, plant managers, manufacturers of welding products, distributor salespersons, supervisors, quality assurance personnel and others will gain an understanding of welding fundamentals and operations that will make you more proficient at your job related to welding.

Topics include welding safety, metal properties, communication of welding information, general theory, and the fundamentals pertaining to each welding process.  This course is 50% hands-on with daily welding lab sessions.  Attendees are required to wear appropriate attire for welding including leather boots, denim pants free of holes/tears and cotton shirt free of holes/tears.  All other necessary PPE and welding equipment will be provided during training.

Questions: Email technical@welding.org or call 937-332-9500 ext. 9603

Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Inspection

LP800

1 Week
40 Clock Hours
4.0 CEU

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Magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection are the most widely used processes for nondestructive testing. This course provides the student with training in theory and hands-on laboratory projects. You will spend time in the classroom and time in the laboratory. The course will conclude with a written exam.

Successful completion of this exam will prepare the student for Level II SNT-TC-IA and AWS® D17.1 in Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Testing. Note: Students may bring their own materials for test samples. This course has at least five hours of assigned homework.

  • Introduction to liquid penetrant testing
  • Effects of discontinuities on materials
  • Liquid penetrant processing
  • Magnetization
  • Liquid penetrant testing methods and equipment
  • Principles of demagnetization
  • Selection of liquid penetrant testing method
  • Equipment
  • Interpretation and evaluation of indications
  • Types of discontinuities
  • Liquid penetrant process control
  • Flux fields
  • Test procedures and standards
  • Magnetic particles / methods of application
  • Safety, health, and disposal
  • Magnetization by means of electric current
  • Principles of magnetic particle testing
  • Evaluation techniques and quality control

Questions: Email technical@welding.org or call 937-332-9500 ext. 9603

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic

SMA101

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 on ¼” 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

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform structural welds on plate in all positions, 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 1/4” 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. Program students will have the opportunity to complete welder qualification tests in the vertical and overhead positions on 1″ single v-groove carbon steel blocks with backing using the SMAW process in accordance with AWS Standard D1.1.

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

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

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. Pathways Program students enrolled in the Pipe Welder Career Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification on a 6″ schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position with open root in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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

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 2G/5G 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 2G position on 6” pipe 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 XXH 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 XXH mild steel pipe in the 6G position, using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. Pathways program students enrolled in the Pipefitter Career Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on 2″ schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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 XXH, 2” pipe.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6" Pipe Downhill

SMA403

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 2G/5G 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 5G 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. Pathways Program students enrolled in the Downhill Welder Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on 6″ schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position using downhill travel in accordance with API standard 1104.

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

SMA502

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 $150.00.

Course objective: To provide students with 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. Pathways Program students enrolled in the Downhill Welder Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification on a 12-inch branch connection in accordance with API standard 1104.

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

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

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 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 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. Pathways Program Students enrolled in the Pipe Welder, Pipefitter and Tig Welder Career Pathways will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on a 2″ schedule 80 carbon steel pipe in the 6G position in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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

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 Carbon Steel course and Shielded Metal Arc Welding 6” Pipe 2G & 5G 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

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. Program students will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on a .062″ stainless steel butt joint welded in the 1G position in accordance with AWS standard D17.1.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student is also required to pass tests on a five-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

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 be able to produce quality fillet welds and groove on aluminum plate, using the gas tungsten arc welding process.

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

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 Carbon Steel course and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Stainless Steel. 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 2" Pipe

GTA302

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

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

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. Program students will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on a single v-groove butt joint with backing in the 2G position using pulsed spray transfer in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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

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

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 and short circuit transfer. Joint configurations will include single bevel groove, inside corner, and single v-groove. Pathways Program students enrolled in the Welder/Fabricator Career Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on a single v-groove open root butt joint in 3G position using pulsed spray transfer in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take one written test. The student also must pass 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 position, and guided bend test or radiographic test on an open root single v-groove weld in the 3G position.

Flux Cored Arc Welding Basic

FCA101

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.  Program students will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on single v-groove butt joints with backing in the 3G and 4G positions using gas-shielded flux-cored wire in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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 positions on groove welds.

Flux Cored Arc Welding Advanced

FCA201

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 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 and guided bend tests on single v-groove welds 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 mild steel using self-shielded, gas-shielded, and metal-cored electrodes. Joint configurations will include lap, single V-groove butt joint, and double V-groove butt joint. Students will also familiarize themselves with back gouging procedures. Pathways Program students enrolled in the Welder/Fabricator Career Pathway will have the opportunity to complete a welder qualification test on a single v-groove butt joint with backing in the 2G position using self-shielded flux-cored wire in accordance with AWS standard D1.1.

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

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Welding Technology & Blueprint Reading

WTB101

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 12 written test and must demonstrate their ability to properly layout parts from prints using common layout tools.

Advanced Blueprint Reading

WTB201

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.

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

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.

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.

Course Content: This course provides an understanding of oxyacetylene welding, cutting and brazing. 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.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. 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 steel.

Pipe Layout For Pipefitters & Welders I

PLF101

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

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.

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

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.

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