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The American Welding Academy

will offer a unique training center available to students learning to acquire the skills necessary to become professional welders and acquire employment opportunities.

Below is a summary of the outline of courses that will be available to students:

  • The courses that will be provided will have a student/teacher ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The maximum students for the shop will be 20 in total.
  • Classroom hours of each will consist of 20 hours of classroom time.
  • Students will start the day with 1 hour of classroom time until the required 20 hours are achieved The remainder of the course will be lab time.
  • Each student will be provided a welding booth, equipped with a welding machine, welding rod, welding material, grinders, welding hood, gloves and jacket for utilization during the course.

Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe (160 Hours)

This course strictly focuses on pipe with the shielded metal arc welding process better known as STICK welding. This course prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a pipe welder. Graduates may find suitable employment in pipe trade unions, gas and electric companies, refineries, pipe yards, HVAC, fabrication shops and plumbing contractors. Student will be fully prepared to take a Pipe Welding Qualification Test, nationally recognized by the American Welding society and required on many job sites. Students will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course.

 

Pipeline Welding (Downhill welding) API 1104 Standard (140 Hours)

This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a pipeline welder. Pipeline construction is used for the transportation of goods or materials (oil, refined products or natural gas) through a pipe from the oil fields to the refining and storage facilities. Pipelines extend for thousands of miles from city to city and sometimes into neighboring states. Segments of pipe are welded together using SMAW process, running an electrode (rod) in downhill progression. Pipes used for pipeline class are 12 inches in diameter. Graduates may find suitable employment in pipe trade unions, gas and electric companies, refineries, pipe yards, tank farms, fabrication shops. Student will be fully prepared to take a Pipe Welding Qualification Test, which is nationally recognized by the American Welding society and required on many job sites. Pipelines are one of the highest paying trades in the construction field today. 

Standard stick Welding (Plate) (120 Hours)

This program strictly focuses on plate welding with the SMAW process, no pipe will be covered in this class. The class will cover proper techniques and electrode selection for welding plate in various welding positions (1G,2G,3G,4G) to meet ASME welding code. This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a structural welder. In New York City, you MUST pass a structural plate test in order to obtain a license from the department of buildings in order to weld in New York City. Graduates may find suitable employment in trade unions, iron workers, dock builders, machine shops, commercial construction, steel erectors and fabrication shops. Student will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course. 

Gas Metal Arc Welding - GMAW or MIG (100 hours)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also popularly known as MIG welding is a course designed for individuals seeking to develop specialized skill in the Gas Metal Arc welding process on metals of various thickness. This process is very popular in fabrication shops and machine shops and used in many skill trade unions. Student will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Pipe) (160 Hours)

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) also known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a manual welding process that requires the welder to use both hands. One hand is used for holding the TIG torch that produces the arc using an external gas supply (argon) and non-consumable tungsten and the other hand is used to add filler metal to the weld joint. GTAW welding is mostly used for critical weld joints, welding metals other than common steel, and where precise, small welds are needed. This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as Pipe-GTAW welders, graduates may find suitable employment in trade unions, boiler shops, refineries, pharmaceutical companies, food plants, stainless steel fabrication shops, ornamental steel fabrication shops and ship yards. Students will learn to weld pipe in various positions. Upon completion of this program, students will have a complete understanding of the entire GTAW process and its applications on pipe. Student will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course. 

Flux Cored Arc Welding - FCAW (100 hours)

Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process most popular among ironworkers, ship yards, tank builders and dock builders and frequently used in steel fabrication shops. This process is most suited for applications with thicker materials and is optimal for outdoor procedures since the flux is built into the hollow electrode for positive shielding, even in windy conditions. This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as flux cored welders. Upon completion of this program students will have a complete understanding of the entire FCAW process and it applications. Student will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course. 

 

Contact our school administrator to discuss the advantages of each course and determine which is best for you.