WelderTexas Southmost College and Keppel AmFELS have partnered together to provide a vigorous welding course taught by experienced Keppel AmFELS personnel. This course will take place at Keppel AmFELS to give students the complete experience of working for a demanding yet beneficial corporation. Each student will be challenged through 360 hours of lecture and lab. For the benefit of each student, majority of training is completed in the lab with the purpose of perfecting the skills needed for a successful career.

Course Description:
Includes cutting of ferrous metals. Emphasizes welding and cutting safety and basic welding processes. Identify safety procedures associated with oxy-fuel and arc welding and cutting processes; and demonstrate basic welding and cutting. Basic welding techniques using some of the following processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Arc Welding (GAW). Demonstrate machine set-up and complete welds and cutting operations; demonstrate basic shop safety; identify types of electrodes used in welding processes; identify various welding and cutting standards; and demonstrate proper joint preparation techniques. An overview of terminology, safety procedures, and equipment set-up. Practice in performing T-joints, lap joints, and butt joints using Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment. Demonstrate equipment safety checks; identify Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) equipment parts; demonstrate the procedures for running a continuous bead in the flat position; demonstrate the procedures for welding a butt joint, a T-joint, a lap joint, and an outside corner joint in the flat, horizontal and overhead positions; and demonstrate the procedures for making an open butt v-groove weld.

Start Date: To be announced
End Date: To be announced
Tuition: $4,400


  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must pass the TSI at an Adult Basic Education Level 4
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License or Texas State ID
  • Must have be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass a Medical Exam
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:01