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Continuing Education

Machining & Welding


Fundamentals of Fabrication

Learn how to measure and verify dimensions of machined components and welded assemblies, using a machinist's scale, tape measure, dial caliper, micrometer and other instruments.  You’ll also be introduced to the many views conveyed on scale drawings and prints, including cross-sectioned views and details. We’ll cover terminology and symbols used to designate and direct the fabrication of welded assemblies, and how precise welded and machined assemblies are made possible by the proper use of in-process hold points and inspections during the fabrication process. You’ll learn about the use and fabrication of fixtures (with plenty of examples for a hands-on experience), and discuss machine operations in relation to vertical milling, drilling, and sawing, as well as turning operations in a standard engine lathe.  Other topics include mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, problem solving, trouble shooting, focus and attention to detail.  This course is a pre-requisite for Introduction to Machine Practices. Required textbook: Precision Machining Technology, 2nd Edition; ISBN #13-978-1-2854-4454-3.

Meets: Monday & Tuesday, Oct 6 – Nov 25, 6-9 pm; BRCC Room T113
Instructor:  Rische Hupp
Fee: $459 (#70554)


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
                (#70539) Wednesday & Thursday, Oct 22-Dec 18 (no class 11/26-27), 6 pm-9 pm OR
                (#70536) Monday & Tuesday, Oct 27-Dec 23, 9 am-noon OR
                (#70537) Monday & Tuesday, Oct 27-Dec 23, 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
                (#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 OR
                (#66614) Monday & Tuesday, Oct 27-Dec 23, 6-9 pm
Instructor: Wiley Perry, CWI
Fee: $519 (includes one AWS Welding Certification exam. Additional welding certifications available at reduced rate of $100 each.)