Master Structural Fitting Course

(Field or Manufacturing)

Length of Course: 440 hours

Number of weeks: 11 weeks

Hours per week: 40

Tuition:                     $10,350.00

Gear:                              $620.00

Metal & Supplies:         $2,015.00

Books:                            $180.00

TOTAL:                      $13,165.00




Course Objectives:

Training the individual student to become proficient and employable in the field of Structural Steel Welding. This course is designed for welders who may work in the areas of field construction or shop manufacturing. A student may emphasize one area over the other, depending on a student's employment objective and overall capabilities.

Course Descriptions:

This program prepares a graduate for journeyman level positions as a structural welder or fitter or a combination structural welder/fitter in the manufacturing or job shop area. This course also prepares the individual for structural welding and fitting positions in the field construction industry, consisting of shutdowns, turnarounds, add‑ons, and new construction of various plants including power plants, petro/chemical plants, pulp, and paper plants, food processing plants and refineries.

This course is a competency-based program. Students may progress at their own pace per American Welding Society and American Society for Mechanical Engineers Code Standards. It is mandatory that the student shall complete 440 hours and retain passing grades. A diploma and Welder Performance Certification Papers will be issued when the student has fulfilled the required elements. Students who have not completed the required elements shall receive neither a diploma nor Welder Performance Certification Papers.

The student's remaining hours may be used to brush up on another job or continue training in an area that the welder needs to concentrate on for further employment opportunities.

Each day will be composed of one hour of classroom lecture and seven hours of hands‑on training in the shop.

Course Competency Subjects:

  • Orientation

  • Structural Steel Welding and Fitting (All Positions)

  • Welding Theory

  • Blueprint reading and Interpretation

  • Basic Trade Math and Application

  • Welding Safety

  • Employment Training (Job Search Techniques)



Welding Processes Performed:

  • SMAW ‑ Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)

  • GMAW ‑ Gas Metal Arc Welding (Mig or Wire)

  • FCAW ‑ Flux Core Arc Welding (Dual or Innershield)

  • GTAW ‑ Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (Tig or Heliarc)

Shift Schedule

Days (1st Shift) - 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Break: 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fridays: 5:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Evenings (2nd Shift) - 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Lunch: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Break: 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Graveyard (3rd Shift) - 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Lunch: 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Break: 3:30 a.m. to 3:45 a.m.

Friday: 9:00 p.m. to 4:15 a.m.

Office Hours:

Mon-Thur  8:00am-4:30pm

Friday  8:00am-3:00pm


PO Box 445

3300 N. Industrial Parkway

Nevada, MO 64772


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