West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg to offer welding certificate program to assist students in passing national inspectors' exam.
CONTACT: Carl Smith, associate professor of welding, 304-424-8202.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a welding certificate program during the spring semester to assist students in successfully passing a national welding inspectors' examination.
Courses in WELD 279 and 297 will be offered as part of the program. The courses will be held in the Caperton Center for Applied Technology on the WVU Parkersburg campus.
"The courses will be dedicated to guiding students toward
successfully passing the national American Welding Society's certified welding
inspectors' examination," explained Carl Smith, associate professor of welding.
Maximum class size is 12.
The 279 course will deal with the America Petroleum Institute 1104 code and other specifics related to the qualification of welding procedures and the qualification and certification of welders and welding operators.
The 297 course will consist of "hands on" inspection tools and
the fundamentals of welding inspection. There will also be demonstrations of
ultrasonic testing, penetrant testing, visual testing and magnetic particle
testing. Known flawed specimens will be used to allow the students to
confirm their ability to find defects in welds.
Spring semester classes begin Jan. 10. The college will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2 for the holiday break and reopen Jan. 3. Additional information is available by contacting the college's Welding Department at 424-8202 or the Records Office at 424-8220.
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