WELDING AND FABRICATION CLASSES

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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/light production focused course is project based and 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, welding symbols and drawings and become well versed in proper equipment setup and operation.  Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm – 10:30pm, each students' tuition for the 16-week course includes an AWS Certified Welder Test (D1.3 code, multiple position 10ga mild steel test - student choice for GMAW or GTAW) that can be scheduled within 90 days of graduation. Each class is limited to a maximum of twelve students. Tuition cost is $3,995 plus tool kit (beginning with the April 2022 semester) available for purchase at our online store and includes text book.

Pit Weld U - 200 - Is designed 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, training during the course helps students obtain jobs in the machinery, construction and pipeline fields. Like PWU-100, students will also learn about welding safety and proper equipment setup and operation.  Held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, each students' tuition for the 16-week course includes an AWS Certified Welder Test (D1.1 code, single position 3/8” or 1" carbon steel plate test - student choice for plate thickness and test position) that can be scheduled within 90 days of graduation. Each class is limited to a maximum of twelve students. Tuition cost is $3,995 plus tool kit (beginning with the April 2022 semester) available for purchase at our online store and includes text book.

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, CNC plasma table and more.  Students will utilize the MIG and TIG welding processes, plasma arc and vertical and horizontal band saw cutting systems covered in the PWU-100 curricula.  PWU-100 is a pre-requisite for this course, however applicants with prior experience or education may test-out of that course via successful completion of a proficiency test.  The 8-week course is limited to six (6) students, and takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8am - 12pm.  Tuition cost is $3,195 plus tool kit that can be purchased via our online store.

Pit Weld U – 400 training focuses on welding techniques that apply to pipe applications. Topics include pipe fit-up, beveling, weld 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 SMAW (stick welding) process to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions.  Students will also utilize oxy-acetylene torch and horizontal band saw cutting systems covered in the PWU-200 curricula.  PWU-200 is a pre-requisite for this course, however applicants with prior experience or education may test-out of that course via successful completion of a proficiency test.  The 8-week course is limited to six (6) students, and takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 12:30pm - 4:30pm.  Tuition cost is $3,690 plus tool kit (beginning with the April 2022 semester) available for purchase at our online store and includes an AWS Certified Welder Test (D1.1 code, single position 2" or 6" Sch. 80 carbon steel pipe test - student choice for pipe diameter and test position) that can be scheduled within 90 days of graduation. 

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.

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Welding Gear:  We offer various welding bundles available for purchase through our partners at SRI Performance and Fronius, USA.  All gear purchases must be made at least three weeks prior to your event to guarantee availability.  Unless otherwise specified, the gear will be available for pickup at PIT on or before the first day of your workshop/class.