Curriculum

Why Train Your Welders?


Welding is a craft that requires both proper training and proper practice. Contrary to common belief, years of experience does not guarantee higher quality workmanship. A welding operator can perform the same welds over and over incorrectly for years and get more consistent but the result is the same, low quality.

The quality of workmanship is only improved when the welder understands how to critically inspect and evaluate weld quality, what makes a good weld and why. 

Rick Cowman, President of Welding Training Solutions, has 45 years of experience in the welding trade and has been training welders for over 30 years. His company provides on-site welding training for manufacturing fabrication and maintenance craftsmen for ABC of Iowa. This trade includes welder certification training and testing, structural and pressure vessel welding training, sanitary welding training, tool and die welding training, training for QC and engineering and welding safety training. 



Training is an investment, not an expense. View the Welding Curriculum below:


Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic Stick Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders); carbon steel

Phase 2: 40 Hours
All Position Stick Welding; carbon steel and/or stainless steel

Phase 3: 40 Hours
Advanced Welding & Preparation for Welder Qualification; carbon steel and/or stainless steel

Phase 4: 40 Hours
Structural Welding Certification Testing; carbon steel and/or stainless steel
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic MIG Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders); carbon steel and/or stainless

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Welding Certification Preparation Testing; carbon steel and/or stainless steel 
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic Stick Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders; carbon steel) 

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Introduction to Pipe Welding; carbon steel

Phase 3: 40 Hours
Preparation for Pipe Welding Qualification; carbon steel

Phase 4: 40 Hours
Pipe Welding Certification Testing ; carbon steel
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic MIG Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders; carbon steel and/or stainless steel)

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Advanced Welding and Preparation for Welder Qualification; carbon steel and/or stainless steel
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic TIG Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders; carbon steel and/or stainless steel)

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Advanced Welding & Preparation for Welder Qualification; carbon steel and/or stainless steel

Phase 3: 40 Hours
Structural Welding Certification Testing; carbon steel and/or stainless steel
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic TIG Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders; stainless steel)

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Advanced Welding & Preparation for Pipe Welder Qualification; stainless steel

Phase 3: 40 Hours
Sanitary Structural Welding Certification Testing; stainless steel
Phase 1: 40 Hours
Basic TIG Welding (foundational skills for limited skilled or non-welders; stainless steel)

Phase 2: 40 Hours
Advanced Welding and Preparation for Pipe Welder Qualification; stainless steel

Phase 3: 40 Hours
Sanitary Pipe Welding Certification Testing;stainless steel

Phase 4: 40 Hours
Pipe Welding Certification Testing; carbon steel