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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Industrial Welding Curriculum (SMAC-0015)

Location: 

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Fairfax, VA, and other ITI approved locations.

Length: 

Version 1: 160 hours of classroom instruction and 7,040 hours of supervised practical experience over four years.  Version 2: 482 hours of classroom instruction and 4,800 hours of supervised practical experience over three years. 

Dates: 

Version 1: April 2013 – September 2015.  Version 2: October 2015 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Students will be able to safely weld utilizing different types of welding and cutting technologies, including Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) including carbon steel plate in various positions 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F with material size ¼" and 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 3/8" carbon steel plate to include carbon steel pipe in 1G, 2G, 3G, 5G, 6G open root up and down Hill positions; Gas Metal Arc Welding Pulse (GMAW-P); Gas Metal Arc Welding Surface Tension Transfer (GMAW-STT); Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC); Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) weld a pad of stringer bead 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F positions, lap joint, corner joint, and edge joint in all positions with E6010 and E7018 electrodes;Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to include 1/8" plate 2F, 3F, 4F, and 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G carbon steel plate; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulse (GTAW-P); Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 1F, 2F, 3F and 4F positions carbon steel, 1G, 2G, 3G, 5G, and 6G pipe carbon steel; and Plasma Arc Cutting(PAC). Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: safely weld utilizing different types of welding and cutting technologies: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding Pulse (GMAW-P); Gas Metal Arc Welding Surface Tension Transfer (GMAW-STT); Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC); Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulse (GTAW-P); Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW); Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). In addition to welding, students will be able to plan, coordinate, fabricate and install Industrial sheet Metal related products as well as safely operate Industrial fabrication equipment working in an industrial manufacturing environment. The students will also demonstrate a working knowledge of all codes, specifications and blueprint reading required for the Industrial sheet metal field.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: communication skills; welding safety; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); Gas Metal Arc Welding Pulse (GMAW-P); Gas Metal Arc Welding Surface Tension Transfer (GMAW-STT); Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC); Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW); Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulse (GTAW-P); Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW); Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). Methods of instruction include: general instruction, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Industrial Safety, 4 semester hours in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, 4 semester hours in Gas Metallic Arc Welding, 4 semester hours in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and 4 semester hours in Flux Core Arc Welding for a total of 18 semester hours (10/15 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Industrial Safety, 1 semester hour in Industrial Tools and Equipment, 1 semester hour in Industrial System Design, 6 semester hours in Shielded Metal Arc Welding,  6 semester hours in Gas Metal Arc Welding,  6 semester hour in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, 7 semester hours in Industrial Fabrication and Repair Practices, 1 semester hour in Rigging and Hoisting, 3 semester hours in Allied Cutting Process, 1 semester hour in Blueprint Reading, and 3 semester hours in Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections for a total of 36 semester hours (10/15) (10/20 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps with Welding Curriculum (SMAC-0005). Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit.

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