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36 PVCC DIGITAL FALL 2014 Workforce Services Class Schedule l or 434.961.5354 American Welding Society Certification Week 1 - Introduction to Welding In this introductory class, students will learn the fundamental principles of joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals, NDT (nondestructive testing) joint preparation, equipment operation, and safety procedures. Students will begin their welding practice in the 1-G (flat) position. Students will practice with ER-7018 low hydrogen stick electrode. 58923 WELD S, SU 10/11-10/12 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $699 58924 WELD S, SU 12/20-12/21 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $699 Week 2 - Welding in the 1-G Position Students will gain skills welding in the 1-G (flat) position. The 1G welding certification position is a plate in the flat position that is beveled. This position is the most basic. 58929 WELD S, SU 10/25-10/26 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $700 Week 3 - Welding in the 2-G (Horizontal) Position After a brief review of weeks 1 & 2, students will begin their practice in the (2G horizontal position). This will prepare the student for real life situations when welding out of position is required. 58931 WELD S, SU 11/8-11/9 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $700 Week 4 - Continued Practice in the 2-G Position and Preparation for the A.W.S. Coupon Test 58932 WELD S, SU 11/22-11/23 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $700 Week 5 - Final Preparation for A.W.S. Certification Test Students will prepare coupons per A.W.S. guidelines for final practice plates and weld complete. 58934 WELD S, SU 12/6-12/7 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VA School of Metal $700 Student's skills will be evaluated at this time for determination to proceed with actual test witnessed by a C.W.I. (CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR). Actual test will be performed during a weekday date to be determined. Test date will occur as close as possible to final preparation. Student will take 1-G (flat position) test per A.W.S. protocol. Test coupon will be sent to independent testing facility. Upon successful completion of weld test, student will receive A.W.S. D1.1 certification in material, position and thickness parameters. If student fails test, additional practice may be required at class rate of $25.00/ hr. A.W.S. Welding Certification Certification training consists of 80 hrs. over a 10-week period, 5 weekends, scheduled on every other weekend. Cost of the entire program is $3,499. This includes class room lecture, practice and final test. Upon Successful completion of course and passing of test, student will be A.W.S. D1.1 certified for structural welding. This program, divided into five classes, will prepare the student to take the American Welding Society D1.1 certification test for structural welding. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding. The focus of the program is to teach the welding skills necessary to test for the D1.1 certification in structural welding. Classes must be taken in order with week one, an Introduction to Welding a prerequisite to taking week two, etc.

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