Hey guys so after watching all of you build your pits and trailers I was thinking it would be pretty friggin cool if I had the know how to build a pit myself. A community college somewhat local to me has a full on wielding program that is obviously geared towards a career in welding they offer certification tests also.
If I were to teach myself I'm not sure if I could borrow my dads Lincoln Electric 125 or if I would have to buy my own gear.
I might look into it as a career, seeing as how I'm in the middle of wanting to change my career choices. Here are the courses they offer:
WELD 39 - 2.0 UNITS - WELDING SHOP MATH
Basic math skills needed for fabrication, print reading, and welding projects
WELD 50 - 3.0 UNITS - PRINT READING
An introductory course focusing on the interpretation of structural steel prints and sketches.
WELD 51L - 1.0 UNITS - ADV ARC WELD SPECIALTY LAB
An advanced course designed to develop specialized SMAW or FCAW skills on plate or pipe.
WELD 52 - 4.0 UNITS - PIPE WELDING FUNDAMENTALS
An advanced welding course with emphasis on open groove pipe joints using the SMAW and GTAW welding processes in all positions.
WELD 53 - 2.0 UNITS - PIPE LAYOUT
Practical and technical instruction is given on techniques of pipe layout, tools, and fittings.
WELD 54L - 2.0 UNITS - ADVANCED PIPE WELDING
This advanced pipe course further develops welding skills in preparation for pipe welding certifications.
WELD 60 - 1.0 UNITS - SAFETY AND THE WELDING ENVIRONMENT
This course is designed to familiarize the welding student with the recognized safety practices of the industry.
WELD 100 - 2.0 UNITS - WELDING FUNDAMENTALS
An introductory course offering technical and practical instruction on the oxyacetylene, arc and inert gas welding processes.
WELD 120 - 4.0 UNITS - BEGINNING ARC WELDING
An introductory course welding in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using a variety of welding electrodes and processes.
WELD 130 - 4.0 UNITS - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
An introductory course covering practical and technical applications of the gas tungsten arc welding process.
WELD 170 - 2.0 UNITS - STRUCTURAL FABRICATION
A course designed to develop practical and technical fabrication skills utilizing metal forming tools and equipment.
WELD 200 - 4.0 UNITS - INTERMEDIATE ARC WELDING
A course to advance beginning welding skills with emphasis on vertical and overhead positions.
WELD 210L - 2.0 UNITS - ADVANCED ARC WELDING
An advanced course designed to prepare students to pass structural steel certifications in vertical and overhead positions.
WELD 220 - 2.0 UNITS - CERT./ LICENSING FOR WELDERS
A technical course with emphasis on welding symbols, joint designs, and AWS Structural Code specifications necessary to obtain the L.A. City Certification.
WELD 240 - 2.0 UNITS - ADV GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
An advanced welding course designed to enhance practical welding skills using the GTAW process.
WELD 250L - 2.0 UNITS - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
An advanced welding course designed to enhance GTAW skills in preparation for certification.
WELD 270 - 3.0 UNITS - STRUCTURAL FABRICATION
An advanced course designed to further develop layout skills on structural plate, beams, channel, and angle iron.