Advanced Welding School | Welding School in Walker Louisiana

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ADVANCING THE FUTURE OF WELDING

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ADVANCING THE FUTURE OF WELDING

Class time frames will be:

  • 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
  • 8 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday
  • 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday
  • 5pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday


All of our courses will be offered in various hourly formats to accommodate potential students who do not have the ability to go to class for eight hours per day. The formats offered will be:

  • Eight hours per day, five days a week for eight weeks
  • Four hours per day, five days a week for sixteen weeks

The class time frames will be:

  • Corporate Student Enrollment
    Length: 8 Weeks

  • Standard student enrollment (Single class)
    Length: 8 Weeks

  • Corporate Student Enrollment
    Length: 8 Weeks

  • Standard student enrollment (Double classes)
    Length: 16 Weeks

  • Standard student enrollment (Triple classes)
    Length: 24 Weeks

  • Weekly brush-up
    Length: 1 Week Minimum

  • Certified welding inspector (CWI)
    Length: 10 Day Seminar

  • Certified welding Educator (CWE)
    Length: 8 Day Seminar

OUR COURSES

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Plate

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW) & FLUX CORE ARC WELDING (FCAW) PLATE

GMAW (MIG) FCAW Plate This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW) PLATE

This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW) ADVANCED

Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Analyze arc characteristics with emphasis on advancements resulting from technical advancements in modern GTAW equipment. 2. Demonstrate changes in techniques and equipment setup for GTAW of various alloys, joint designs and metal thickness. 3. Perform code quality GTAW pipe welds utilizing exotic alloy filler metals. 4. Recognize cost VS quality aspects of GTAW welding compared to other welding processes.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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RESTRICTED WELDING

6GR Welding Position in accordance with AWS D1.1. Standard. This is often called restriction welding, which the “R” in the term 6GR is with restriction ring, while 6G in the term 6GR is the same as in 6G positions. The difference with the 6G and 6GR position is the restriction ring and the bevel preparation.

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PIPELINE WELDING

Designed to instruct welders in arc welding safety and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW- Stick) of welding pipe either to meet ASME (vertical up) or API (vertical down) welding code.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW) PIPE

This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions. This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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GAS METAL ARC WELDING (GMAW) & FLUX CORE ARC WELDING (FCAW) PIPE

This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas metal arc (MIG) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing skills with the GMAW process making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW) PIPE

This course covers gas tungsten arc welding on pipe. Topics include joint preparation and fit up with emphasis placed on safety, GTAW welding technique, bead application, and joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds to applicable codes on pipe with prescribed electrodes and filler materials in various pipe positions. This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry.

Course Length: 8 weeks Course Hours: 320

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CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR

The AWS program for the certification of Welding Educators has been developed to define minimum standards for welding educators and to provide respected recognition for those who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience needed: • Welding educators understand welding training requirements; prepare instruction plans; conduct training classes; and evaluate student performance • They may use prepared instructional materials or develop their own original instructional materials • They are familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, materials and the limitations of weld testing • They must be able to read drawings, prepare records and develop reports
Exams for both a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and a Certified Welding Educator (CWE) are identical. However, the Part C – Code Book portion is not required for CWE certification. The CWI and CWE certifications may be earned simultaneously.

Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80

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WEEKLY BRUSH-UP COURSE

AWS will offer a welder the option to take brush up courses in a 5-day, 8 hour a day format, in any discipline. We will provide all the supplies, machine and booth along with instruction to help each welder gain experience they need to pass any test they require.

Course Length: 1 week Course Hours: 40

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CERTIFIED WELDING EDUCATOR

The AWS program for the certification of Welding Educators has been developed to define minimum standards for welding educators and to provide respected recognition for those who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience needed: • Welding educators understand welding training requirements; prepare instruction plans; conduct training classes; and evaluate student performance • They may using prepared instructional materials or develop their own original instructional materials • They are familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, materials and the limitations of weld testing • They must be able to read drawings, prepare records and develop reports
Exams for both a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and a Certified Welding Educator (CWE) are identical. However, the Part C – Code Book portion is not required for CWE certification. The CWI and CWE certifications may be earned simultaneously.

CURRENT SCWI, CWI and CAWI If you are a current SCWI, CWI or CAWI, and you meet the Certified Welding Educator criteria outlined below, no testing is required for the CWE certification. Simply: Complete the CWE Short Form Application Teach full or part-time in a classroom environment Maintain a valid welder certificate Obtain a written recommendation from your teaching supervisor that attests to your teaching qualifications and ability

Course Length: 8 days Course Hours: 64

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