Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. This is often done by melting the workpieces and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to become a strong joint, with pressure sometimes used in conjunction with heat, or by itself, to produce the weld. Wentworth's welding program is designed primarily for those who wish to begin a new career or enhance skills in their current role. Topics covered include an overview of welding, gas metal arc welding, and advanced arc welding.
Courses can be taken individually or students may pursue a Certificate of Achievement. Students will receive a Continuing Education certificate at the end of each course. The Certificate of Achievement in welding is granted to students who take all three courses, maintain a “B” average, and meet class attendance requirements. Successful completion of the certificate will qualify students for entry-level positions in welding.
Details for Each Course:
- Length: 15 weeks; classes take place from 6:00PM to 9:30PM
- CEUs: 10.5
- Welding Supplies Needed(prior to entering the lab approx $500):
- Welding Jacket
- Auto Darkening Welding Shield
- Welding Gloves (heavy leather)
- Work Boots (leather type 8 inch in height)
- Chipping Hammer
- Wire Brush
- 4 1/2 in. Grinder Guard (Bosch or Dewalt)
- 4 1/2 in. Wire Wheel (Braided Type)
- Sanding Disks (90 to 120 Grit)
- Magnifying Glass
- Additional $250 per test plate for certification (not included in the tuition)
TWEL101 - WELDING I
Principles and Practices provides a course of instruction in welding, other welding processes, and cutting that will enable student to begin with the most elementary work and progressively study and practice each process until they are skilled. Both principles and practices are presented so that the student can combine the “why” and the “how” for complete understanding. Students at this level will attempt to do an AWS 3G or 4G plates.
TWEL102 - GAS METAL ARC (MIG) WELDING
Principles and Practices presents the fundamental theory of the practice in gas, arc, gas-shielded, arc, semi-automatic from MIG and TIG and also to complete their 3G or 4G, unlimited fillet groove welding plate which would make them an asset to the industry. There will be instruction of plasma cutting and oxygen and acetylene cutting and burning for structural steel. In order to get to the advance level, both 3G and 4G must be completed. Students that have both 3G and 4G can acquire 6G pipe certification at their expense. Prerequisite: Welding 101
TWEL103 - ADVANCED ARC WELDING
This course requires all students to be certified welders that have successfully completed all AWS certifications (3G and 4G). Students will be required to learn inner shield and flux core, wire fed machines at a level from 125-400 inches per minute. This will enable the students to be a high commodity for the building of the infrastructure of the United States. This will also give the students the ability to study for the AWS certified welding inspector exam. Prerequisite: Welding 102