Welding – Evening

LCTI offers entry-level and upskill training courses for specific welding types. Courses available at LCTI are:

  • Welding Technology
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)
  • Gas Metal/Flux Cored Arc Welding (MIG/Flux Core)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

WELDING TECHNOLOGY – 150 Hours

The Welding Technology program provides theory and hands-on lab instruction in Oxy-acetylene/plasma cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.  This course covers fundamental concepts, welding processes, welding terminology, metal identification, safety and tools.  Students are prepared for American Welding Society (AWS) certification and entry level employment by practicing welding skills in a fully equipped state of the art facility.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Demonstrate safety practices needed in the welding trade.
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge and skill in the use of cutting equipment.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge and practical skills of metal joining skills used in the welding trade.
  4. Earn industry certifications – AWS D1.1

COURSE TOPICS

  1. Safety
  2. Welding terms
  3. Drawing and welding symbol interpretation
  4. Metal identification
  5. Tools
  6. Oxy-acetylene/plasma cutting
  7. Shielded metal arc welding
  8. Gas metal arc welding
  9. Flux cored arc welding
  10. Gas tungsten arc welding

CLASS SCHEDULE

Next Class: January  12, 2023 – Contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@lcti.org
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Every other Wednesday 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SMAW/Stick) – 50 Hours

This course covers the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process: including safety, and machine set-up/operation. Students will practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using commonly utilized “stick” welding electrodes, on mild steel. Students will also receive instruction in preparing steel for welding using oxy-acetylene torches, angle grinders, and other metalworking equipment.

TASKS:

  • Follow safe Practices
  • Perform safety inspections of Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) equipment
  • Make minor external repairs to Shielded Metal Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Set up for shielded metal arc welding operations on plain carbon steel
  • Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment- flat, horizontal, and vertical
  • Manual Oxy-fuel Gas Cutting (OFC)/ Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories
  • Set up for oxy-fuel gas cutting operations on plain carbon steel
  • Operate manual oxy-fuel cutting equipment

CLASS SCHEDULE

January 10, 2023 – February 14, 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Every other Wednesday 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

GAS METAL/FLUX CORED ARC WELDING (GMAW/MIG/FLUX CORE) – 30 Hours

This course covers the fundamentals of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) and Flux Cored Arc Welding processes: including safety, machine set-up, operation, and troubleshooting. Students will practice making fillet and groove welds on steel in the flat and horizontal positions using solid wire MIG and gas shielded flux core wires. Students will also receive instruction in preparing steel for welding using plasma cutting machines, angle grinders, and other metalworking equipment.

TASKS:

  • Follow safe Practices
  • Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories on Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment
  • Make minor external repairs to Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Set up for gas metal arc welding operations on plain carbon steel
  • Operate Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment- Flat and Horizontal
  • Perform safety inspections of Flux Cored Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Make minor external repairs to Flux Cored Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Set up for flux-cored arc welding operations on plain carbon steel
  • Operate Flux Cored Arc Welding equipment- Flat and Horizontal

CLASS SCHEDULE

February 15, 2023 – March 7, 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Every other Wednesday 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (TIG) – 50 Hours

This course covers the fundamentals of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) process: including safety, and machine set-up/operation. Students will practice making fillet and groove welds in various positions on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Instruction includes material identification and properties of metals. Students will also receive instruction in preparing materials for welding using plasma cutting machines, angle grinders, and other metalworking equipment. 

TASKS:

  • Follow safe Practices
  • Perform safety inspections of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Make minor external repairs to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding equipment and accessories
  • Set up Gas Tungsten Arc Welding operations on plain carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel
  • Operate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum – Flat/Horizontal positions

CLASS SCHEDULE

March 9, 2023 – April 13, 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Every other Wednesday 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

PPE Supplied by LCTI:

  • Safety glasses and a rental welding hood. Students are permitted to supply their own welding hood if desired.

PPE Supplied by Student:

  • Leather welding gloves and welding jacket (should be FR cotton, full leather, or a combination of the two). Students must also wear long pants and leather work boots at least 6 inches tall.

 

If you’d like more information in regards to Adult Workforce Education, please contact Amy Rex at 610-799-1316 or rexa@mylcti.org. Individual tours are available by appointment.

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