New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
35 Hours (one week).
October 2016 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will achieve a preparedness to advance towards advanced classes and testing within the welding discipline. This course allows the student more practical time to gain the necessary skills in a flat and overhead position utilizing a 3/8 “ T joint. The student’s welding rod or travel speed is better determined. Lincoln virtual reality welding machines are used for training, prior to physically welding, to enhance the students’ eye and coordination. Safety is stressed throughout the course, to allow the students a better perception of practical field applications.
This course provides current welding information and techniques to prepare students for employment in the welding field as well as for individuals who wish to upgrade their welding skills. The student to teacher ratio is very low during the hands-on application of welding, and commonly is a one-to-one ratio during a demonstration or critiquing process. Apprentices learn to operate basic equipment used in shielded metal arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting, and they are instructed in the choice of proper electrodes. Topics include terminology, critical temperatures, welding distortion and defects, blueprint reading for welders and joint design. The course combines lecture and lab and prepares students for industry certification exams. Prerequisite: Basic Arc Welding.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a technical elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (10/20).