Flux Cored Arc Welder
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Flux Cored ARC Welder (FCAW) Technical certificate program prepares an individual for employment within the welding and fabrication industry as well as similar working environments where FCAW applications are required.
The standard curriculum for the Flux Cored ARC Welder (FCAW) certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students are encouraged to begin the program in the Fall semester to maximize their progress toward completion. However, students may begin the program any semester. The program generally takes 2 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 13 semester hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of acetylene and mild steel.