Combination Welding


The Combination Welding program is a series of comprehensive courses to provide individuals with a well-rounded background in various welding applications and techniques based on ASME and AWS specifications. Students will be prepared to participate in a variety of certification tests, and during 2017 85% of those attempting a certification test passed on their first attempt.  In fact, except for the pipe welding certification, the school pays for the first AWS certification attempt.

Graduates of the Combination Welding program can expect opportunities for employment in entry level positions such as: Pipe welders, fitters, repair welders, fabricated metal products welders, burners, and construction welders.




In the combination welding program here at North American Trade Schools, students will encounter a beginner's perspective of welding and what the program has to offer as a trade. In the beginning of the 1st quarter the students will start off with a core safety program that will propel them into the bulk of the welding course.

There are several welding techniques that students will learn. These include Oxy-Fuel Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, and Flux Cored Arc Welding.

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Upon graduating from North American Trade Schools Combination Welding program the students will find a variety of welding opportunities to start their welding career. Examples of these are rail road operations, local welding union apprenticeships, iron workers, and even continuing education with underwater welding. The students will receive a D1.1 certification upon a successful inspection of their D1.1 Test. Once they have completed their D1.1, the student has the opportunity to gain other certifications such as the 6G pipe test.

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Course No.Course TitleCredits
CW101Core Competencies3.0
CW102Stick Welding6.5
CW103TIG/Stick Welding6.5
CW200Concepts of Wire Feed Welding3.0
CW201Wire Feed Applications6.5
CW202TIG/Aluminum Welding6.5
CW203Print Reading3.0
CW204Plasma Cutting and Pipe Welding6.5
CW205Pipe Welding and Career Readiness6.5
The order in which the above courses are offered is at the discretion of the school.
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