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Welding Training


September 5, 2017 8:00 am - December 15, 2017 5:00 pm


SER-Jobs for Progress - 201 Broadway Street, Houston, TX 77012

To reserve your spot, call 713.773.6000 to schedule your REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT before August 28th from 8 AM to 5 PM at SER-Jobs for Progress, 201 Broadway Street Houston, TX 77012.

Training Time: 400 hrs. (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F)


Career Readiness or Job Readiness and Craft CORE (NCCER CORE)

Course Description: The main objective of the welding course is to prepare the student for a career in the Welding Industry by teaching the skill of welding, cutting, and fitting of steel. These skills include welding with several different types of processes including SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW. These skills include:

Oxyfuel Cutting: Explains the safety requirements for oxyfuel cutting. Identifies oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup requirements. Explains how to light, adjust, and shut down oxyfuel equipment. Trainees will perform cutting techniques that include straight line, piercing, bevels, washing, and gouging.

SMAW Equipment & Setup: Describes SMAW welding and welding safety. Explains how to connect welding current and setup arc welding equipment. Identifies and explains using tools for cleaning welds.

SMAW Beads & Fillet Welds: Describes the preparation and setup of arc welding equipment and the process of striking an arc. Explains how to detect and correct arc blow. Describes how to make stringer, weave, overlapping beads, and fillet welds.

GMAW & FCAW Equipment & Filler Metals: Describes general safety procedures for GMAW and FCAW. Identifies GMAW and FCAW equipment and explains the filler metals and shielding gases used to perform GMAW and FCAW. Explains how to set up and use GMAW and FCAW equipment and how to clean GMAW and FCAW welds.

GMAW & FCAW Plate: Explains how to set up and use GMAW and FCAW equipment and how to select and use different filler metals and shielding gases. Describes how to make multiple pass fillet and V-groove welds on carbon steel plate in various positions.

Certifications or credentials: NCCER Welding Level 1 and Level 2

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