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952 N Pine Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591, United States

Office: (409) 229-1632 Fax: (832) 827-4191

Pimpin' Puddles since 2014

Pimpin' Puddles since 2014

Pimpin' Puddles since 2014Pimpin' Puddles since 2014

Program Curriculum

Advanced Pipeline Welding

Course Description: Advanced Pipeline is segments of pipe that are welded together using the SMAW process, running an electrode in downhill and uphill progression. Students will learn to weld on an 8, 10, and 12 inch pipe. In addition, both an Arkansas Bell Hole test (6G) and an In-Service test in both downhill and uphill progression will be completed during class.

Subject Hours: 120 Clock Hour's (20 hours lec, 100 hours lab, 00 ext)

Performance Objectives:

  1. SMAW process works 
  2. Proper fitting of pipe 
  3. Running weld beads using downhill and uphill progression
  4. Welding Arkansas Bell Hole test (6G) 
  5. In-Service test

Prerequisites: Admission to the program

Required Textbooks: N/A

Instructional Methods:

  1. Lecture 
  2. Lab
  3. Demonstration

Maximum Student : Instructor Ratio: 5:1

Weekly Content Outline:

  • Week 1 - Safety procedures, lab guidelines, tool usage, setting up and prepping the work area. 


  • Week 2 - Cutting using oxyacetylene and running beads.
  • Week 3 - Running beads on 8, 10, & 12 inch pipe.
  • Week 4 - Running beads on 8, 10, & 12 inch pipe.
  • Week 5 - Arkansas Bell Hole Test
  • Week 6 - In-Service Test

Basis of Grades: Tests / Quizzes:  10%, Lab Assignments: 65%, Final Exam: 25% 

Student is Pipeline Ready!

Student is Pipeline Ready!