Course Schedules

Welding Proficiency is a two-week course designed to provide the marine engineer with the required welding skills needed for ocean going vessels. This course is designed to meet the Horizon\Maersk requirements for engineers. Safety, welding theory, and associated classroom activities are presented each morning.  The remainder of each morning, and the afternoons, are devoted to the hands-on practice of various welding techniques. The course emphasizes all-position maintenance welding using the SMAW (stick electrode) process on structural steel and OAC (oxy-acetylene cutting). Distortion control during welding and basic metallurgy will also be discussed. Common standards-of-practice, welding terminology, job setup, care and maintenance of welding equipment and personnel safety standards will be reviewed and practiced.  Course proficiencies are based upon AWS standard D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should report with an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.