Welding and Inspection

For complete details about this program, visit the Welding and Inspection website.

Course lists below are non-inclusive and programming is subject to change based on industry demand and individual career planning. Check for additional courses or those available by request and register for classes by calling Customer Service and Registration for Corporate and Continuing Education at 704.330.4223. Online registration also is available through MyCollege, Continuing Education on the college website.

For custom group training certifications, contact the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.

AWS Testing Certification

AWS testing facilities at CPCC are located at the Harper Campus on Hebron Street in southwest Charlotte.
Single Position Plate Test (WLX 7121)
Multiple Position Plate Test (WLX 7122)
Single Position Pipe Test (WLX7123)
Skills Practice for Experienced Welders (WLX7076) Practice only; no classroom instruction

Practice welding skills for an AWS test, interview or work under the supervision of an experienced instructor in the welding lab. Students must provide all personal protection equipment. Standard testing materials are provided.

Non-destructive examination (NDE)

NDE is a way of examining material without damaging it to find hidden indications of potential flaws. With aging bridges, roadways, power plants and other infrastructure, more job opportunities exist for those trained to perform inspections.

Introduction to NDE (NDX 8012)
Learn more about non-destructive examination through this introductory online course. Modules are self-paced, with vivid graphics and videos describing the six different NDE methods.

NDE Visual Testing Level 1, 2 (NDX 8005)
Online course offering self-paced modules, introducing the Visual Testing method

NDE Visual Testing Level 1,2 Practicum (NDX 7005)
Ultrasonic Testing - Level I (WLX 7013)
Ultrasonic Testing - Level II (WLX 7014)
Level I & II Magnetic Particle Testing (NDX 7011) - available summer 2018

NDX 7005. NDE Visual Testing, Level 1, 2 Practicum. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course will introduce the hands-on principles of and instruct participants how to apply various components of NDE VT (non-destructive visual testing). This course, combined with online training (NDX-8005), provides sufficient organized training to ensure the student is thoroughly familiar with the principles and practices of visual testing. Upon completion of this course plus online training (NDX-8005), students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of NDE visual techniques and their applications from Level 1 and 2 qualifications as described in ASNT's SNT-TC-1A using the topical outline of ASNT CP-105-2011.

NDX 8005. NDE Visual Testing, Level 1, 2. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Visual testing is the most common method of nondestructive testing. In fact, most nondestructive applications rely on a visual assessment of parts or components prior to applying their inspection method. Without visual testing, discontinuities such as cracks in aircraft parts may be missed, potentially leading to life-ending tragedies. This course, combined with the practicum (NDX-7005), provides sufficient organized training to ensure the student is thoroughly familiar with the principles and practices of visual testing. Upon completion of this course plus practicum (NDX-7005), students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of NDE visual techniques and their applications from Level 1 and 2 qualifications as described in ASNT's SNT-TC-1A using the topical outline of ASNT CP-105-2011.

NDX 8012. Introduction to NDE. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course will help build a stronger Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) team by ensuring everyone has the same foundation. NDE uses group analysis techniques used to determine the structural integrity of a component without damaging or impairing the serviceability of the part or system. Because NDE does not require the destruction or often the dis-assembly of a system, it is a highly-valuable technique that saves time and money in both product manufacture and in service inspection. You will be introduced to NDE terminology, processes and applications, and will be able to define the advantages and disadvantages of using various NDE methods. A knowledgeable team improves business processes, develops quality products and builds team morale. While designed with managers, supervisors, engineers, quality inspectors, procurement, source inspectors and technical personnel involved within the NDE field in mind, this course is suited for anyone who wants to learn about NDE.

WLX 7076. Skills Practice for Experienced Welders. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Are you an experienced welder and need to practice your welding skills for an AWS test, interview or work? This is an opportunity to practice your skills under the supervision of a welding instructor for your upcoming test or interview in the welding lab. You will need to provide all personal protection equipment. Standard testing materials will be provided. This is practice only and no classroom instruction will be provided.

WLX 7121. AWS Welding Certification - Single Position Plate. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This class covers testing certification under the American Welding Society, AWS. This is a Single Position test, 1G, 2G, 3G, or 4G, on carbon steel or stainless and led by one of our AWS Certified Welding Inspectors. Testers will be responsible for their own appropriate welding gear (hand tools, grinder, etc.) and safety gear (mask, gloves, etc.). Student Accident Insurance is included and required for this course.

WLX 7122. AWS Welding Certification - Multiple Position Plate. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This class covers testing certification under the American Welding Society, AWS. This is a Multiple Position test, Ex: 3G and 4G, or higher on carbon steel/stainless and led by one of our AWS Certified Welding Inspectors. Testers will be responsible for their own appropriate welding gear (hand tools, grinder, etc.) and safety gear (mask, gloves, etc.).

WLX 7123. AWS Welding Certification - Pipe Test. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This class covers testing certification under the American Welding Society, AWS. This is a Single Position Pipe test, 2G, 2F, 5G, 5F, 6G, 6F, on schedule 80 carbon steel pipe (2inch or 6inch) and led by one of our AWS Certified Welding Inspectors. Testers will be responsible for their own appropriate welding gear (hand tools, grinder, etc.) and safety gear (mask, gloves, etc.).