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Short-Term Certificate

In the Pipeline Welder Helper II Certificate program, you’ll follow a national curriculum as youstudy and practice shield metal arc welding as it applies to the oil & gas pipeline industry. Once you’ve completed your certification, you’ll be ready for a range of advanced welding manufacturing jobs.

The topics you’ll cover in this certificate program are machine selection and classification of electrodes, basic welding techniques using E6010 and E7018 electrodes for groove welds, welding symbols, best practices in welding fabrication, and pipeline clamping, cribbing, and grinding.

Industry-based certification

Once you complete this certificate program, you’ll be prepared to earn American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 4G certification using E6010 and E70189 welding rods. AWS offers a number of certification programs that recognize and document expertise and knowledge in specific welding-related disciplines including inspectors, supervisors, educators, radiographic interpreters, welding engineers, and fabricators.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand welding and shop safety policies and procedures.
  • Learn to operate SMAW machines.
  • Be able to identify electrode classifications and weld joints.
  • Know how to start, maintain, and restart an arc E7018.
  • Demonstrate cribbing, clamping, grinding, and pipe beveling processes.
  • Be able to pass a 3/8” guided bend test with a backup strip with E7018 in 4G.
  • Become proficient with E6010.
  • Prepare, fit up, and tack plates for an open root vee groove joint and guided bend test.
  • Quality to pass a visual inspection and Magna Flux test of 3/8” vee groove open root with
  • E6010 root pass and E7018 fill and cover passes in positions 2G, 3G, and 4G.


Keith Kaczor
Director of Industrial Trades