This course is intended to continue the education and training that was introduced in previous Stafford Welding School courses but at a more focused and advanced level of instruction. The instructor will meet with students to identify areas of interest in welding processes and then work with each student to achieve the personal goals and professional competencies in areas like oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting, shielded metal ark (STICK) welding in various positions, metal arc and flux core arc (MIG) welding processes, and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding processes. Upon completion of this course and with instructor approval students may schedule a welder performance qualification test(s) for GMAW, FCAW, or SMAW processes through the American Welding Society at an additional cost.
Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this course MUST have successfully completed one or more of the following Stafford Technical Center welding courses: WELD-04: Introduction to Welding Processes; WELD-02: SMAW Welding Level I; or WELD-07: GMAW-FCAW Welding Level I. However, previous experience as a welder may be considered as a substitute for having completed one of these courses.