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Pipe Welder

This program is an introduction to common welding and cutting processes used in metal fabrication of pipe and plate. Students will be introduced to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Ar Carbon Arc Cutting (AAC), metal preparation and heat treating. Students will also be introduced to blueprint reading and construction of items according to specifications.

Direct-Teacher Led Class
SOC Code: 51-4121.06


Curriculum / Hours

Fundamentals of Welding 30
Welding Detail Drawings 30
Metal Characteristics and Properties 30
Metal Preparation and Heat Treatments 30
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes 30
Oxy-fuel Cutting 30
GMAW Pipe 60
GMAW Aluminum Pipe and Plate 45
GMAW/FCAW Equipment and Setup 15
SMAW Equipment and Setup 15
SMAW Electrodes 15
Welding Blueprints 15
Welding Joint Fit Up and Adjustment 15
Weld Quality 15
GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 90
GTAW Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe 90
GTAW Aluminum Pipe 75
FCAW Pipe 45
SMAW Open Root Pipe Welds 105
SMAW Stainless Steel Groove and Pipe Welds 75
Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging 15
Plasma Arc Cutting 15
Workforce Staging 30
Total Hours 915



Tuition - In District $2,471
Tuition - Out of District $2,745
Fees $1,640
Books $99


Student Organization

SkillsUSA is a service organization for high school and adult students of industrial programs. Skills USA 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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