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Lincoln Electric, ASM form joint welding education program

Nov. 4, 2019
Lincoln Electric and ASM International introduce a “Welding Technology and Materials Science" certificate program.

Lincoln Electric, in partnership with ASM International, recently developed a certificate program called “Welding Technology and Materials Science.”

The joint education program (JEP) will provide learners the opportunity to advance their material science knowledge and obtain hands-on training with various welding technologies.

The certificate program provides a platform for advancement of scientific expertise. To ensure rigorous training and education standards are being applied, all coursework is previously accredited with The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Professionals entering the program will come from a variety of industries and backgrounds, most appealing to engineers, materials science professionals, technicians, and those working in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.

The certificate is based on completion of eight total courses. The foundational curriculum consists of five pre-set required courses that offer a deeper dive into the subject matter of metallurgy, mechanical testing, welding inspection and control, welding economics and steel weldments. The remaining three courses offer the learner the ability to tailor their certificate to one of 15 desired industry focus areas.

Industry focus areas offered through the JEP certificate program:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • General fabrication
  • Heavy fabrication
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Nuclear
  • Offshore
  • Pipeline
  • Power generation and process 
  • Pressure vessel
  • Ship building
  • Structural
  • Thermal energy
  • Wind power

The program is typically completed over a two-year period, committing between 210 and 220 course hours to the hands-on, educational programming.

Welding courses will be facilitated in Lincoln Electric’s Welding Technology & Training Center, offering comprehensive, multi-sensory learning experiences. The facility also features more than 150 welding and cutting stations, and robotic cells.

For more than a century, Lincoln Electric’s Training Center has been delivering world-class welding education and training programs while driving innovation and advancement of knowledge around leading welding techniques and technologies. It is the longest-running welding school in the world.

The balance of the certificate courses will be conducted at the historic ASM World Headquarters containing labs outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

“The certificate program is attractive to individuals who see value in continuing education to bolster their career development and advancement opportunities, and it’s also designed for someone interested in making a career shift,” said Charlie Cross, Lincoln Electric’s senior customer training instructor.

“This program will be a great resource for all professionals looking to gain practical application and theoretical knowledge in the fields of welding and materials science.”

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