Welding Classes

Welding

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Intro to Welding Processes TR, 1/12-2/3 5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville $410/
$430 
Intro to Welding Processes M, 1/19-3/8 8-11 a.m. Marple
$410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 1/19-3/8 Noon-3 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding T, 1/19-5/3 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding T, 1/19-5/3 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Gas Metal Arc Welding MW, 1/20-3/21 Noon-3 p.m. Marple
$410/
$430
Gas Metal Arc Welding W, 1/20-3/21 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
$410/
$430
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) R, 1/21-5/5 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 1/20-3/21 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $410/
$430
Intro to Welding Processes M, 1/25-5/16 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
$410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 2/9-3/2 5-9:05 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Gas Metal Arc Welding TR, 3/15-4/13 5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville
$410/
$430
Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting TR, 3/22-5/10 8-11 a.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Print Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators TR, 3/23-31 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Phoenixville $410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II TR, 3/22-5/10 Noon-3 p.m. Marple $410/
$430
Gas Metal Arc Welding MW, 3/23-5/11 Noon-3 p.m. Marple
$410/
$430
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 3/23-5/11 3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple $410/
$430
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II TR, 4/19-5/11 5-6-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville
$410/
$430

Welding Certificate Program

Welding is an extremely important aspect in the architecture of buildings, ships, bridges, and more. The opportunities for qualified welders are great, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The College has designed a 225-hour hands-on training program that delivers an introduction to welding and training in Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), Blueprint reading and basic fabrication. These skills are in high demand in today’s workplace. Classes are being formed at Phoenixville campus. Call 610-359-5114 for scheduling.

Welding Classes

Intro to Welding Processes
Provides trainees with relevant theory in oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metallic arc welding and their applications. Also discussed is proper selection of power sources and settings, welding electrodes, shielding gases, joint configuration, safety and welding procedures. This course includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application or lab exercise that demonstrates the topics presented.

PDS 9799 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 2544 Tues-Thurs
Jan. 12-Feb. 3
5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville Campus
CRN 1274 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 19-March 8
8-11 a.m. Marple Campus
CRN 816 Mondays
Jan. 25-May 16
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple Campus

Welding Codes and Specifications
This course covers welding codes and their applications. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: Explain welding codes and their use. Use welding specifications. Apply proper use of A.P.I., A.W.S., and A.M.E. codes.

PDS 9828 /Length 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig)
Covers GMAW equipment set-up and operation. The theory of gas metal arc welding is applied to mild steel and plate steel in all positions. Introduces single- and multi-phase welds using a variety of electrode (wire) diameters. Also covers the application of gas metal-arc welding theory to non-ferrous materials and their alloys. Various modes of metal transfer are addressed. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

PDS 9805 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 1705 Mon & Wed
Jan. 20-March 21
Noon-3 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 1340 Wednesdays
Jan. 20-May 4
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 2542 Tues-Thurs
March 15-April 13
5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville Campus
CRN 2658 Mon & Wed
March 23-May 11
Noon-3 p.m. Marple Campus

Print Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators
Learn to locate, interpret, and utilize welding symbols, measurements, lines and other information found on working drawings, blueprints and technical documents. Students will be able to interpret technical drawings, sketches, blueprints and make measurements (in both the U.S. Conventional System and the International System) and make mathematical calculations using the measurements to accomplish fabrication requirements. These are basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in the manufacturing industry.

PDS 9990 / Length 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 2540 Tues-Thurs
March 23-31
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Phoenixville Campus

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW)
Covers the principles of electric arc welding using electrodes 6010, 6011, 6012, and 6013 in the flat position, correct angles and methods. Also covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application.

PDS 9803 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 916 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 19-March 8
Noon-3 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 1311 Thursdays
Jan. 21-May 5
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 2539 Tues-Thurs
Feb. 9-March 2
5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville Campus

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
This course covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: state the effects of current settings on the weld, control electrodes in the correct manner, weld in vertical, overhead, and horizontal positions using 6010 and 6011, 6012 and 6013 electrodes.

PDS 9804 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 2451 Mon & Wed
Jan. 20-March 21
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 1339 Tues & Thurs
March 22-May 10
Noon-3 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 1338 Mon & Wed
March 23-May 11
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 3246 Tues-Thurs
April 19-May 11
5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville Campus

Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting
Emphasis on fuel gases, welding and cutting equipment. Covers advantages and disadvantages of fuel gases; maintenance of oxy-fuel welding set; demonstrates lighting, adjusting, and extinguishing an oxy-fuel flare; and using an oxy-fuel cutting torch.

PDS 9798 / Length 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring: $430

CRN 1273 Tues & Thurs
March 22-May 10
8-11 a.m. Marple Campus

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-Tig)
Covers various types of tungsten electrodes, tolerances, color codes, and commonly used welding machines and polar lines. Focuses on gas tungsten arc welding in various positions using ferrous and non-ferrous sheet and plate, and welding gases used in GTAW processes. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

PDS 9806 / Length: 45 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $410; Non-Sponsoring $430

CRN 1706 Tuesdays
Jan. 19-May 3
3:15-6:15 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 3248 Tuesdays
Jan. 19-May 3
6:30-9:30 pm.. Marple Campus