The Lincoln Electric Welding School is the oldest and one of the most respected arc welding schools in the United States. Classes are taught by the school’s seven full-time instructors who have more than 100 years of combined industry experience. Courses are designed to teach the arc welding skills that employers need. Lincoln-trained students are in high demand by welding fabricators at pay levels that tend to exceed the industry average.
Classes range from a six-week basic course to an advanced 15-week comprehensive course, as well as one-week classes on specific welding processes, certification and customized programs. Students spend 80 percent of their time in the booth learning to weld. Additionally, Lincoln limits class sizes to 15 students per class in order to maximize learning and guarantee one-on-one instruction time.
Courses scheduled for January through December 2010 include:
Introduction to Welding: Instructs welders in an introduction to all common welding processes. This one-week course runs the weeks of Feb. 22, April 12, June 7, July 19 and Oct. 18.
Comprehensive Program: Instruct welders in arc welding safety and all of the common welding processes. The course lasts 15 weeks and involves more than 540 hours of hands-on instruction. Offered Jan 4 - May 7, Feb 15 - June 18, Mar 29 - July 30, May 10 - Sept 10, June 21 - Oct 22, Aug 2 - Dec 3, Sept 13 - Jan 28 2011, Oct 25 - Mar 11. 2011.
Welding Certification Prep Course: Prepares them for the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) seminar and examination. This one-week class is offered during the weeks of July 19 and Oct 11.
AWS CWI Seminar and Exam: Lincoln Electric is a host site for the AWS CWI seminar and examination. The seminar is taught by taught by an AWS instructor and covers how to reference AWS code, examine welds and prepare for the CWI exam on that following Saturday (proctored by AWS). Offered on July 25 – 31, Oct 17 – 23.
Basic Plate & Sheet Metal: Instructs welders in the stick welding process. The six-week class is being offered the weeks of Feb.15-Mar.26, Mar.29-May 7, May 10-June 18, June 21-July 30, Aug. 2-Sept. 10, Sept. 13-Oct. 22 and Oct. 25-Dec. 3.
Pipe Welding: Instructs welders in the stick welding process of welding pipe either to meet American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (vertical-up) or American Petroleum Institute (API) (vertical-down) welding code. Running six weeks, this course will be offered during the weeks of Feb.15-Mar.26, Mar.29-May 7, May 10-June 18, June 21-July 30, Aug. 2-Sept. 10, Sept. 13-Oct. 22 and Oct. 25-Dec. 3.
Plasma, Oxyfuel, Alloy & Hardening: Instructs welders in plasma cutting and arc gouging, the oxyfuel process, alloy theory and applications, and hardfacing. Three-week class will be taught the weeks of March 29-April 16, May 10-28, June 21-July 9, Aug. 2-20, Sept. 13-Oct. 1 and Oct. 25-Nov. 12.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Instructs welders in the TIG welding process. One-week course are offered the weeks of Feb. 15, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, April 19, May 17, June 1, June 21, July 12, Aug. 2, Aug. 23, Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov.,15, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
Gas Metal Arc Welding/Semi Automatic: Instructs welders in the MIG welding process. One-week course are taught the weeks Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, April 5, April 26, May 24, June 7, June 28, July 19, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
Flux-Cored Arc Welding/Semi Automatic: Instructs welders in the flux-cored welding process for both self shielded and gas shielded. One-week classes runs the weeks of Feb. 8, Mar. 1, May 3, June 14, July 26, Sept. 7, Oct. 18 and Nov. 29.
Submerged Arc Welding: Instructs welders in submerged arc welding process for both full-automatic and semi-automatic applications. One-week courses are offered the weeks of Mar. 22, June 1 and September 7.
Classes fill up quickly, so interested students are encouraged to register at least one month in advance. To register, contact Lincoln’s Welding School at (216) 383-8325 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit their website at www.lincolnelectric.com.