program description

The Welding Technology program focuses on incremental levels of competency based training to prepare students to enter the welding industry. This course will introduce the common welding processes used throughout many parts of the industry such as SMAW (Stick welding), GMAW (MIG welding), FCAW (Flux cored arc welding), GTAW (TIG welding) and Oxy-fuel cutting. A broad array of industry sectors such as pipeline, shipyard, power plant, buildings, bridges, and aerospace applications utilize this skill set. Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive a certification with the American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E (AWS).

Course Descriptions

Welding Theory and Thermal Cutting
Stick Welding Fillets
Stick Welding Plate Groove Joints
Wirefreed (GMAW/FCAW) Welding
TIG Welding Plate
Stick Welding Pipe
Wirefeed Welding Pipe
TIG Welding Pipe
AWS SENSE Capstone

Welding Technology  | 810 hours

  • Plate and structural welding progressing to pipe and tubing configurations
  • Instruction in blueprint reading
  • Weld symbol interpretation
  • Basic metallurgy, weld quality, base metal preparation, and joint fit-up and alignment
  • Machine set-up, filler material selections, and basic equipment maintenance

Welding Technology- Plate | 540 hours 

  • Plate and structural welding in the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW and GTAW processes
  • Instruction in welding symbols and blueprint reading
  • Basic metallurgy, weld quality, base metal preparation, joint fit-up, and alignment
  • Preheating and post heating of base metals
  • Thermal cutting including oxyfuel, plasma, and carbon arc cutting

Welding Technology- Pipe | 270 hours

  • Pipe welding with the SMAW process on open root pipe welds
  • Pipe welding with the GMAW, FCAW processes on carbon steel base metals
  • Pipe and tube welding with the GTAW process focusing on carbon steel, stainless steel, and low alloy base metals

Course Details
Welding Technology
Monday-Thursday
6:45PM-9:45PM

Welding Technology- Plate
Friday 6:45PM-9:45PM
Saturday 9:00AM-6:30PM

TUITION, FEES, AND BOOKS
Program of Study: $7,187.50
Program of Study-Plate: $4,425
Program of Study-Pipe: $2,057.50
Each Course: Varies

Campus Details
West-MEC Central Campus
6997 N. Glen Harbor Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85307
Hours 9:30AM-5:00PM
P 623.209.8070
E adulted@west-mec.org

Contact Us
P 623-772-4238
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