Gas Metal Arc Welding

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Students will learn theory and principles of the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process. Students will learn FCAW operations with gas-shielded wires (dual shield) and self-shielded wires, and will be prepared to take industry welding tests per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel for FCAW Welder Qualification.
  • MTech Program Certificate: Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • AWSD1.1 3G Structural Certificate – FCAW
  • Registration is available to adults and high school seniors only. Potential student must have taken Welding I at the high school level.
  • The MTech Entrance Assessment must be taken and passed with the minimum required score PRIOR to meeting with instructors.

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Adult Students: Open Entry/Open Exit. Start any 1st or 3rd Monday, per available openings

High School Students: Defined Entry/ Open Exit. Start dates August 22, 2017 and January 16, 2018. High School Students may not enroll in the evening schedule.

Monday – Friday 7:30 am- 10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 2:30 pm OR 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Mon, Wed, Friday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 2:30 pm OR 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 2:30 pm OR 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Evening Schedule:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm OR
Monday, Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm OR
Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Summer Schedule: no class held on Friday

Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $0.00 There is no cost to apply.
Registration Fee $40.00
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $250.00
Tuition $290.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Total : $630.00

Financial Aid Eligible:No
VA Eligible:Yes
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Item Cost Notes
Textbook $40.00 Student Binder & Hobart Institute of Welding Technology – Welding Guide
AWS Online Course Subscription $163.00
Welding Equipment $42.00
Welding Helmet $36.00
Protective Clothing $46.00
Steel toed boots $30.00
Total : $357.00
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