Welding

Welding

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Gas Metal Arc Welding MW, 4/13-5/18 5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville $410/
$430
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 5/19-6/23 5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville $410/
$430 
Print Reading and Shop Math for Fabricators TR, 5/26-6/30 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $410/
$430
Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting TR, 5/26-6/30 7:55 a.m.-noon Marple $410/
$430 
Intro to Welding Processes MW, 5/27-7/1 7:55 a.m.-noon Marple $410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) MW, 5/27-7/1 12:25-4:40 p.m. Marple $410/
$430 
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II MW, 5/27-7/1 12:25-4:30 p.m. Marple $410/
$430
Gas Metal Arc Welding MW, 6/1-7/6 5-9:05 p.m. Phoenixville $410/
$430
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW) TR, 7/7-8/11 5-9:05 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

CRN 602, Mon & Wed
May 27-July 1, 7:55 a.m.-noon
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $410
Non-Sponsoring: $430

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

CRN 823, Tues & Thurs
May 19-June 23, 5-9:05 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 391, Mon & Wed
May 27-July 1, 12:25-4:40 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 650, Tues & Thurs
July 7-August 11, 5-9:05 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $410
Non-Sponsoring: $430

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

CRN 392, Mon & Wed
May 27-July 1, 12:25-4:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

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

CRN 3657, Mon & Wed
April 13-May 18, 5-9:05 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 606, Mon & Wed
June 1-July 6, 5-9:05 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $410
Non-Sponsoring: $430

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

CRN 822, Tues & Thurs
May 26-June 30, 7:55 a.m.-noon
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $410
Non-Sponsoring: $430

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

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

CRN 604, Tues & Thurs
May 26-June 30, 12:25-4:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $410
Non-Sponsoring: $430