Introduction to Pipe Welding (120 Hours)

The Potter County Education Council will hold an “Introduction to Pipe Welding Course” at the Port Allegany Office. Natural Gas Exploration in the Marcellus Shale is anticipated to create a significant demand for Pipe Welders throughout Pennsylvania.  This course intended for individuals with existing welding skills will provide an introduction to pipe welding based on the American Petroleum Institute Standards for the industry.  The majority of time in this course will be hands-on practicing various welding techniques, preparing pipe to be welded, and welding pipe.  Before admission to the course, students will need to complete a test weld that will be evaluated by the instructor.  Participant test welds will be scheduled for August 22 or 23, 2011 between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, with notification of admission to the program by August 31, 2011.