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Our Welding program in split into two parts: Level I (Entry-level) and Level II (Advanced). Most students will start with Level I and have the ability to move into Level 2 upon successful completion. The program will encompass various weld techniques (that correlate to each level).

This is an American Welding Society (AWS) performance-based program, about 80% of which is hands-on.

Topics Covered:

  • Workplace and shop safety
  • Welding theory
  • Material identification
  • Equipment selection and setup
  • Blueprint reading/shop drawings
  • Welding symbol interpretation
  • Measuring
  • Related math

Courses

Weekend Welding Warrior (Intro to Welding)

Weekend Welding Warrior – Level 1: Intro to Welding (CMT 1013)

Interested in learning how to weld as a hobbyist or artist, or just want to take your current welding skills to a new level? Valencia College’s new Weekend Welding Warrior Program has been designed to help participants learn the basics of at-home welding at an introductory level, in as little as a few weekends.

Welding Level I (Entry Level)

Welding Level I (CMT 1010)

Entry-Level

This 621 hour course will focus on the essentials of becoming an entry-level Welder. Classroom time will encompass; work and shop safety, welding theory, material identification, equipment selection and setup, blueprint reading/shop drawings, welding symbol interpretation, measuring, and related math. Lectures will be taught using a combination of visual aids, presentations, textbooks, videos, and current industry literature. Class structure consists of 20% Classroom (lecture, theory) and 80% demonstration and hands on training.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety related to welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Carbon Arc Cutting
  • Blueprint/Shop Drawings
  • Welding Symbol Interpretation
  • Equipment Troubleshooting and MaintenanceUpon successful completion of this program, students will have earn the following:
  • Program Certificate of Completion
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA-10 hour Certification
  • AWS GMAW Certification

Welding Level 2 (Advanced)

Welding Level 2 (Advanced):

**Prerequisite: Welding Level 1

In this 525 course, students will learn advanced Welding techniques and concepts. Classroom instruction will focus on determining proper settings and processes, material identification, gas selection, polarity selection, basic metallurgy, additional related mathematics, fabrication and detailing, advanced process selections. Lectures will be taught using a combination of visual aids, presentations, textbooks, videos, and current industry literature.

Lab will focus on intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding processes to include steel and aluminum, Flux-Cored Arc Welding and Dual Shielded Arc Welding. Students will also lean basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on steel and aluminum. Other training includes CNC operations related to plasma cutting and programing Robotic Welders at entry-level proficiency. Class structure consists of 20% Classroom (lecture, theory) and 80% demonstration and hands on training.

Topics Covered:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Aluminum (GMAW-A)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Dual Shielded Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals
  • Fabrication
  • Computer Numerical Controlled Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Robotic programing and weldingUpon successful completion of this program, students will earn the following:
  • Program Certificate of Completion
  • GMAW Aluminum
  • AWS FCAW Certification
  • AWS GTAW Certification