PHAZE Welding Technology Center

Training for industry

Class schedules:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 9am to 7pm

Saturday 9am to 2pm

The Crash Course

Introduction to Welding

60 Hours

Hands-on course is designed for students who wish to learn basic welding skills, which can be applied to home/school projects or for artistic work. In this intensive course, students will be taught how to weld using various welding techniques such as;

• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW, or “stick” welding)

• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, or MIG welding),

• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG welding)

• Cutting processes using Oxy-Fuel or Plasma technologies

The overall goal of this course is for attendees to be able to operate welding equipment and materials safely, and to be familiar with welding operations on steel, stainless steel (TIG only) and aluminum (TIG only).

The Construction Course

Welding Certification Course (AWS D1.1)

130 Hours

AWS D1.1 course is designed for students that are looking to start a career within the welding industry and want to become “job ready” for entry-level work as an apprentice.

Students will be prepared and tested for the American Welding Society D1.1 Certification, which involves the completion of a challenging standardized practical welding exercises using Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW, or “stick” welding). As part of their practical preparation, students are taught competencies welding steel in the flat, horizontal and vertical “up” positions for butt/groove and fillet welds. Additionally, students are trained to operate equipment similar and/or identical to equipment they will encounter in the field. Though the goal of the course is to prepare attendees for the certification test, throughout the course students will gain skills in welding processes and technologies;

• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW, or “stick” welding)

• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, or MIG welding),

• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG welding)

• Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

• Cutting processes using Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, “zip” -wheel

• Grinding technologies

• Safe operation of a wide variety of shop tools such as the horizontal band saw, portable band saw

• Rudimentary problem-solving, such as diagnosing and correcting weld deficiencies

• Managing heat and metal expansion challenges

• Safe movement of equipment and materials

At the conclusion of the course, qualified students will be prepared to test for the AWS D1.1 certification. Students are assigned a test exercise which must be completed and pass a formal inspection in order to be awarded their certification.

Certification does not guarantee employment, nor does it bypass further employer-specific testing

The Fabricator Course

Metal Fabrication Course  

150 Hours

Fabrication course is for students who wish to become proficient working with a variety of metals and, learning the various skills required working within a modern fabrication facility.

Students are taught extensive problem-solving skills, such as weld sequencing, electrode selection, diagnosing and correcting weld deficiencies, managing heat and metal expansion challenges, and the safe movement of equipment and materials. This includes proficiency training with;

• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW, or “stick” welding)

• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, or MIG welding),

• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG welding)

• Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

• Cutting processes using Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, “zip” -wheel

• Grinding technologies

• Safe operation of a wide variety of shop tools such as the horizontal band saw, portable band saw, magnetic drill presses and milling machines.

• Proficiency with the tools and techniques of fabrication and associated problem-solving techniques

In addition to booth-based welding practice exercises, professional and/or personal projects become learning experiences for attendees. Depending on the project and the skill level of the attendee, the attendee may observe or participate directly in various aspects of the project --- all under close supervision of the instructor.

Projects have included, fabrication and installation of ADA-compliant railings for exterior industrial stairs, fabrication of a 60-ton log splitter, repair/refurbishing of stainless-steel food processing equipment, extensive repair of a dump trailer, repair of a loading dock assembly, fabrication of welding booths, metal racks and several automotive projects.

AWS Certifications are optional and available at an additional fee