Welding Certification Courses

BRCC welding facility

Local demand for welders is high. Learn to weld or learn new skills that prepare you for certifications.

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Course curriculum meets American Welding Society (AWS) standards; prepares students to take AWS certification tests, administered onsite. Classes meet in BRCC's Welding Facility in Mt. Crawford. Testing is covered in tuition costs.

Course Descriptions

Welding Fundamentals

For beginning welders. Learn and practice the four basic welding processes most commonly used in industrial fabrication. Covers safety procedures, common shop procedures, welding tools and equipment, and welding drawing interpretation. Classes meet for 16 weeks; day and evening hours available. 

Certification: AWS certification test in 3G (Vertical) and 4G (Overhead) prepares for employment as entry-level structural welder.

Introduction to Pipe Welding

For welders looking to enhance their skill, this course covers shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas tungsten arc (GTAW), free-hand manual and “walking-the-cup” Tig welding styles in horizontal and vertical positions. Instruction conforms to ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code Steel. Classes meet for 8 weeks.

Certification: Certification test in 6G position (45 degrees) to receive AWS Welding Certification.

Introduction to Pipe Welding - GTAW

Prerequisite: Welding Fundamentals and 3G "open-root" plate certification

For welders looking to enhance their skills, this class focuses on the free-hand manual and "walking-the-cup" TIG welding styles, as well as learning to weld pipe in horizontal and vertical positions. All qualifications conform to ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code Steel. Classes meet for 8 weeks.

Certification: Certification test in the 6G position (45 degrees) to receive AWS Welding Certification.

Introduction to TIG Welding – GTAW

For metal-working craftsmen/hobby welders. Learn basic concepts of TIG welding, equipment set-up, and welding safety. Covers carbon steel plate, pipe, and square tubing. Classes meet for 8 weeks. 

Certification: prepares for AWS GTAW weld certification test on carbon steel plate in 1G or 3G positions.

Weekend Welding Workshop – SMAW

Covers shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Class meets for 40 weekend hours.

Certification: prepares for AWS Certification Test in the 3G (vertical) position on carbon steel.

Weekend Welding Workshop – GTAW

Covers gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Class meets for 40 weekend hours.

Certification: prepares for AWS Certification Test in the 1G (flat) and 3G (vertical) position on carbon steel.

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