70 Clock Hours
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to perform structural welding related to buildings and bridges and production work related to heavy equipment manufacturing.
Prerequisites: The student must have successfully passed the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology Gas Metal Arc Welding course.If this course has not been completed, the following prerequisite test is required: Pass a 3/8-inch 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: This course enables the student to produce quality fillet and groove welds on carbon steel using small diameter electrode wires, large diameter gas shielded and self-shielded electrode wires as well as metal cored wires. 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 using small and large diameter flux-cored electrodes (with and without shielding gas) in all positions on fillet and groove welds.
Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take two written tests. The student also must pass the four following visual and guided bend tests: Horizontal, vertical, and overhead groove welds using small diameter wire and a flat groove weld using large diameter wire; without shielding gas.