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Basic Welder

High School Students Only
This program prepares students to use manual shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding in welding of heavy steel structures. Students also learn manual oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting, as well as computer programmed plasma arc cutting, weld quality, and weld joint design/fit up.

The entire 525 hours of the Basic Welder program will transfer into the 1050 hour Combination Welder program.

Oklahoma Department of Labor Welder Certification


Curriculum / Hours

Introduction to Welding and Cutting Processes 90
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Set-up 15
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
GMAW Plate 60
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
SMAW Beads and Fillet Welds 120
SMAW Electrodes 15
SMAW Equipment and Set-up 15
SMAW Open V Groove Welds 120
Weld Quality 15
Welding Joint Fit Up and Adjustment 15
Workforce Staging 30
Total Hours 525



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SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and adult students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal and leadership qualities through individual and group projects and through skill competitions which are held on local, state, and national levels.

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