HIGH PERFORMANCE WELDING AND FABRICATION INSTRUCTION
PIT Instruction & Training, LLC offers welding and fabrication courses and American Welding Society (AWS) welder testing via its PIT Weld U program. The state licensed courses are designed for the individual who wishes to achieve a career within the welding and fabrication industry, where skilled welders and metal workers are in high-demand.
Pit Weld U - 100 - Focuses on basic metal cutting and fabrication techniques, as well as MIG and TIG welding disciplines in mild steel and aluminum applications on flat bar and tubing. The motorsports/automotive focused hands-on course is designed both for the beginner with little knowledge of the trade as well as those with prior experience looking to refine their skills. Additionally, students will learn about welding safety, get introduced to welding symbols and drawings and become well versed in proper equipment setup and operation. Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm – 10:00pm, the sixteen (16) week course also prepares students for AWS certification under D1.3 Structural Sheet Steel welding code. Each class is limited to a maximum of twelve (12) students.
Pit Weld U - 200 - Is geared for the individual looking to learn the ins-and-outs of the SMAW (stick) welding discipline, advanced torch cutting methods and blueprint reading. SMAW is primarily used in structural and heavy equipment applications. As such the course is designed to help students obtain jobs in the machinery, construction and pipeline fields. While those with little prior experience may take the course, it is highly recommended that they take PWU 100 prior to, or at least concurrently with, the course to ensure they’re able to get the most out of the program – specifically during the torch cutting and blueprint reading portions of the program. Like PWU-100, students will also learn about welding safety and proper equipment setup and operation during their time in class. PWU 200 is sixteen (16) weeks in length and takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Additionally, the course prepares students for AWS certification under D1.1 Structural Steel welding code. Each class is limited to a maximum of twelve (12) students.
Pit Weld U – 300 is a fabrication class focused on educating students on various types of equipment commonly used in metal working shops. Course content introduces students to general metal fabrication techniques and safety and proper setup and operation of a sheet metal brake, tubing bender, bead roller, shrinker stretcher and more. Students will utilize the MIG and TIG welding processes, plasma arc and vertical and horizontal band saw cutting systems covered in the Pit Weld U – 100 curricula. Pit Weld U – 100 is a pre-requisite for this course, however applicants may test-out of the Pit Weld U-100 course via successful completion of a proficiency test. The course will initially be limited to six (6) students, and includes 96 hours of shop and classroom time taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:00am – 12:00pm over an eight (8) week period. Registration for this class opens soon. Contact Trent Schanen at to add your name to the waitlist and we'll notify you when you're able to enroll. 2021 classes begin April 26 and August 23.
Pit Weld U – 400 covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform welds using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions. Students will utilize the SMAW welding process, oxy-acetylene torch and horizontal band saw cutting systems covered in the Pit Weld U – 200 curricula. Pit Weld U–200 is a pre-requisite for this class, however applicants may test-out of the Pit Weld U-200 course via successful completion of a weld proficiency test on carbon steel plate. The course will initially be limited to six (6) students and includes 96 hours of shop and classroom time taking place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm – 4:30pm over an eight (8) week period. Registration for this class opens soon. Contact Trent Schanen at to add your name to the waitlist and we'll notify you when you're able to enroll. 2021 classes begin June 21 and October 18.
Please contact us today to discuss enrollment options, payment information, class schedules and other details about the courses to put you on the fast track to an exciting career in the welding industry.
*The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.
PIT Instruction and Training is an official site for AWS Certified Welder Testing
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Pit Weld U Classes to be held at:
133 Byers Creek Rd. Suite C
Mooresville NC 28117