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Continuing Education

Welding

High local demand for welders has prompted a new BRCC Continuing Education Welding Training Program for new welders (including career changers) and those who want to enhance current welding skills. Designed to American Welding Society (AWS) standards, the curriculum prepares students for AWS certifications. Final certification through the performance-based Certified Welder program provides transferable credentials. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to grow 15 percent between 2010 and 2020. According to the BLS, “Welding schools report that graduates have little difficulty finding work, and many welding employers report difficulty finding properly skilled welders. However, welders who do not have up-to-date training may face competition for jobs.”

Basic Welding 

In this introduction to welding fundamentals, you’ll learn the four basic welding processes most commonly used in industrial fabrication. Learn and practice: Oxy-Fuel welding, Brazing and Cutting, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding (including Flux-core and Pulsed GMAW Welding). Safety procedures, common shop procedures, welding tools and equipment, and basic welding drawing interpretation will also be introduced. By the end of this class, you will have learned the necessary skills to construct a small pressure vessel as a final project. Required text: Welding Principles and Applications, 7th Ed., ISBN-13: 978-1111039172 and Study Guide, ISBN-13: 978-1111039189.

Meets: BRCC Welding Facility
(#62190) Monday & Tuesday, Aug 25-Oct 20 (no class Sep 1), 9 am-noon OR
(#62191) Monday & Tuesday, Aug 25-Oct 20 (no class Sep 1), 1:30-4:30 pm OR  
(#63564) Monday & Tuesday, Aug 25-Oct 20 (no class Sep 1), 6 pm-9 pm OR                        
(#62194) Wednesday & Thursday, Aug 27-Oct 16, 9 am-noon OR
(#62195) Wednesday & Thursday, Aug 27-Oct 16, 1:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Wiley Perry, CWI or Jacob Kubin
Fee: $519

Intermediate Welding 

Building on fundamentals introduced in Basic Welding, this course allows you to focus on refining skills required to properly make vertical and overhead welds. You’ll be engaged in extensive practice using the SMAW, Flux-core GMAW and pulsed GMAW welding processes, as well as more in-depth study of welding drawing interpretation and welding symbols/terminology. This course prepares you to take the AWS certification test in 3G (Vertical) and 4G (Overhead) positions for Plate.  Pre-requisite: Basic Welding OR competency testing with instructor. Required text:  Welding Principles and Applications 7th Ed., ISBN-13:978-1111039172 and Study Guide, ISBN-13:978-1111039189.

Meets: BRCC Welding Facility
(#63626) Wednesday & Thursday, Aug 27-Oct 16, 6 pm-9 pm OR
(#62196) Monday & Tuesday, Oct 27-Dec 23 (no class 11/24-25), 9 am-noon OR
(#62197) Monday & Tuesday, Oct 27-Dec 23 (no class 11/24-25), 1:30-4:30 pm OR
(#62198) Wednesday-Thursday, Oct 22-Dec 18 (no class 11/26-27), 9 am-noon OR
(#62199) Wednesday-Thursday, Oct 22-Dec 18 (no class 11/26-27), 1:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Wiley Perry, CWI
Fee: $519

Just interested in welding as a hobby?  Check out Mig Welding and Fabrication courses for the do-it-yourselfer!