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NCCER Structural Fitter

This course covers the following NCCER Structural Fitter Levels 1 & 2 modules:

Oxyfuel Cutting: Explains the safety requirements for oxyfuel cutting. Identifies oxyfuel cutting equipment and setup requirements. Explains how to light, adjust, and shut down oxyfuel equipment. Trainees will perform cutting techniques that include straight line, piercing, bevels, washing, and gouging.

SMAW--Electrodes: Describes electrode characteristics and different types of filler metals. Reviews the role of the American Welding Society (AWS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Explains proper storage and control of filler metals and identifies the use of codes.

Tack Welding: Describes how to set up welding equipment, strike an arc, and make tack welds in order to maintain proper alignment of parts in anticipation of finish welding. Covers the machines, tools, and techniques used to make tack welds in various positions.

Fire Watch: Prepares a worker to perform fire watch duties in support of welding and flame cutting activities. Describes the classes of fires and the methods used to extinguish them, as well as the responsibilities of a person assigned as a fire watch.

Fitting I: Introduces layout tools, fitting tools, and fitting aids used to fit up and align plate joints. Incorporates hands-on tasks through which the beginning fitter will learn how to perform basic layout, alignment, and fit-up tasks.

Cutting and Burning Processes: Expands of flame cutting methods covered in Level 1, including laying out and cutting bevels, chamfers, and circles. Also covers the methods used to cut or split common structural components such as beams and bars.

Intermediate Structural Print Reading: Covers interpretation of fabrication and installation drawings, sketching of isometric and orthographic drawings, and interpretation of welding symbols.

Fitting II: Explains selection and application of gaskets and packings, fit-up tasks, and inspection of finished work. Also covers structural accessories, proper measuring techniques, and creating a materials list.

Course Length

Course Length
480 hours

Maximum Attendee

Maximum Attendee
18

Minimum Attendee

Minimum Attendee
4

Pass/Fail Required

Pass/Fail Required
Yes