Degrees: Pipe Welding Technical Certificate
Courses are also available as stackable Certificates of Proficiency and as a focus for Associate of Applied Science in Skilled & Technical Science
Time to complete: Pipe welding certification courses are offered in 8-week and 16-week sections and can be completed in two semesters. While there is no specific timeline for completion, many courses are shared among degrees making multiple degree completion timely and affordable.
What: One-on-one instruction provided by a qualified instructor with personal experience working in a pipe welding environment. Students learn the following welding methods - all of which are valuable skills for a successful career.
- GTAW pipe welding is by far the most complicated and time-consuming of all welding techniques. One of the lesser-known techniques of the GTAW method, called cup walking, offers consistent quality welds while creating minimum operator fatigue. Considerations and techniques necessary to develop the skill of cup walking, including details regarding filler metals, cup changing, and power sources, will be taught in this program.
- SMAW pipe welding is the most common method used in pipeline welding and is the basis used for developing skills required in the other pipe welding processes. Certification in this technique will qualify welders for high placement and high levels of pay.
- SMAW - stainless steel pipe welding is a more advanced method of welding than SMAW -carbon steel and requires special training specific to stainless steel metals which can lead to even higher pay. Not as many jobs are available for this special needs technique but working conditions are often in a controlled environment.
- GMAW and FCAW pipe welding techniques are becoming more sought after by business and industry in manufacturing processes. These methods lend themselves to faster production for assembly type production. Demand is higher for this process of welding.
Where: Nashville Campus in modern facilities with the latest technology
When: Classes are from 3:00 pm to 8:20 pm on Monday - Thursday
Employment: UA Cossatot's Pipe Welding program is an advanced welding program designed to prepare graduates for employment in pipe welding related jobs and/or higher paying jobs in general welding positions. Hourly pay rates range from $24+/hour based on skill level and experience. Gainful Employment Information
To enroll in classes: Students must first complete the UA Cossatot application process.
Cost: Approximately $1500 to $2100 per semester (tuition and fees may vary depending on residential status and semester of program ) Financial Aid and scholarships are available.
Contact: Steve McJunkins (office) 870-584-1338 (cell) 870-582-1836 (email) email@example.com
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