AWS Entry Level Welder (Level 1)

The objective of the Entry Level 1 Welder program is to provide students with the knowledge, attitude, skills and habits required to gain employment in the welding and metal fabricating industry as an AWS Certified Entry Level Welder.
Level 1—Entry Level Welder has been designed to allow the student to choose an area of concentration in a particular welding process. Each student has to complete two required courses as well as two chosen welding process class to achieve qualifications for the AWS certificate. Students have the option to add additional welding endorsements upon completion of the program.

Required Hours

REQ 1 Safety and Thermal Cutting
56 hours
This course will provide instruction on welding safety and Oxyfuel (Oxygen & Acetylene) welding and cutting. Emphasis will be placed on the hazards of working around different types of metals, gasses that welders work with on a daily bases, and mobile equipment guidelines and requirements for transporting gases. Practical applications of Oxyfuel welding, Oxyfuel cutting, soldering and brazing will set the foundation for almost all welding occupations. Emphasis will be placed on safety, and proper operation of the oxyacetylene torch.

REQ 2 Welding Drawings and Quality
84 hours
This course will provide instruction on:

Welding Processes (student to choose two or more)

SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
98 hours
This course will provide instruction on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding. Student will receive instruction on the welding equipment, setup and adjustments as well as hands-on training. The student will have completed numerous hours of welding in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions affording them the ability to take a performance qualification test.

GMAW Gas Metal Arc (GMAW)
98 hours
This course will provide instruction on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), also known as Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG). Students will receive instruction on the setup and operation of GMAW equipment and perform welds of various joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.

FCAW Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
98 hours
This course will provide instruction on Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Students will receive instruction on the setup and operation of Flux Cored Arc Welding equipment and perform welds of various joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.

GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
98 hours
This course will provide instruction on Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), also referred to as Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG). Students will receive instruction on the welding equipment, setup and adjustments as well as hands-on training for welding in various positions and different types of metals.

Total Program Hours: (REQ 1+ REQ 2 + Two Electives) 56+84+98+98= 336
Tuition: $4032 / Books Equipment: $350 / Total Cost: $4382