Course five is a one-month training program only available to WWA students that have graduated from course one. This program is tailored to the individual that seeks employment in the pipeline industry. This program focuses on welding large diameter pipe with the latest techniques and equipment. We teach SMAW (stick) and FCAW (flux-core) on high grade steel carbon pipe from 12” to 42”. We also teach; pipeline fabrication layout, branch “T” layout, weld repair procedures, low hydrogen downhill welding techniques, “hot tap” or “live gas” techniques, and sleeving procedures. As there is no universal pipeline welding certification, students are required to pass the WWA certification test in order to graduate. Due to the fact that a majority of pipeline projects work on 6-10s schedule, the schedule for course five is 6-10-hour days giving students a real-life snapshot of pipeline construction.
WWA transformed me from a from a fabricator in to a real pipe welder. On the first day I was given all I needed to start producing results. WWA is ready to produce the next generation of pipe welders so we can rebuild America.
By the end of the 5 month combo course you will leave with not only the skill but the confidence to go out and make an extremely successful and profitable career for yourself. I was welding in a booth the first day.
On day one I received everything I needed to get started welding and all of the highest quality materials money can buy. With in a week and half I was welding pipe!! I would recommend this school over any other.
Western Welding Academy is just what I have been looking for. I love everything about the school and what it has to offer. The challenge, the environment, the relationships, the future. The shop has top of the line welding machines and equipment.