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Welding Department Exposes Students To A Hot Career

Butte College Welding Department
Exposes Students to a Hot Career

33 High Schools, 117 Students, 35 Teachers Set to Participate

Two Welding Trainings: January 19, 20, and January 21, 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Butte College Welding Department, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville

The Butte College Welding Department will offer 117 high school students and their teachers, an opportunity to earn an ARC welding certificate and earn college credit on January 19-22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The specialized training is provided to welding instructors and students and will be presented by Miller Electric, Hobart Brothers, Smith Equipment and Rankin. Students will learn about new technologies in the welding industry. Students will learn welding techniques including equipment set up, power sources, common welding problems, and safety will be covered. There will be classroom lecture, question and answers, as well as welding lab time. The two-day experience is designed for top welding students and their teachers. A total of 33 high schools located throughout California will be represented.

“We are thrilled to offer high school students and their teachers a two-day opportunity to learn more about a career in welding,” said Don Robinson, Butte College welding department chairman. “More than 30 high schools from Shasta to Sonora are planning to attend. This is the third year that we have offered this training and it provides an opportunity for instructors to refresh their skills and students get a closer look at welding and the latest techniques. Without the sponsorships from local industries like MJB Welding Supply, Transfer Flow Inc., Tink Inc., Metal Works, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sierra Nevada Brewery, and Lyles Mechanical Co. this event would not be possible year after year.”

Students and instructors pay a fee of $75 which includes materials, shirt, hat, a pair of welding gloves, meals and earn a half unit of credit through the college, along with a 2010 Arc Exposure welding certificate.

Agenda - January 19

8 – 8:30 a.m. Introduction & Safety

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. GMAW & FCAW Welding Introduction

• Process fundamentals & setup (pg.3)

• Advantages of these welding processes

• Modes of transfer

• Wire speed, voltage and inductance adjustments

• Gases & gas flow

• Pre/Post weld cleaning

• AWS Classifications of wires

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Lab Time: GMAW and FCAW Processes

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Filler Metals

• Clean up

11:50 – Noon -- MAW and FCAW Welding Review

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 – 2 p.m. PG&E Welding Demonstration

2 – 2:45 p.m. SMAW (Stick) equipment set up

• Polarity, Constant amperage (CC); AC/DC

• Inverter vs. Transformer

• Duty cycle

• Electrodes Classification

• Safety equipment

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

• Common welding problems: Slag, settings, connections, arc blow

(Dig control)

• Welding calculators

2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Lab Time: SMAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding techniques

• Electrodes

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Clean up

4:30 – 5 p.m. Review / Questions and Answers

Day 2 – January 20

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Facility Tour of Metal Works-Off site

10 – 11 a.m. GTAW (TIG) Welding Introduction

• TIG power source, Constant Current (CC)

• Polarity

• High Frequency

• Balance: Square wave vs. Sine wave

• AC Frequency

• Controls: Foot control, Hand control

• Pulse TIG welding

• Torches: Air cooled, Water cooled

• Tungsten electrodes

• Gases

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

• Common welding problems: Skill Level, process variables, material

pre/post cleaning

11 – Noon Lab Time: GTAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Resume welding after Lunch

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 – 3 p.m. Lab Time Continued: GTAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Clean up

3 – 3:30 p.m. Certificates of Completion / Pictures / Conclude

Training #2

Agenda – January 21

8 – 8:30 a.m. Introduction & Safety

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. GMAW & FCAW Welding Introduction

• Process fundamentals & setup (pg.3)

• Advantages of these welding processes

• Modes of transfer

• Wire speed, voltage and inductance adjustments

• Gases & gas flow

• Pre/Post weld cleaning

• AWS Classifications of wires

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Lab Time: GMAW and FCAW Processes

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Filler Metals

• Clean up

11:50 – Noon --MAW and FCAW Welding Review

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 – 2 p.m. PG&E Welding Demonstration

2 – 2:45 p.m. SMAW (Stick) equipment set up

• Polarity, Constant amperage (CC); AC/DC

• Inverter vs. Transformer

• Duty cycle

• Electrodes Classification

• Safety equipment

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

• Common welding problems: Slag, settings, connections, arc blow

(Dig control)

• Welding calculators

2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Lab Time: SMAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding techniques

• Electrodes

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Clean up

4:30 – 5 p.m. Review / Questions and Answers

Day 2 – January 22

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Facility Tour of Metal Works-Off site

10 – 11 a.m. GTAW (TIG) Welding Introduction

• TIG power source, Constant Current (CC)

• Polarity

• High Frequency

• Balance: Square wave vs. Sine wave

• AC Frequency

• Controls: Foot control, Hand control

• Pulse TIG welding

• Torches: Air cooled, Water cooled

• Tungsten electrodes

• Gases

• Joint designs and welding position terminology on plate

• Common welding problems: Skill Level, process variables, material

pre/post cleaning

11 – Noon Lab Time: GTAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Resume welding after Lunch

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 – 3 p.m. Lab Time Continued: GTAW Process

• Equipment overview

• Welding Techniques

• Welding on various joint designs and in various positions

• Clean up

3 - 3:30 p.m. Review / Questions and Answers

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Certificates of Completion / Pictures / Conclude

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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