Welding - Level 1 -

Foundation for an Independent Tommorrow & NateOvation.com Institute of Safety and Training | taught by DeCall Thomas

Course description

Definition - Entry Level One - Welder

An Individual employed in this position is considered to possess a prerequisite amount of knowledge, attitude, skills, and habits required to perform routine, predictable, repetitive, and procedural  tasks involving motor skills, and limited theoretical knowledge while working under close supervision.

1. Even, if you have never picked up a hammer in your life, you will be able to succede if you decide to apply your self. 

2. You will start off learning the basics of work it self.  How to read a tape measure. What basic hand tools are. How to use basic hand tools. You  will receive both classroom and shop actual hands on experience.

3. You will have a Class in Forklift driving, You must have this card to operate a fork lift on a construction site or any place of employement requiring you to use a forklift.  A person can get a job just with this certification alone!  But we go way beyond that, because you don't want  a dead end job just in forklift driving, you are after a life long Carear in Ironworking, steel and welding. Forklift drivers a dime a dozen, but Welders are at the top!

4. Then you are registered with the American Welding Society as a Level One Welder trainee.  You will receive a complementry one year memebership ($25.00).  American Welding Society AWS is thee traiining standard ALL welders are judged in the US. AWS Certification  is what this course is based on. Possessing an AWS Certificate is your keys to success to finding a rewarding carear in Structural Steel. 

  • Your progress scores are reported to AWS.  
  • Being registered gives you portability from one employer to another.

5. Occupational Orientation - Steel and Iron Workers - Level One. Sense Class 

6.  Safety and Health of  Welders

7. Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation.

Subjects Covered.

8.   SMAW - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc   Welding.

9. GMAW - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding.

10, FCAW - Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding.

11. GTAW - Introduction to  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.

12. Thermal Cutting Processes.

Exclusions: Aluminium and Stainless steel is reserved for Level 2- 3 students.


DeCall  Thomas
DeCall Thomas
Welding Instructor

Larrie Thomas was welding in Las Vegas after 1964 for diferent companies like Wells Cargo, TAB, Tiberti etc. In 1977 he established Certified Welding (company). Over the years he worked on many notable projects, mostly Water District jobs, underground pipelines, and heavy equipment. Larrie, along with his brother Bill Thomas, are well known for their work through the 1970's and 80's. Of Larrie's 11 sons, DeCall, and Devin worked in the welding field. Devin as a teenager went into dmascus steel and knife making. DeCall was CEO of Certified Welding Services from 2011-2018 and is now owner of Welding Nevada.

Course Curriculum

Safety and Health of Welders - Welding Level 1 Modual 2 29101-09
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Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation SENSE AWS 2.3.3 29201-09 ( level 2)
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2.3.4 SMAW - 29109-09 Shielded Metal Arc Welding - AWS SENSE 4
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2.3.5 - GMAW - 29206-09 - Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS SENSE 5
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2.3.7 GTAW - 29208-09 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - AWS SENSE 7
Hide Content MODULE 9: 29106-09 - Welding Inspection and Testing - AWS - SENSE 9
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