Basic Pipe Welding Certificate

Basic Pipe Welding Certificate at Harper College

Spark a path forward to a career in welding.

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  • Credit hours: 17
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Potential job outcomes: Pipe welder

Learn basic pipe welding skills with this 17-credit-hour certificate program. The program focuses on extensive practice in the major arc welding process, along with out-of-position and multi-pass arc welding such as GMAW, SMAW and GTAW. You’ll get experience working directly from blueprints and develop the welding skills necessary to perform SMAW pipe welding with E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions.

Take a variety of classes in prints and schematics, welding, pre-pipe welding and basic pipe welding. All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who are highly skilled in the pipe welding field.

Certificate program requirements

This 17 credit-hour certificate program is designed to give students entry-level skills in basic pipe welding. The program of study will emphasize extensive practice in the major arc welding process, and out-of-position and multi-pass arc welding including GMAW, SMAW and GTAW. Students will work from blueprints and develop the welding skills necessary to perform SMAW pipe welding with E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions.

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
MFT 134 3

Description: Provides students in the machine trades the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints. Emphasizes orthographic projection techniques of top, front, side, and section views, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and the impact of computer drafting as related to the machine trades.

WLD 110 3

Description: Covers fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding theory and practices and beginning electric welding. Includes arc welding and gas welding, brazing and cutting in the horizontal position.

WLD 210 3

Description: Covers advanced welding theory and practice in arc welding. Provides experience in MIG and TIG (Heliarc) techniques. Includes an introduction to strength of weld testing.

Prerequisite: WLD 110 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

WLD 246 4

Description: Covers advanced skills in shielded metal arc welding using the E6010 and E7018 electrodes on mild steel plate up to 3/8” thickness in all positions.

Prerequisite: WLD 210 with a grade of C or better.

WLD 248 4

Description: Covers techniques of basic pipe fitting, use of 90’s, T’s, flanges, valves, take offs, use of pipe blueprints, sketches, templates, and uphill welding techniques on pipe. Perform SMAW pipe welding with E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions.

Prerequisite: WLD 210 and WLD 246 with grades of C or better.

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Next steps

For more information about welding courses at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.