Missouri Apprentice Ready Pre Apprenticeship Program (PAP)
Manufacturing Welding - Fall 2021
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) "MIG" and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) is the most common industrial welding process and welds steel faster than other welding processes. Students of this course will be able to describe and demonstrate the GMAW and FCAW processes.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the types of power sources, machine settings, and maintenance requirements for GMAW and FCAW. Students will also be able to describe the types of filler wires, shielding gases, and process applications.
Those who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate welding on various thicknesses of mild steel using conventional GMAW and FCAW power sources in the shop component of the course.
Safety is extremely important in our training. All welding students are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes or boots (steel toed highly recommended), and must adhere to all safety requirements.
After school training course meets Tuesdays from 330pm-630pm
September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5
Students interested will need to fill out the PAP Application. Students will be referred to Workforce Development to see if they qualify for a full tuition waiver.
Cost: $450 (Potentially covered under the PAP program)
There is a minimum enrollment of seven students and a maximum enrollment of ten.
7 September - – Introduction, safety video series and shop tour. Torch cutting video. Torch and plasma cutting demonstration and practice.
14 September - GMAW (MIG) video, demonstrations and practice – Proper current selection for project, wire speed, gas pressures, joints, positions on 1/8” - ¼’’ mild steel. GMAW continues with position 1-2 f/g position using ¼’’ mild steel.
21 September - GMAW continues with positions 3-4 f/g positions using 1/8” - ¼’’ mild steel.
28 September - FCAW, demonstrations and practice – Proper current selection for project, wire speed, gas pressures, joints, positions on ¼’’ mild steel. FCAW continues with position 1-4 f/g position using ¼’’ mild steel.
5 October – Area manufacturing shop tours and career exploration