Basic Welding Technology (IAMW_112_81427)

Course Overview:

The Basic Welding Technology course introduces students to technical information and hands-on experience in basic welding skills, including the interpretation of typical welding drawings and symbols, shop math, measurements and blueprint reading for welders. Emphasis will be placed on personal safety and proper use of shop equipment and tools. Students will progress to learning and applying technical skills with hands on experience in flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead position shielded metal-arc (SMAW), gas metal-arc (MIG), and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, in addition to other types of welds and joints. This course covers electrode sizes, common flaws, the analysis of operating principles, and the principles of non-fusion welding. Students will be able to demonstrate structural welding of steel (AWS D1.1) and have the opportunity to take the American Welding Society (AWS) certification upon successful completion of the course.

 **Please Note: The tuition covers welding gear and course material. Steel toe safety footwear is required (supplied by student).**



Class Location:

York Campus

Goodling Building, Room 120B/C

2010 Pennsylvania Avenue

York, PA 17404


Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

· Apply basic mathematics including whole numbers, common fractions and basic math formulas, in the interpretation of a shop print reading

· Interpret and outline all components of a print reading, from all section views, to compose a complete bill of materials from fabricated components

· Identify and demonstrate the meaning of all welding symbols, nondestructive testing symbols, and the use of multi-reference lines when using welding symbols and nondestructive testing symbols on a print reading

· Demonstrate a basic knowledge of nondestructive testing processes such as Visual Inspection (VT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle (MT), and Radiography (RT)

· Explain the basic principles of the flow of electricity in power sources

· Describe the basic parts and functions of a welding arc in order to analyze welding flaws

· Describe the basic parts and functions of a fillet weld in order to analyze the cause of welding flaws

· Demonstrate manipulative skill in shielded metal-arc welding (SMAW) and identify all common flaws, with accuracy, as per American Welding Society (AWS) in flat, vertical and overhead welding

· Identify the rules of code tests using fillet welds in all positions in structural welding as per AWS Structural Welding Code

Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.

Price: $3000

Dates/Times: April 17, 2023 - August 10, 2023 (5:00pm-8:00pm)

Days: Monday thru Thursday

Format: (In-Person)

York Campus

Goodling Building, Room 120B/C

2010 Pennsylvania Avenue

York, PA 17404


Please feel free to email us if class listing is unavailable.

Refund Policy

If HACC cancels a course, training, seminar, conference or trip/tour, all paid participants will receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees. Any student who wishes to drop a course may do so by visiting or calling any of the campus Welcome Centers. These requests must be made no less than one (1) calendar day prior to the first class meeting date to be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees, except for any tuition or fees noted as nonrefundable. Unless otherwise specifically stated or approved, no refund will be issued after a class start date. We do not issue partial refunds in the event a student starts a class late or does not complete the class. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid will be subject to the federal regulations regarding withdrawal of classes. Financial Aid eligibility will be recalculated based on dates of participation in financial aid eligible programs.

6 seats available.
Price: $3,000.00