General Welding Inspection

This course will address the three parts of the Body of Knowledge indicated in the AWS Standard B5.1. These include Fundamentals, Practical Inspection, and Code Book usage. 

 Though much of the training will take place in a “classroom” setting, the training will require participation by individuals in an active learning environment. The course will be broken up into sessions of 3 to 4 hours meeting 2 nights a week for a total of 100 hours of interaction.

Study of topics prior to class will be essential to assure that time spent in the group maximizes the reinforcement of topics. The primary focus during classroom time will be on discussion, interaction, and application of information studied prior to class. Students will be encouraged to share information and challenge the instructor. 

In this course we will discuss the requirements for becoming a welding inspector. Just like welders, not all inspectors have the same  required skill and knowledge.

This course addresses fundamental topics related to welding inspection. The AWS CWI body of knowledge is used as a guide. The fundamentals may or may not be "fundamental". 

Since we do not have the ability to perform "hands on" inspection, this section of the course will be somewhat limited. However there are activities related to welding inspection that can be considered "practical" and will build your skills. One of the key skills is being able to understand the applicable code or standard. Most of the resources and activities within this section will be build around use of the "Book of Specifications-2016"

The primary goal of this course is to help users of a specific code become more familiar with the use and content of a specific code. Many of the concepts to be discussed in this section could apply to many codes.