CCAC (Community College of Allegheny County) Pipe Welding Program for AWS Certified Welders - Venango County Technology Center
AWS Certified Welders
Have you been hearing a lot about jobs for welders for the Marcellus Shale Industry?
Interested, but need to learn pipe welding?
The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a 9 credit low cost Pipe Welding Program at
Venango Technology Center in Oil City in November.
· Low cost and close to home
· API and ASME Certification
· Coursed created to prepare you for the Marcellus Shale Industry
· Evening hours
· Earn college credit
SEATS ARE LIMITED!!!
Call Vicki at Keystone Community Education Council at
CCAC Pipe Welding Program Course Description
WLD-222 - Pipe Welding 1 Basic (3 credits) Prerequisite(s): AWS D1.1 or D1.5 Certification This course provides students with knowledge and skills to effectively begin basic techniques of uphill shielded metal-arc welding (SMAW) for pipe. Uphill welding is generally used on thick-wall pipe. Students will practice their basic skills on metal plates before transitioning to 6 diameter pipe. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) code specifications will be followed.
WLD-223 - Pipe Welding 2 Advanced (3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: WLD222 This course provides students with knowledge and skills to prepare for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) pipe welding certification in uphill shielded metal-arc welding (SMAW) for 6 diameter, schedule 80 pipe in the 6G (45 degree) fixed position. Testing materials and fee for AWS certification are added to this course.
WLD-224 - Pipe Welding 3 - Downhill/Exp (3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: WLD223 This course provides students with knowledge and skills to prepare for two separate welding certifications: 1) American Petroleum Institute (API) downhill shielded metal-arc pipe welding process. This process is employed by the Marcellus Shale industry to connect natural gas cross country transmission pipelines. 2) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pipe welding with a TIG root. This process is used in nuclear manufacturing. Testing fees and materials are added to the tuition for this course.
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