Certificate in Welding
In the Certificate in Welding Technology program at PTI you will be taught the principles of arc welding with particular instruction in metallurgy. Lab training will emphasize extensive practice with electrodes used throughout the industry in flat, vertical, and horizontal overhead positions.
You will receive instruction in MIG and TIG welding, learn blueprint reading and symbols, and build skills in arc and stick welding.
The program is designed to prepare you for the SENSE Level 1 certification. You can complete this program in 12 months and graduate as a technically skilled welding professional.
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Welding Certificate CoursesPROGRAM CONCENTRATION
- Gas Welding Plate and Pipe
- This course will include acetylene welding of steel with and without filler metals. Both fillet and butt joints in flat and vertical positions will be covered. Students will learn brazing of steel. Upon completion of course students will take the ASME Section IX, 3 inch schedule 40 pipe test in the 6G position. All testing and certifications will be done by certified weld inspector.
- Metal Cutting and Fabrication
- Students will learn to set-up equipment for oxy-fuel and plasma cutting. They are taught to accurately make free hand and straight line contour cuts, cut and bevel plate using semiautomatic cutting machines. Carbon arc and back gouging are also taught. Upon completion of this course students will take the SENSE safety test for entry level welders.
- Blueprint Reading & Welding Symbols
- This course will provide the student with the ability to read and correctly interpret weldment designs. This course will enable students to recognize and interpret welding symbols used in the welding field.
- General SMAW Practices
- This is an intensive introductory welding course designed to teach the basic principles of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). It consists of classroom training in electricity and metallurgy as it pertains to arc welding. Welding symbols and weld joints are also taught. Lab training consists of demonstration and extensive practice with electrodes commonly used in the welding industry. Students will execute surface and fillet welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions with the E6013 and E6010 electrode.
- General Exotic Metals
- This course is an introductory welding course to teach students welding methods and techniques for mild steel and stainless steel. Students will perform surface welds and fillet welds on lap, corner and t-joints in all positions. Students will understand the effects and variables of: current, voltage, shielding gas and electrode selection.
- WELDING Certification /Prep
- This is an introductory course to teach students the welding procedures and qualifications for the American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Concentration will be in (SMAW) with the E7018 electrode in the 3G and 4G positions on 3/8” plate with removable backing.
- SMAW Pipe Welding
- This is an advanced course in SMAW preparing students for the ASME Section IX pipe test. Students will get extensive practice in SMAW with E6010 and E7018 Electrode on 6 inch schedule 80 pipe in the 6G position with an open root uphill. Upon completion of this course students will take ASME Section IX pipe test. All testing and certifications will be done by certified weld inspector.
- Advanced Plate Welding
- This is an advanced course in continuation of WEL 300 in (SMAW) preparing students for AWS D1.5 certification. Students will get extensive practice in welding with the E7018 electrode in the 3G and 4G positions on 3/8” plate with removable backing and without backing. Upon completion of this course students will take the AWS D1.5 Structural test. All testing and certifications will be done by certified weld inspector.
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
- This course is an introductory welding course to teach students Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Class consists of lecture on electricity, metallurgy, shielding gases, and filler wire as it pertains to (GMAW). Students will learn to weld mild steel and stainless steel on edge, lap, butt, corner, and t-joints in all positions.
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
- This course is an introductory welding course to teach students Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Class consists of lecture on electricity, metallurgy, shielding gas, filler wire and electrode classification as it pertains to (GTAW). Students will learn to weld mild steel on edge, lap, butt, corner, and t-joints in all positions.
- AWS SENSE MIG and TIG Prep
- This course is to prepare students for the (GMAW) and (GTAW) SENSE certification for entry level welders. Emphasis will be placed on students working on the SENSE projects. Upon completion of this course students will take SENSE test for entry level welders.
- Flux Cored Inner and Outer Shield
- This is an introductory course to Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). (FCAW) is an arc welding process similar to (GMAW), is very popular in fabrication and manufacturing. This course is similar to process taught in WEL 400. Class consists of lecture on electricity, metallurgy, shielding gases, and filler wire as it pertains to (FCAW). Students will learn to weld mild steel and stainless steel using inner and outer shield flux cored wire on edge, lap, butt, corner, and t-joints in all positions. Upon completion of this course students will take the AWS D1.5 Structural test with the (FCAW) process. All testing and certifications will be done by certified weld inspector.
- Advanced Exotic Metals
- This is an advanced course that is continuation of WEL 230 Exotic Metals. Course concentration will be on Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Students will learn to weld stainless steel and aluminum on edge, lap, butt, corner, and t-joints in all positions.
- Steps to Career Success 1
- The purpose of this course is to acclimate students to the available resources to maintain their focus on achieving career goals. The course is scheduled for all students in the 1st quarter, one hour per week.
- Steps to Career Success 2
- The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the nuances of industry. Topics will include industry related organizations, social networking, employer expectations and other professional skills. The course offering will vary by quarter depending on the program offered, one hour per week.
- Career Development
- The focus of this course is on preparing students for the upcoming job search process. They will produce a series of critical job search documents, including a resume, reference page, cover letter and thank you letter. These documents are applied to job search activities that give students the opportunity to hone their interview skills, research potential employers, complete an online job application, and experience a mock interview scenario.
- Principles of Mathematics
- This general studies course involves a review of the principles of mathematics. Topics to be discussed include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, measurement (both English and Metric systems), and an introduction to Algebra. For programs that require additional mathematics classes, students must earn a “C” or better grade in this course to advance to the next required math course.
- Personal Finance
- This course blends financial theory with financial applications while providing an understanding of the U.S. financial structure. Emphasis is placed on budgeting, personal income and expenditures, present and future value calculations, personal financial statements, and finance and credit alternatives.
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