Welding Programs

Qualified welders are in high demand all over the world. There are numerous opportunities for welders in heavy construction, manufacturing, ship building, and auto racing.

There is a lot more to welding than simply applying an electric arc to the base metals. Welders have more than 100 different types of welding processes to use. Welders must know the characteristics of the metals being welded,the special materials and techniques that apply to the different metals for welding, and how to interpret welding specifications.

Examples of typical work include joining pipe sections for oil and natural gas pipelines, building ships, and working in a variety of industrial environments such as power plants, refineries, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities. Additionally, as industry and technology continue to advance, new applications for welding in the workplace are being discovered.

NIT’s welding programs provide students the training and practice required to qualify, certify, and succeed in the welding industry

Structural Welding Level One / W400

Course Date

12/03/18 – 01/31/19
02/04/19 – 03/28/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

This program, structured on NCCER curriculum, provides training for code quality welding on plate in all positions. An introduction is given into many different codes, specifications, and industrial standards. Students will prepare for entry-level construction work, fab shops, and other entry-level positions. Instruction will start with SMAW in the 1G positions and 3/8’’ thickness and progress to SMAW 3G/4G 1’’. Students will be instructed in a technically proficient method in order to prepare them for an NIT qualification or AWS certification test. Over 50% of this program is spent on practical application.

Curriculum

  • Welding Safety
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • SMAW Electrodes
  • SMAW–Equipment and Setup
  • Base Metal Preparation
  • SMAW–Beads and Fillet Welds
  • Joint Fit-Up and Alignment
  • SMAW–Groove Welds with Backing
  • Air-Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
  • Weld Quality

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • 3G and 4G SMAW limited or unlimited thickness
  • NIT Certificate of completion
  • NCCER Module Completion Submissions
  • AWS certification test available for additional fee

Length of Program

  • 320 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 8 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, AWS certification fees, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$9,000

Pipe Welding / W414

Course Date

8/6/18 to 9/27/18

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

Students will receive the training necessary to become employed in the pipe welding field. Students attending the NIT Pipe Welding program are required to have a current D1.1 certification or qualification and instructor approval prior to attending in order to ensure they have the basic skills and knowledge to complete the program. Pipe Welding / W414 is based on NCCER curriculum and is taught in a modular format. Students will be introduced to joint preparation, proper fit-up, tacking and electrode selection. Students will also be given an in depth instruction and demonstration on process reading and interpretation. Students will embrace welding fundamentals, governed under pipe’s American Petroleum Institute (API 1104), to include such processes as SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW. NIT’s students are trained in the 2G, 5G, and 6G positions, in their pursuit of qualifications and certifications with each of these processes. Students will be introduced to a multitude of different welding techniques and equipment during this 8 week program, as different techniques and equipment can be used in different industries. All students will be issued a set of tools that they will get to keep upon program completion.

Curriculum

  • SMAW - Open-Root Pipe Welds
  • GTAW –Carbon Steel Pipe
  • FCAW–Pipe

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • 2G or 5G or 2G/5G combo or 6G or 6Gr on 8” sch.80
  • NIT Certificate of completion
  • NCCER Module Completion Submissions
  • AWS certification test available for additional fee

Length of Program

  • 320 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 8 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID
  • Current SMAW AWS D1.1-latest edition 3G & $G, or 6G. With, or without backing. Or successfully qualify before the start of class.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, AWS certification fees, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$10,000

Advanced Welding / W403

Course Date

12/03/18 – 01/31/19
02/04/19 – 03/28/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

This program, based on NCCER curriculum, provides advanced training on stick welding procedures. An introduction is given in flux-core procedures. Trainee will be instructed on how to interpret a WPS and how to identify the codes or standards that apply. Students will be instructed in the safe and efficient method of completing a welder qualification or certification test, under AWS code. Students will be introduced to detailed blueprint reading. Students’ weld coupons will be subject to destructive or non-destructive testing. Over 70% of this program is spent on practical application.

Curriculum

  • Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals
  • Preheating and Post-heating of Metals
  • GMAW and FCAW – Equipment and Filler Metals
  • GTAW – Equipment and Filler Metals
  • Welding Symbols
  • Reading Welding Detail Drawings

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • 3G and 4G FCAW-G limited or unlimited thickness
  • 1/2” 3G & 4G GMAW
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • NCCER Module Completion Submissions
  • AWS certification test available for additional fee

Length of Program

  • 320 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 8 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Current SMAW AWS D1.1-latest edition 3G+4G, or 6G (with, or without backing). Or successfully qualify before the start of class.
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID

Upcoming Courses

  • View our calendar for course dates

Course Cost:

  • $9,750.00

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, AWS certification fees, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$9,750

Ultimate Welding / W404

Course Date

12/03/18 – 03/28/19
02/04/19 – 05/23/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

This program is a combination of W400 and W403 and is structured on NCCER curriculum. NIT provides training for code quality welding on plate in all positions. An introduction is given into many different codes, specifications, and industrial standards. Students will prepare for entry-level construction work, fab shops, and other entry-level positions. Instruction will start with SMAW in the 1G position at 3/8’’ thickness and progress to SMAW 3G/4G 1’’. Students will be instructed in a technically proficient method in order to prepare them for an NIT qualification or AWS certification test. This program provides advanced training on SMAW welding procedures. An introduction is given into flux-cored procedures. Trainees will be instructed on how to interpret a WPS and how to identify the codes or standards that apply. Students will be instructed in the safe and efficient methods of completing a welder qualification or certification test, under AWS code. Students will be introduced to detailed blueprint reading. Students’ weld coupons will be subject to destructive or non-destructive testing. Over 60% of this program is spent on practical application.

  • Welding Safety
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • SMAW Electrodes
  • SMAW–Equipment and Setup
  • Base Metal Preparation
  • SMAW–Beads and Fillet Welds
  • Joint Fit-Up and Alignment
  • SMAW–Groove Welds with Backing
  • Air-Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
  • Weld Quality
  • Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals
  • Preheating and Post-heating of Metals
  • GMAW and FCAW–Equipment and Filler Metals
  • GTAW–Equipment and Filler Metals
  • Welding Symbols
  • Reading Detail Drawings

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • 3G and 4G SMAW limited or unlimited thickness
  • 3G & 4G FCAW-G limited or unlimited thickness
  • 3G & 4G 10 gauge GMAW
  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • NCCER Module Completion Submissions
  • AWS certification test available for additional fee

Length of Program

  • 640 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 16 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID

Upcoming Courses

View our calendar for course dates

Course Cost:

$18,250.00

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, AWS certification fees, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$18,250

The following information applies to all NIT vocational programs, and any continued education programs exceeding 80 hours.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, transportation, room and board, child care, etc. An applicant may apply at any time but may enter class only on specified starting dates. Classes have limited enrollment. If you have questions about our classes and course schedules, please contact us at 907-357-6400.