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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:35 pm

Chris,

My co-worker Jason (the one you met), was wondering if the trade school in Hammond ever offers training or tests for certifications in brazing and soldering. He said it's a "pad the resume' thing", not a need (although I don't suppose he's realized yet that we silver-braze lots of stuff on the atmospheric trailers).

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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby RocketSurgeon » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:12 pm

I'll ask the instructor tomorrow. I'll be asking him for "not covered in the curriculum" training (2219, 2195 and titanium). He worked at Michoud, as a welder, during the Saturn program.

Is that torch (oxy) or TIG brazing?
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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:16 pm

My assumption is oxy-fuel, since soldering is on his wish-list,

And, frankly, for what we do I consider TIG brazing to be completely worthless. I fix it often. There's no penetration, it's a surface dressing.

Thanks for checking,

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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby RocketSurgeon » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:08 pm

I'm sorry to say that the course does not cover brazing or soldering. My instructor suggested to check with the plumbing instructors to see if they offer a cert.

Sorry.
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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:55 pm

That's not a bad idea.

Either the plumbing or HVAC sections of the curriculum will cover one or both.

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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby RocketSurgeon » Tue May 05, 2015 9:54 am

13 days until the start of class! Anyone interested in this AWS certified course should contact the school and enroll.

Amy Valentine:985-549-3165

The class still has empty seats and can not start unless those are filled.
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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby RocketSurgeon » Tue May 12, 2015 10:12 am

With only 7 paid seats (including mine), out of 20, the course is happening after all.

They will still take enrollment until the 22nd. Class starts on the 18th.
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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby AKweldshop » Sat May 16, 2015 9:23 pm

Wow.

I must say, that course is dirt, dirt cheap. 630 hours for $1500bux? Are you kidding me?


That is like $2.38095238 an hour that you will pay for quality welding classes that will get you places.
I don't see how that school will make a dime.
If that was near me, or I was near it, and had the means to go, I'd go. :D

My local welding school want's $8,000 for 320 hours!! 8 week course, 40 hours a week.
Just a couple welders and a couple of big hammers and torches.

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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat May 16, 2015 11:36 pm

John,

I'm amazed that price hasn't drawn a larger class, too.

There's SO much work going on around us here (That class is 20 miles from me), that should interest the young folk.

My best guess is, everyone who wants to get into welding around here thinks pipe is the only way to go. Fine. Weld pipe. But you could earn the money for pipe training by welding AWS structure with a discount certification from a real school. And you might discover there's real money and skill in welding structure.

There's no real way to understand what does (and does not) motivate people.

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Re: AWS welding course in SE La.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sun May 17, 2015 3:50 am

Because pipeline is so frickin glamourous
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