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Trade Safety: Getting Started

Course #: 186001
Course Objectives:

  • Name the agencies that make and enforce safety regulations and explain an employee’s responsibilities under those regulations.
  • List the hazards associated with chemicals and describe how to avoid those hazards.
  • Name several electrical shock hazards and the techniques used to prevent shocks.
  • List the steps in a lockout/tagout procedure.
  • Explain the importance of machine guarding and name several types of machine guards.
  • Name the four classes of fire and how to extinguish each of them.
  • Describe the proper technique used to lift a heavy load.
  • Explain how to avoid hand injuries when using hand and power tools.
  • List some of the hazards involved in welding and hot cutting operations and how to prevent them.
  • Explain how job analysis and the science of ergonomics are used to improve the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of personal protective equipment and name several types of PPE.

Working Safely with Chemicals

Course #: 186002
Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the six different ways in which a chemical can cause physical injury.
  • Name the routes or paths of entry by which chemicals can enter the body.
  • Describe the types of injuries caused by chemicals.
  • Identify potential chemical dangers in your workplace.
  • Describe how to identify, store and label hazardous chemicals.
  • List several methods used to prevent chemical accidents.
  • Explain why proper training is important to chemical handling.
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment used and worn when handling chemicals.
  • Explain the role of governmental agencies in enforcing chemical regulations.

Fire Safety

Course #: 186003
Course Objectives:

  • Describe the types of property losses and injuries associated with fires.
  • Explain how fires are ignited.
  • Identify the four classes of fire.
  • Describe the primary fire hazards found in the workplace.
  • Explain the various ways in which fires can be prevented.
  • Describe the operation of several different fixed fire protection systems.
  • Identify the proper type of portable fire extinguisher to use on a fire.
  • Describe the operation of several different types of fire extinguishers.
  • Explain how to defend yourself and others in a fire situation.
  • Describe how to safely evacuate a burning building.

Safe Handling of Pressurized Gases and Welding

Course #: 186004
Course Objectives:

  • Identify common welding gases and understand how they are used in welding operations.
  • Point out the hazards associated with welding gases.
  • Safely handle and store different types of gas cylinders.
  • Safely operate a basic gas welding setup.
  • Recognize the safety considerations involved in the setup and operation of electric arc welding equipment.
  • Identify welding equipment malfunctions and take corrective action.
  • Utilize fire prevention and protection methods specific to welding operations.
  • Discuss the importance of the hot work permit program in your facility.
  • Explain the correct use of protective clothing and equipment for welding.
  • Utilize proper ventilation when welding.
  • Effectively deal with confined spaces when performing welding operations.

Material Handling Safety

Course #: 186006
Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the hazards associated with handling materials.
  • Know the types of injuries that can be caused by these hazards.
  • Understand how to effectively use safe material handling practices.
  • Know how to avoid physical injury when handling loads.
  • Know and follow the rules for safe operation of powered industrial material handling equipment.
  • Understand and respect the limits and restrictions placed on powered material handling mechanisms.

Working Safely with Electricity

Course #: 4400
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Electrician Categories and Classifications
  • Electrical Safety Standards and Codes, including OSHA, NEC, and NESC
  • Materials Standards
  • Listing and Labeling by Testing Laboratories
  • Electric Shock
  • Safety Precautions
  • First Aid for Electric Shock
  • Protective Clothing

Basic Industrial Math

Course #: Block X21
Duration: 30 hours (includes 6 tests)
What Students Learn:

This module of six study units offers the trainee arithmetic and basic mathematics, metric measurement, and calculator fundamentals. The Metric System is an introductory unit which includes metric conversions. Problem exercises and examples in this module are presented in on-thejob scenarios with applications drawn from the industrial context.

Special Notes:
  • These updated study units replace lessons contained within the current version of Practical Math and Measurements, Block X01. Each study unit contains a progress exam.
  • Formulas, study unit 186012 replaces Formulas, study unit 2468.
  • 186008 Addition and Subtraction
  • 186009 Multiplication and Division
  • 186010 Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles
  • 186011 Metric System
  • 186012 Formulas
  • 186013 Introduction to Algebra

Addition and Subtraction

Course #: 186008
Course Objectives:

  • Define the terms: whole number, numeral, digit, decimal, place value, addend, sum, minuend, subtrahend, and difference.
  • Explain the significance of the digit zero in a number.
  • Differentiate between concrete and abstract numbers.
  • Properly prepare numbers for addition and subtraction.
  • Perform addition and subtraction on numbers.
  • How to check your answers to both addition and subtraction problems.
  • How to use a calculator to add and subtract numbers.

Multiplication and Division

Course #: 186009
Course Objectives:

  • Define the terms: factor, multiplicand, multiplier, partial product, dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder.
  • Recognize the various signs used for multiplication and division.
  • Properly prepare numbers for multiplication and division.
  • Perform multiplication and division on whole numbers and decimals.
  • How to check your answers to both multiplication and division problems.
  • How to find the average of a group of numbers.
  • How to use a calculator to multiply and divide numbers.

Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles

Course #: 186010
Course Objectives:

  • Define the terms: fraction, proper fraction, improper fraction, lowest common denominator, percent, ratio, and proportion.
  • How to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals.
  • How to change fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
  • Solve problems involving percent.
  • How to use a protractor to measure angles.
  • Lay out templates for checking angles.
  • How to use a calculator to solve percent problems and to convert fractions to decimals.

Metric System

Course #: 186011
Course Objectives:

  • Name the base units most commonly used in the metric system.
  • Identify metric prefixes and their values.
  • Apply conversion factors to increase or decrease metric base units.
  • Estimate lengths in metric units.
  • Express temperature in degrees Celsius.
  • Define the terms: mass, density, force, torque, and pressure. Identify the metric units used to measure each one.
  • How to use a calculator to convert one metric unit to another.


Course #: 186012
Course Objectives:

  • Explain the use of letters in formulas.
  • Prepare and use formulas to solve problems.
  • The use of formulas to calculate the perimeter of a triangle and rectangle, distance, area of a triangle, rectangle, and circle, volume of a pyramid, current in a circuit, and volume of a sphere.
  • How to use a calculator to find square root and solve formulas.
  • Transform and solve an equation.
  • Perform basic arithmetic operations with signed terms.
  • Substitute given numerical values for letters in a formula and find the unknown quantity.

Introduction to Algebra

Course #: 186013
Course Objectives:

  • Define the terms: term, constant, coefficient, exponent, monomial, trinomial, and polynomial.
  • Identify and combine like terms in an expression.
  • Multiply and divide terms containing exponents.
  • Remove parentheses from an expression and simplify the expression.
  • Perform basic arithmetic operations with signed terms.

Practical Measurements

Course #: Block X22
Duration: 25 hours (includes 5 tests)
What Students Learn:

The five lessons in this block present the trainee with a broad overview of measurements found in an industrial setting. In addition to the basic measurements of length, temperature, energy, force, and power, the trainee will learn how materials are measured and handled in bulk quantities. Fluid measurements include the measuring of fluid flow, fluid pressure, and fluid level. All lessons include the metric conversions in addition to the English units.

Special Notes:
  • This Block replaces the X0105 to X0109 lessons contained within Practical Math and Measurements. Each study unit contains a progress exam.
  • 186021 Linear and Distance Measurement
  • 186022 Bulk Measurement
  • 186023 Temperature Measurement
  • 186024 Energy, Force, and Power
  • 186025 Fluid Measurement

Linear and Distance Measurement

Course #: 186021
Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the difference between English and metric units of length.
  • Find the perimeter of rectangular, square, or triangular areas or objects, such as rooms or machine bases, after measuring the sides.
  • Calculate the circumference of circular objects like pipes of tanks after measuring the diameter.
  • Measure lengths with the aid of rigid and flexible rules, thickness gauges and screw pitch gauges.
  • Read a typical vernier scale and micrometer to take precise measurements.

Bulk Measurement

Course #: 186022
Course Objectives:

  • Measure an angle by degrees.
  • Find the areas of rectangles, triangles, and circles.
  • Find the volumes of prisms, cylinders, and cones.
  • Find the weight of material stored in a container.
  • Determine the amount of material that can be stored or handled.
  • Discuss the types and uses of conveyors and weighing systems.

Temperature Measurement

Course #: 186023
Course Objectives:

  • Change temperature units from one system to another.
  • Discuss the use of the various types of thermometers.
  • Select the type of thermometer to be used at certain temperatures.

Energy, Force, and Power

Course #: 186024
Course Objectives:

  • Distinguish between the concepts of energy, force, and power.
  • Explain what the term “work” means, and how it is measured.
  • Know by sight the basic machines, lever, inclined plane, wedge, wheel and axle, and screw.
  • Solve simple problems that involve levers, mechanical advantage, and machine efficiency.
  • List the forms of energy that have important industrial applications, and the instruments used for measuring energy.

Fluid Measurement

Course #: 186025
Course Objectives:

  • Understand the properties of fluids.
  • Determine the density, specific gravity, and viscosity of fluids.
  • Express pressure in three different units.
  • Measure the pressure of fluids using manometers and Bourdon tubs pressure gauges.
  • Measure the flow rate of fluids using different types of flowmeters.

Problem Solving and Troubleshooting

Course #: 186073
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
What Students Learn:

Basics of problem solving, troubleshooting, and critical thinking

Applying a logical procedure to solving problems and troubleshooting systems

Selecting and using the right troubleshooting tools

Focusing on and collecting information related to the problem at hand

“Using what you know” to understand complex systems

Introduction to Print Reading

Course #: 186080
What Students Learn:

Drawings: Why You Need Drawings; Making Drawing; The Uses of Drawings; Standard Drawing Information; Paper Sizes; Drawing Scales; Communicating with Drawings; Detail Drawings; Assembly Drawings; Drawing Revisions; Lines Used on Drawings; Perspective and Projection Drawing: Perspective Views; Drawing Views; Sectional Views; Full Sections and Half Sections; Symbols in Sections; Wall Thickness--A Useful Section View; Sections through Ribs; Common Feature Representations: Bolt Circles; Arcs and Circles; Slots and Grooves; Holes; Repetitive Features.

Course Objectives:
  • Describe the basic format for conveying technical information in a drawing
  • Identify and interpret the various drawing views used in technical drawings
  • Understand how information is organized in notes and title blocks
  • Interpret the different line types used in drawings
  • Understand the concept of the drawing scale and how it affects information shown in the drawing
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 186039.

Print Reading Symbols and Abbreviations

Course #: 186081

  • Introduction to Print Reading (186080)

What Students Learn:

Symbols and Abbreviations: Common Abbreviations and Their Uses; Architectural Symbols; Electrical Symbols; Symbols in Mechanical System Drawings: Plumbing and Piping Symbols; HVAC Symbols; Welding; Symbols in Mechanical Drawings: Materials in Section; Screwand Bolt Specifications; Machining and Finish Symbols ; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbols.

Course Objectives:
  • Interpret the most common abbreviations used on drawings
  • Understand and interpret the various symbols and notations used on drawings for electrical, architectural, mechanical, and other types of applications
  • Recognize how symbols are used to show standard materials, parts, and assemblies
  • Interpret thread specifications
  • Understand some common symbols used in machining prints
  • Recognize common symbols found on hydraulic and pneumatic prints
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 186041.

Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Course #: 186082

  • Introduction to Print Reading (186080)

What Students Learn:

Introduction to Dimensioning Systems: Dimensional Standards; Working with Numbers; Measurement Systems; Dimensioning on Prints: Tolerances; Rectangular Coordinate Dimensioning; Angular Dimensioning; Arcs and Radii; Fits; Gears and Gear Teeth; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing: Basic GD&T Concepts; Datums; Feature Control Frames; Geometric Tolerances; Modifiers.

Course Objectives:
  • Know the international standards and conventions that apply to drawings
  • Understand how different numbering systems were developed and how they’re applied to prints and drawings
  • Understand dimensions and tolerances on drawings that describe geometries of parts and assemblies
  • Recognize and interpret common symbols and nomenclature used in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Understand how GD&T uses symbols to explain and describe the designer’s intent, and eliminate misinterpretation of the print
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 186040.

Print Reading Applications

Course #: 186083

  • Introduction to Print Reading (186080)
  • Print Reading Symbols and Abbreviations (186081)
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing (186082)

What Students Learn:

Architectural Prints: Blueprint Applications; Working Drawings; Foundation and Site Plans; Floor Plans and Elevations; Building Sections; Mechanical Plans; Electrical Plans; Mechanical Parts and Assembly Prints: A Simple Bushing; More Complex Geometries; An Assembly Drawing; Electrical Prints: Electrical and Electronic Schematics; Electrical Equipment Schematics; Fluid Power Prints: A Simple Hydraulic Schematic; Reading a Hydraulic Schematic.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand standard drawing formats that give information about part titles, part numbers, dimensional standards, revisions, and materials
  • Explain how various components shown on prints are connected or related to each other
  • Obtain important information from a drawing about quantities, materials, assembly processes, or dimensions
  • Visualize the three-dimensional parts and assemblies represented by two-dimensional drawings
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 186042.

Reading Shop Prints, Part 1

Course #: 386043
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Interpret working drawings.
  • Evaluate various systems of dimensions and tolerances.
  • Recognize symbols, notes, and specifications called out on detail and assembly prints.
  • Identify material requirements as specified on a print.
  • Evaluate a print to determine the proper procedure to make a simple part.
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 6720A.

Reading Shop Prints, Part 2

Course #: 386044
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Reading Shop Prints, Part 1 (386043)

Course Objectives:
  • Interpret more complex working drawings.
  • Define and use cam, gear, and thread terminology.
  • Interpret cam, gear, and thread specifications on shop prints.
  • Work with various sectioning techniques.
  • Read and interpret a bill of materials.
  • Evaluate more complex prints to determine the best order of machining.
Special Notes:
  • This study unit takes the place of study unit 6720B.

Quality Control for the Technician

Course #: 386E02
Duration: 70 hours (includes 7 tests)

  • Basic Industrial Math (Block X21)

What Students Learn:

Part 1 (386026). Lesson 1 - Total Quality Management for Technicians:

Quality Systems, Communication, and Motivation; Total Quality Management (TQM) Tools, Responsibilities and Systems; Quality Costs: Identifying, Controlling, Minimizing, Reporting and Analysis; Planning and Conducting Audits; Inspection Systems and Planning.

Lesson 2 - Blueprint and GD&T System Interpretation for Inspection:

Using Engineering Prints for Inspection; Working with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Systems; Graphical Inspection Analysis Procedures and Advantages.

Part 2 (386027). Lesson 3 - Common Inspection Tools:

Measurement Tools, Accuracy and Errors; Spring Calipers; Gage Blocks; Indicators; Micrometers and Vernier Instruments; Hole, Attribute, and Radius Gages; Tapered Parallels; Measuring Threads; Calibration Techniques.

Lesson 4 - Surface Plate Inspection Methods: · Surface Plates and Gages: Care of Equipment; Measuring Various Attributes with Surface Plates.

Lesson 5 - Special Measurement Equipment and Techniques: · Digital Measuring Equipment; Using Optical Flats; Measuring Surface Finish; Pneumatic Comparators; Circularity and Cylindricity; Optical Comparators; Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM’s); Hardness Testing.

Lesson 6 - Lot by Lot Acceptance: · Basic Probability; Sampling Verses 100% Inspection; Lot-by-Lot, Process Control and Random Sampling; Using Mil-Std-105E for Sampling; Dodge-Romig Tables; Mil-Std-414; Variable Sampling Tables; Operating Characteristic Curves.

Lesson 7 - Statistical Process Control in Practice: Objectives and Tools for Process Control; Computing Average, Range and Standard Deviation; Control and Specification Limits; Identifying Processes In-Control; Plotting Techniques; Control Charts and Pattern Analysis; Process Capability.

Special Notes:
  • This course consists of a textbook and two supplemental study guides. We recommend the course be purchased in its entirety. However, if needed due to targeted training, study guides (Parts 1 and 2) can be purchased separately, with or without the textbook. Note that the textbook is required for the Part 1 study guide. Call Customer Service for pricing and ordering information.

Fundamentals of Welding, Part 1

Course #: 286025
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to Welding
  • Definitions of Weld, Braze, and Braze Weld
  • Oxyfuel Gas Welding (OFW)
  • Arc Welding (AW)
  • Resistance Welding (RW)
  • Solid-State Welding (SSW)
  • The Brazing Welding Process
  • Soldering Process
  • Other Welding Processes
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 6151.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286025 and 286066.

Fundamentals of Welding, Part 2

Course #: 286066
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Recognize basic joint designs used in welding ­ Butt, Corner, "T", Lap, and Edge
  • Selecting the best types of grooves for welding applications
  • Proper procedures for working on various positions when welding joints on pipes
  • Interpreting welding symbols, dimensions, and schematics
Special Notes:
  • The entire course consists of study units 286025 and 286066.

Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1

Course #: 186068
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Purpose and Language of Measurement
  • Scale Instruments and Accessories
  • Vernier Caliper
  • Micrometers, Gages, and Protractors.
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 3500A.
  • The entire course consists of study units 186068, 186069, and 186072.

Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 2

Course #: 186069
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Indicators
  • Shop Gages
  • Gage Blocks
  • Fundamentals of Trigonometry
  • Sine Bar and Sine Plate.
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 3500B.
  • The entire course consists of study units 186068, 186069, and 186072.

Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 3

Course #: 186072
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Setup and operation of optical alignment systems including laser and alignment telescopes.
  • Use digital readout gages that apply either absolute or incremental measuring systems.
  • Explain the use of optical comparators and toolmaker’s microscopes.
  • Recognize applications that call for in-process and post-process gaging, including video inspection and CNC tool presetters.
  • Uses of modern non destructive testing (NDT) technologies including magnetic particle inspection and ultrasonic testing.
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces courses 3500C and 186070.
  • The entire course consists of study units 186068, 186069, and 186072.

Bench Work

Course #: 5004A-C
Duration: 30 hours (includes 3 tests)
What Students Learn:

Part 1 (5004A). Introduction to Bench Work; Wrenches, Hammers, Pliers, and Screwdrivers; Punches, Twist Drills, Reamers, and Broaches; Saws, Chisels, and Snips; Finishing and Grinding Tools; Files, Scrapers, and Abrasives.

Part 2 (5004B). Threaded Fasteners; Bolts, Screws, and Studs; Thread Systems; Hole Preparation for Threaded Fasteners; Mechanical Fasteners; Rivets, Keys, and Pins; Threading with Hand Tools; Taps: Tap Drills; Tap Wrenches; Removal of Broken Taps; Repairing Damaged Threads.

Part 3 (5004C). Fitting Practice; Tolerance, Allowance, Clearance, and Fit; Babbitting; Hack Saw; Band Saw Machine; Clamping Work for Sawing; Soldering; Soft Solder; Soldering Copper; Sweat Soldering; Brazing; Hand Solders and Fluxes; Torch Brazing; Induction Brazing; Furnace Brazing.

Gas Welding Equipment

Course #: 6272A-B
Duration: 20 hours (includes 2 tests)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)

What Students Learn:

Part 1 (6272A). Source of Heat for Gas Welding; Gases Used in Welding: Oxygen, Acetylene, Hydrogen, Other Fuel Gases; Oxyacetylene-Welding Equipment; Regulators; Hoses and Hose Fittings; Check Valves; Welding Torches; Accessory Equipment.

Part 2 (6272B). Setting Up a Welding Outfit; Taking Down the Welding Outfit; Backfires and Flashbacks; Centralized Distribution of Oxygen; Centralized Fuel ­ Gas Distribution; Miscellaneous Welding Equipment.

Gas Welding Techniques

Course #: 6276A-C
Duration: 30 hours (includes 3 tests)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Gas Welding Equipment (6272A-B)

What Students Learn:

Part 1 (6276A). Instructions for Practice Welds; Joint Preparation; Corner Joints, Butt Joints, Lap and Tee Joints, and Fillet Welds; Tests to Make on Practice Welds; Welding with Single and Two or More Weld Layers; Progress Tests and Supplementary Heating; Welding Production Data; Application to Estimating and Calculation of Costs.

Part 2 (6276B). Weight and Schedule Systems of Classifying Pipe; Positions in Which Pipe is Welded, the Joint Preparation, and the Techniques to Use; Changes in Direction with Commercial Fittings, by Bending, and with Fabricated Fittings; Stress Relieving Tests and Tables of Weld Requirements; Advantages and Disadvantages of Braze Welding; Filler Metals; Fluxes; Joint Preparations; Braze Welding Techniques; Groove Preparations; Fluxes; Heat Treatment; Joint Preparation; Estimating Requirements; Welding Cast Iron with Cast-Iron Welding Rods and Braze Welding Cast Iron; Malleable Iron Welding.

Part 3 (6276C). Welding Procedures for Medium Carbon, High Carbon, and Stainless Steels; Preheating and Supplementary Heating; Welding Rods, Fluxes, and Joint Designs for Copper and Copper Alloys; Using Oxyacetylene and Oxyhydrogen for Welding Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys; Welding Rods, Fluxes, Joint Designs, and Techniques; Welding Procedures, Joint Designs, Fluxes, Welding Rods, and Techniques of Welding Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys, Nickel and Nickel Alloys, and Lead; Weld Sequence; Jigs and Fixtures; Joint Design; Drum Heading; Pre-deforming to Control Distortion.

Common Thermal Cutting Processes

Course #: 286028
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)

Course Objectives:
  • Introduces the Process of using Heat to Cut Metal and other Materials
  • Describes the Common Thermal Cutting Processes used in Industry and the capabilities of each
  • The Tables to use when Estimating Requirements for specific Cutting Operations
  • Describe the types of Equipment used for Oxyfuel Gas Cutting
  • Identify the appropriate Procedures used in Oxygen Cutting Processes
Special Notes:
  • This new course replaces courses 6275A-B.

Nature of Electricity

Course #: 086096
Course Objectives:

  • Explain the operation of a simple circuit.
  • Define the terms: conductor, insulator, and resistor.
  • Demonstrate that unlike charges attract and like charges repel.
  • List the dangers and benefits of static electricity.
  • Define the terms: volt, ampere, and ohm.
  • Describe common notations and prefixes used to identify electrical and electronic values.
  • Identify carbon resistors, potentiometers, and rheostats, and explain how they work.
  • Identify the common electrical symbols used in schematic diagrams.
  • Explain the difference between a series and parallel circuit.

Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law

Course #: 086002
Course Objectives:

  • Find the total resistance in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  • Use Ohm’s law to calculate the current, voltage, or resistance in circuits.
  • Calculate the amount of power supplied and dissipated in a DC circuit.
  • List the steps for finding current, voltage, and resistance with a digital or analog meter.

Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries

Course #: 086005
Course Objectives:

  • Describe the various types of conductors and discuss their conductivity.
  • Explain the American Wire Gage System of sizing copper conductors.
  • Determine the size of conductor needed for an application.
  • Identify the various types of insulating materials and their temperature ratings.
  • Explain the difference between a dry cell and a storage battery.
  • How to connect cells together to obtain more voltage, more current, or more of both voltage and current.
  • Describe the proper safety precautions used when working with storage batteries.
  • Describe how to properly clean and care for storage batteries.
  • Discuss the instruments used for testing storage batteries.
  • Explain how NiCad, lithium, and other types of special batteries operate, and describe their ratings.

Alternating Current

Course #: 086007
Course Objectives:

  • Draw a graph of an AC voltage and describe how AC voltage is created.
  • Explain AC cycle terms: "alternation," "peak," "positive," and "negative."
  • Define the time period of an AC voltage as expressed in degrees.
  • List the characteristic values of an AC cycle and describe the relationship between the values.
  • Define phase angle and describe how it relates to reactive circuits.
  • Calculate power for single-phase and three-phase circuits.
  • Describe how a 220 VAC single-phase circuit operates.
  • Illustrate the phase relationship of three-phase wave forms.
  • Determine real power by reading a power factor meter.
  • Describe delta and wye three-phase circuit connections.

Alternating Current Circuits

Course #: 086008
Course Objectives:

  • Identify electric circuits in terms of their circuit characteristics.
  • List several circuit characteristics that are used to describe a circuit for a particular load application.
  • Connect electrical components in series and parallel circuits.
  • Control loads from one or two switch points.
  • Describe how delta- and wye-connected three phase circuits are different.
  • Explain how grounding a circuit increases its safety.
  • Recognize the difference between control circuits and power circuits.

Arc Welding Equipment, Part 1

Course #: 286032
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Electricity (4210A-C)

Course Objectives:
  • Terminology and Processes
  • Power Sources for Arc Welding
  • Arc Welding Machines
  • Transformer Types of Welding Power Source
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 6274A.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286032, 286033, and 286053.

Arc Welding Equipment, Part 2

Course #: 286033
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Electricity (4210A-C)

Course Objectives:
  • Sources of DC Welding Power
  • Sources of AC Welding Power
  • Supplemental Arc Welding Equipment: Meters, Indicators, Cables, Electrode Holders
  • Face Shields, Helmets, Goggles, Protective Clothing, Screens
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 6274B.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286032, 286033, and 286053.

Arc Welding Equipment, Part 3

Course #: 286053
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Electricity (4210A-C)

Course Objectives:
  • Requirements for Mechanized, Semiautomatic, and Automatic Welding
  • Submerged Arc Welding
  • Robotic and Adaptive Control
  • Electroslag Welding
  • Tubular Filler Metals
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Spot Welding Equipment
  • Electron Beam, Plasma Arc, Flux Cored Arc, and Laser Beam Welding, Equipment and Processes
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 6274C.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286032, 286033, and 286053.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Techniques, Part 1

Course #: 286030
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Practical Measurements (Block X22)
  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Arc Welding Equipment, Parts 1-3 (286032-286033, 286053)

Course Objectives:
  • Equipment and Materials
  • Weld Metal Testing
  • Welding Applications of Covered Mild-Steel Electrodes
  • Basic Arc Welding Operations
  • Single V- Groove Butt Welds
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 3536A.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286030-286031.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Techniques, Part 2

Course #: 286031
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Practical Measurements (Block X22)
  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Arc Welding Equipment, Parts 1-3 (286032-286033, 286053)

Course Objectives:
  • The Vertical Position
  • The Horizontal Position
  • The Overhead Position
  • Fillet Welds: Welding Heavy Metal Plates
  • Sheet Metal Welding
Special Notes:
  • This updated course replaces course 3536B.
  • The entire course consists of study units 286030-286031.

Gas Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals (GMAW or Mig)

Course #: 286059
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Safety in Welding and Cutting (6154)

Course Objectives:
  • Applications and Advantages of Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Identify the Variables involved in the GMAW process
  • Explain the uses for Equipment and Supplies required for GMAW Applications
  • The use of components such as GMAW Welding Guns and Shielding Gas
  • How to select Welding Gun Positions for particular applications
  • List the requirements for preparing Workpieces prior to welding
  • Introduction to GMAW Welding Techniques and Practices
  • Using Tables to select appropriate Operating Data for a particular Welding application
Special Notes:
  • This new course replaces course 6162.

Arc Welding of Low Carbon Steel

Course #: 5249A-B
Duration: 20 hours (includes 2 tests)

  • Electricity (4210A-C)
  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Arc Welding Equipment, Parts 1-3 (286032-286033, 286053)

What Students Learn:

Part 1 (5249A). Welding Techniques; Joint Designs and Preparation; Steel Manufacture; Rimmed, Capped, Killed, and Semikilled Steels; Cast Steels; Specifications for Low Carbon Steel Electrodes; Electrode Classification; Electrode Groups; Chemical Composition of Electrodes; Electrode Coverings; Storage and Rebaking of Electrodes; Welding Current; Use of Low Hydrogen Electrodes; Electrode Tests; Welding Test Plates; Tension and Impact Tests; Fillet Weld Test; Establishment of Welding Procedures; Developing Welding Procedures; Identification of Welding Process, Base Metal, Filler Metal, and Supplementary Materials; Welding Position Qualifications; Arc Welding Single V-Groove Butt Joints, V-Groove with Backing Strip, Double V-Groove Butt Joints, and Fillet Welds; Application of Submerged Arc Welding; Classification of Submerged Arc Electrodes and Filler Metal; Submerged Arc Welding Fluxes; Submerged Arc Welding versus Metal Arc Welding; Selection of Submerged Arc Electrodes and Fluxes; Submerged Arc Welding Procedure; Electroslag Welding.

Part 2 (5249B). Gas Tungsten Arc (Tig) Welding; Application of Tig Welding; Filler Metals for Tig Welding; Tig Welding of Pipe; Techniques for Root Bead Welding; Gas Backup for Root Bead Welding; Volume of Backup Gas; Root Welding of Pipe; Pipe Welding involving Two Welding Procedures; Tig Spot Welding; Basic Features of Gas Metal Arc (Mig) Welding; Mig Shielding Gases; Mig Filler Metal; Drop and Short Circuiting Metal Transfer in Mig Welding; Current Effect on Mig Welding; Pulsed Spray Arc Welding; Electrodes for Mig Welding: Mig Welding Procedures; Linde Equipment; Hobart and Airco Operating Data; Flux Cored Welding; Flux Cored Welding Electrodes; Operating Data on Flux Cored Welding Electrodes.

Arc Welding of Alloy Steels and Iron

Course #: 5250
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)

  • Electricity (4210A-C)
  • Fundamentals of Welding, Parts 1-2 (286025, 286066)
  • Arc Welding Equipment, Parts 1-3 (286032-286033, 286053)

Course Objectives:
  • Alloy Steels
  • Alloy Steel Electrodes
  • Arc Welding of Stainless Steel
  • Heat Treatment of Welded Stainless Steel
  • Arc Welding of Manganese Steel, Silicon Steel, and High-Carbon Steels
  • Welding Band and Circular Saws
  • Arc Welding of Cast Iron
  • Welding Wrought Iron
  • Electric Welding in Ship Construction
  • Repairing Wobblers and Coupling Boxes
  • Welding of Rail Joints
  • Building Up Rail Ends
  • Welding Firebox Sheets, Locomotive Frames, Tanks, and Boilers
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding of Structural Shapes
  • Carbon Arc Cutting

Practical Metallurgy for Welders, Part 1

Course #: 286104
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Understand the terminology used to describe metals and their properties.
  • Use physical, mechanical, and chemical properties to identify metals.
  • Understand how materials deform and fracture under mechanical load.
  • Apply your knowledge of metal properties to understand problems encountered during welding.
  • Recognize differences in material processes and how processing can later change the behavior of metal during welding.
Special Notes:
  • This new course replaces Practical Metallurgy for Welders, Part 1, course 6152A.

Practical Metallurgy for Welders, Part 2

Course #: 286105
Duration: 10 hours (includes 1 test)
Course Objectives:

  • Understand the welding process in terms of heat transfer, melting, and solidification.
  • Understand how electrode coatings and fluxes change the way molten metal behaves and the properties of the finished weld.
  • Differentiate between ferrous metals based on chemistry, processing, and weldability.
  • Identify general types of nonferrous metals and distinguish common alloys within each family.
  • Recognize the causes and corrective actions for common welding defects.
Special Notes:
  • This new course replaces Practical Metallurgy for Welders, Part 2, course 6152B.

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