Welding 2

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Take your welding to the next level with our Welding 2 program! Learn the skills you need to boost your welding career. 

At Emily Griffith, our Welding 2 program will give you hands-on experience in advanced welding techniques. You will learn how to take on challenging welding jobs, including pipe fitter, pipeline welder or boilermaker. You will gain the skills to weld on various materials at defined positions, learn to effectively cut pipes using port-a-band and reciprocating saws, and become competent in assembling, fabricating, and installing a variety of metal pipes, pipe fittings, and related materials. 

You will also gain the ability to read and interpret schematics, drawings and blueprints to effectively plan and layout a sequence of installations. Our coursework is also aligned with the American Welding Society’s SENSE Standards. 

Latest technology: You’ll get to use the best tools and learn the most up-to-date methods for difficult welds. Graduates of our program know how to determine the proper welds to use based on the type of materials involved and the situation. 

High-demand career: Work in the high-demand oil and gas industry with the skills you’ll gain in our Welding 2 program. 

Want more information? Get the Welding 2 Program Flyer and the Welding 2 Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Welding 2 Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Welding 2 program use their certificate to up their technology game at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Pipe Fitter
  • Pipeline Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Materials Science
  • Construction
  • Metal Fabrication Specialist
Skilled Trades
$6,556
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
6 Months
Full-time program length
8/17/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

WEL 111 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of SMAW equipment utilizing various electrodes, essential welding information from codes or other standards, and performance of weld inspections.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 202 Gas Metal Arc Welding II

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of GMAW equipment utilizing a variety of electrodes and base metals, and fundamental principles of welding metallurgy to welding, fabrication, and inspection.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 224 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 230 Pipe Welding I

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, and operation of SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW equipment in a variety of positions on plain carbon steel pipe joints. Also covers evaluating and solving complex welding and fabrication problems and administering hands on training and supervision to other students during assigned fabrication and welding operations.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 231 Pipe Welding II

Learn to perform safety inspections, make minor repairs, adjust operating parameters, and operate SMAW and GTAW equipment on plain carbon steel pipe joints. The student should also be able to evaluate and solve complex welding and fabrication problems, administer hands on training and supervise other students during assigned fabrication and welding operations.

Start Date: 10/27/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 232 Adv Flux Cored Arc Welding

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, advanced operation of FCAW equipment using a variety of electrodes and base metals, and fundamental principles of welding metallurgy to welding, fabrication and inspection.

Start Date: 09/10/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
WEL 250 Layout and Fabrication

Develops welding and associated skills in the use of drawings and blueprints in planning. This course includes designing and layout projects.

Start Date: 09/02/2020
Instructor: Ryan Thomas
EMILY’S STORIES


"There was so much support and opportunity," explains Debbie why she chose to come to Emily Griffith. "There's so much value for your money."

Debbie Wallis is a recent HSE graduate and a current student in our Accounting program. Debbie came to Emily Griffith in order to advance her career. “I felt like to go forward I needed a degree,” she says. She works full-time in purchasing and felt that studying accounting would help her move into better jobs. But before could start the Accounting program she had to get her GED so she took HSE prep classes at Emily Griffith. 

“There was so much support and opportunity,” explains Debbie why she chose to come to Emily Griffith. “There’s so much value for your money.” When she completes the Accounting program, she is considering transferring her credits to go on and earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. She encourages others to continue their education as well. “It’s never to late to study and get a degree,” she says. 

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