140 CLOCK HOURS
Upon completion, the student should be able to perform production welding, millwright and general maintenance welding.
Course objective: To be able to produce quality multipass fillet and square groove welds in all positions using E6010, E6011 and E7018 electrodes. This course also develops skills to perform in accordance with Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384014), 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 arc welding, welding safety, arc welding power sources, electrode classifications and selection. It also provides training to develop the skills necessary to make quality shielded metal arc welds in all positions on mild steel from 3/16 inch to 1/2 inch plate, single and multiple pass, using mild steel, low hydrogen, and iron powder electrodes, with DC welding current.
Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take 4 written tests. The student also must pass the following four skill tests: visual and break tests on fillet welds in the horizontal and overhead positions (E6010), visual and guided bend tests on square groove welds in the horizontal, vertical up and overhead positions (E6011 and E7018).