Safety and Introduction to Welding
Students will first learn the basics of welding safety, including properly using the equipment and techniques to minimize the risk of injury. In addition, by learning the safety systems for protection, electrical safety, and ventilation, PTTI students will gain the skills valuable to an employer. Next, students will learn the basic theory and application for the practice of welding. They will study mathematics used in the shop and understand key terminology. They will perform basic experiments as a foundation for welding. It will also reinforce the knowledge from the safety course before beginning shop applications and other vital operations.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This course will establish the basics of Stick Welding to set a foundation for PTTI students. Next, this will prepare them for the Stick Welding II advanced course. In this course, students will continue to demonstrate the safety practices established in course WTT001 to ensure practical learning and safety in the process. In addition, students of Stick Welding I will learn electrical measurement and SMA welding arc heating, etc., to ensure a smooth application once moving to course WTT0006 Stick II. In WTT0006 Stick II, students will advance to more technical hands-on work teaching them to fully grasp the application of this type of welding.
Metal Inert Gas Arc (MIG)
This course builds welding and process versatility and teaches students to experiment and gain expertise in the process of Plasma Cutting and Beveling. Acquiring strengths in these skills will help students to succeed in their welding careers. Additionally, in this course, students will become proficient in the tools necessary to perform and complete this process, along with safety, compressions, and the input of heat and gas cables. Students will be able to perform many positions and weld types after completing this course. With the hours spent in the shop working, the students will be able to control amperage, densities, and wire feeds.
Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG)
Students will learn the basics of TIG welding and advance to in-shop applications of those skill sets to become proficient TIG welders in this course. They will apply theory and practice to ensure the TIG welds are professional and acceptable for the workplace. The students will learn appropriate setup and operations, types of electrodes, GTA current, pre-flow, and post-flow, shielding gas, arc welding, and tungsten contamination. These skills will help them develop the rigorousness that they need for better employability. The shop hours ensure that students become skilled and certified welding technicians proficient in many types of welds.
Introduction To Blueprint Reading
Blueprint reading is an essential piece to becoming a professional welder. Students will learn how to accurately read and interpret a blueprint to achieve their assigned tasks properly. In addition, students will apply shop math to assess drawing scales and dimensions. PTTI students will also learn computer-aided drawing and special views. These are essential skills needed for becoming a proficient blueprint reader. Blueprint reading makes jobs easier and accurate to perform perfect weld. Faulty welds can be expensive and result in major losses. A skilled, certified technician can read blueprints efficiently and avoid making costly mistakes.
Plasma Cutting and Joint Prep
This course builds welding and process versatility and teaches students to experiment and gain expertise in the process of Plasma Cutting and Beveling. Acquiring strengths in these skills will help students to succeed in their welding careers. Additionally, in this course, students will become proficient in the tools necessary to perform and complete this process. They will also learn to use the safety, compressions, the input of heat and gas cables. To be able to perform these tasks need patience, steady hands, and adequate knowledge. However, to master these operations, the most important is rigorous hands-on training and expert guidance.