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About Introduction to Welding Processes

Introduction to Welding Processes will prepare students to become American Welding Society (AWS) qualified and earn OSHA 10-Hour certification, to give them the skills needed to become an Production Welder. During this training course students will investigate various Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, (GTAW) & Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes including: short circuit transfer, spray transfer, metal-core and flux-core (FCAW) welding. Welding techniques in all positions on various thicknesses of metal. 

Our goal is to equip students with the tools to successfully become AWS qualified; in the following areas:
1.Demonstrate the need for workplace safety as covered by OSHA 10-Hour program.
2.Demonstrate the proper safety procedures in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW & FCAW weld-ing processes.
3.Describe constant voltage and wire feed welding processes.
4.Identify and weld five (5) basic types of joints.
5.Identify the gases used in gas metal arc welding.
6.Perform lap, and tee joint welds with GMAW using short circuiting transfer equip-ment on mild steel in the vertical up, vertical down and overhead position.
7.Perform lap, and tee joint welds with GMAW using spray transfer on thick mildsteel in the flat and horizontal position.
8.Perform lap, tee and groove welds with GMAW Pulse Spray Transfer.
9.Perform routine maintenance on gas metal arc welding equipment.
10. Perform square groove welds with GMAW using short circuiting transfer equipmenton mild steel in the vertical up, vertical down and overhead position.
11. Perform weld restarts that are smooth and even with GMAW processes.
12. Understand the significance of the suffix in GMAW electrode selection.
13. Weld with flux-core tubular wires.
14. Weld with stainless steel wire in all positions.

Why enroll?

Employers want to hire people with experience and training in this high paying career field. The American Welding Society estimates a job shortage of 330, 000 in the United States next year. Enroll in training to become eligible for one of these jobs.  

Upon competition a student will receive an AWS qualification and an OSHA 10-Hour certification and 3 college credits that count toward Ivy Tech welding certificates and industrial technology program.

Help paying for class costs: 

Ask us about funding available to individuals who qualify through WorkOne, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Indiana's IMPACT job training services for SNAP recipients.

Class information:

No classes are currently scheduled.

Location: Ivy Tech Center for Workforce Development
1700 E. Industrial Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Tuition: $2,600 (includes books and tools needed for class). Ask us about funding available to individuals who qualify through WorkOne, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Indiana's IMPACT job training services for SNAP recipients.

Registration: Contact Amy Akers at (812) 298-2485 or aakers@ivytech.edu