Combination Welding Program 740 Hours
The Combination Welding Program is our second career-level program . It is 160 hours shorter in length than the Welder Fitter Program because it does not include: combination processes, pipe fitting, structural layout, and extra Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) working with a variety of other metals (carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe).
The Combination Welding Program consists of metal cutting utilizing the Oxyacetylene torch and employing five common processes, detailed below. The program concentrates on the basic techniques required to make sound welds on carbon steel plate and pipe. The shop projects include various joint designs in all positions on plate and pipe. In Shielded Metal Arc Welding, several electrode types and sizes are employed with both AC and DC electrical arc welding machines. Two semi-automatic processes are taught, Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding. Structured theory classes cover welding safety, proper machinery set ups and adjustments, basic metallurgy, weld wire selection, welding joint design, and shop math. Instruction in blueprint reading includes additional shop math, welding symbols, and the basics required to read, understand, and follow welding blueprints.