Practical Exercises with SMAW and FCAW Arc Welding
Earn ICC CEUs while you learn to weld
- Course #: 14621
- CEUs: 3.0 (from an ICC Preferred Provider)
- Cost: $1565
Because of its extensive use throughout, a thorough practical understanding of FCAW and SMAW arc welding can prove valuable for anyone in the construction industry. Through a combination of classroom discussions and hands-on activities, participants will learn to (a) perform safety inspections on arc welding equipment and accessories, (b) setup arc welding operations for carbon steel, and (c) produce fillet and groove welds on carbon steel in multiple positions.
The "Practical Exercises with SMAW and FCAW Arc Welding" course concludes with a welder's qualification/performance test per AWS D1.1 on 3/8" thick carbon steel which, if successful, will earn participants an American Welding Society welding certification (because Integrity Welding, Inc. is an AWS Accredited Test Facility).
"Practical Exercises with SMAW and FCAW Arc Welding" meets from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for each of the five course meetings:
|8:30 am - 9:30 am||Lecture|
|9:30 am - 11:30 am||Demo + Lab|
|11:30 am - 12:00 pm||Lunch|
|12:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Lab|
|One||Arc welding intro + safety||Tack welds + beads|
|Two||Welding Equipment||Fillet welds: Lap + Tee joints|
|Four||Process Variables||Groove welds (continued)|
|Five||AWS D1.1: Structural Steel Welding Code||Performance Qualification Test|
Because it can prevent burns and protect against hazardous radiation, fumes, and gases as well as eye injuries and hearing loss, having appropriate PPE is essential for ensuring a welder's safety. As such, all participants enrolled in the "Practical Exercises with SMAW and FCAW Arc Welding" course receive the following welding gear (both to use during the course and to keep after):
Integrity Welding is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Testing Facility (ATF). Consequently, we can administer the welder's performance test which is required to become an AWS Certified Welder.
One objective of the "Practical Exercises with SMAW and FCAW Arc Welding" course is for participants to develop sufficiant welding skills to test on 3/8" steel in the 1G position. This would qualify the welder for (a) groove welds in the flat position and (b) fillet welds in the flat or horizontal position on steel between 1/8" and 3/4" thick!
However, our inherent flexibility allows us to adjust the performance test to accommodate each participant's ultimate skill/comfort level (ie. administer a simpler or a more advance test, as appropriate).
|Number of certificates to renew||Total CEUs required||Minimum CEUs required from ICC or PP|
|2 thru 5||3.0||1.5|
|6 thru 10||4.5||2.3|
|11 or more, Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official, Certified Fire Marshal||6.0||3.0|
What is a contact hour?
A contact hour is one hour of interaction between a learner and instructor, or between a learner and materials, which have been prepared to cause learning. Contact implies a connection between a learner and a learning source. For purposes of the CEU, that connection is two-way; that is, the instructor or learning source must monitor the learner’s progress and/or provide some form of feedback to the learner. This definition applies for on-site interaction as well as online learning programs.
How to Calculate CEUs
- Identify the total number of contact hours (if it’s not a whole number of hours, round down to a full hour).
- Divide total contact hours by 10 to obtain the number of ICC CEUs (this will result in CEUs being expressed in tenths of a CEU).
The ICC Preferred Provider Program is intended to accomplish several goals:
- Create an easily accessible network of extensive training opportunities from a variety of educational resources
- Provide access to quality training on specialty topics and building products that are beyond the ICC core training programs
- Provide increased quality and support for educational renewal requirements of the ICC Certification Program
- Enhance the relationship between ICC and educational Providers in support of building safety and innovation in building products and construction practices
Online Learning Modules
-Earn up to 12.0 CEUs for only $435!-