The Lincoln Electric Welding School has announced its class schedule for the fourth quarter of 2010.
The Lincoln Electric Welding School is the oldest arc welding schools in the United States.
Classes are taught by the school’s seven full-time instructors who teach arc welding skills.
Classes for the fourth quarter range from a six-week basic course to an advanced 15-week comprehensive course, as well as one-week classes on specific welding processes, certification and customized programs.
Students spend 80 percent of their time in the booth learning to weld.
Additionally, Lincoln limits class sizes to 15 students per class in order to maximize learning and guarantee one-on-one instruction time.
Courses scheduled for October through December 2010 include:
Introduction to Welding: This course is an introduction to all common welding processes. This one-week course runs the week of Oct. 18.
Comprehensive Program: This 15-week course involves more than 540 hours of hands-on instruction, according to the school. It instructs welders in arc welding safety and all of the common welding processes. The course is offered Oct. 25, 2010-March 11, 2011.
Welding Certification Prep Course: This one-week course prepares students for the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) seminar and examination. It is offered during the week of Oct. 11.
AWS CWI Seminar and Exam: Lincoln Electric is a host site for the AWS CWI seminar and examination. The seminar is taught by an AWS instructor and teaches students how to reference AWS code, examine welds and prepare for the CWI exam on that following Saturday (proctored by AWS). These courses are offered Oct. 1-23.
Basic Plate & Sheet Metal: This six-week course instructs welders in the stick welding process. It is being offered the weeks of Oct. 25-Dec. 3.
Pipe Welding: This six-week course is designed to instruct welders in the stick welding process of welding pipe to meet the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (vertical-up) or American Petroleum Institute (API) (vertical-down) welding code. This course will be offered during the weeks of Oct. 25-Dec. 3.
Plasma, Oxyfuel, Alloy & Hardening: Designed to instruct welders in plasma-cutting, arc-gouging, the oxyfuel process, hardfacing, alloy theory and applications, this three-week class will be taught the weeks of Oct. 25-Nov. 12.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: This one-week course will instruct welders in the TIG welding process. Courses will be offered of Oct. 4, Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
Gas Metal Arc Welding/Semi Automatic: One-week courses that teach the MIG welding process will be offered the weeks of Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
Flux-Cored Arc Welding/Semi Automatic: This one-week course instructs welders in the flux-cored welding process for both self-shielded and gas-shielded. Classes will run the weeks of Oct. 18 and Nov. 29. Classes are taught at the Lincoln Electric company headquarters in Cleveland. Students are encouraged to register at least one month in advance.
For more information on the Lincoln Electric Welding School, go to http://content.lincolnelectric.com/pdfs/knowledge/training/weldschool/LWSGI.pdf