Programme Brief

The American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Welding Level 1 programme was designed for persons aspiring to become certified welders.  This qualification focuses on the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required to work in fabrication and welding and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone seeking a career as a welder.

Assessment is undertaken through a combination of practical assignments and written examinations to verify that each learner has attained a broad range of welding related competencies. Learners are required to successfully complete a series of written exams to gain the certificates. These written exams cover a wide breadth of welding theory, ranging from welding safety, welding process fundamentals and even welding inspection. Additionaly, Learners are required to also complete practical welding assessments relating to the four (4) welding processes for SMAW, MAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW.

 

What is SENSE?

SENSESchools Excelling through National Skills Education - is a set of specifications and guidelines meant to assist schools in training welders. The program guidelines were originally published in 1995 and 1996 through grants received from the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Labor. Based on a survey of the welding industry, the SENSE guidelines define two levels of knowledge and skills required in the welding workplace. Individuals trained in Training Organizations aligned to the SENSE guidelines may implement SENSE Level I: Entry Welder and/or SENSE Level II: Advanced Welder.

 The SENSE specifications and guidelines were created and continue to be maintained by a committee of expert volunteers from all corners of the welding industry. These industry representatives work hard to ensure that a trainee completing a program built on the SENSE specifications and guidelines will have the skills to be both hirable and productive within the welding industry.

 Trainees that complete a SENSE-compliant training program are eligible to receive an AWS SENSE certificate and wallet card. The SENSE program includes four different certificates that a trainee can earn, one for each welding process offered (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW).


Why study at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Learners have access to a fully equipped welding workshop to carry out various maintenance tasks
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered part time, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs

Schedule 

The next intake for this offering will be in May 2021. Registration is currently open and the registration deadline is May 15th 2021.

For more details on fees and courses Download the Programme Brief

  • Students registering by 15 December 2020 will received a discount of 10% off their tuition fee. 

Classes for this programme will be on evenings and Saturdays and will be offered at SBCS GLI Champs Fleurs campus.


Fees

FEE

AMOUNT

NOTE

SBCS Registration Fee

TT$500

Payable upon registration

Insurance Fee

TT$60

Payable upon registration 

AWS SENSE Registration Fee

US$20 (one-time payment)

Payable by: June 12th 2021

Tuition Fee

Cash: TT$15,000

Early registration discount of 10% valid until Dec 15th 2020

Examination Fee

US$20 (per online exam)

US$40 (per written exam)

Total Examination Fee = £100

Payable by: Oct 30th 2021

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

Flexible and Personalized payment plans are available.

 

Programme Structure

Semester 1

(Jan 2021 – June 2021)

Semester 2

(July 2021 – Dec 2021)

  • Introduction to Safety and Health of Welders
  • Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation
  • Thermal Cutting Processes 1 &2
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 & 2
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Welding Inspection and Testing Principles

 

For further details please email cite-eng@sbcs.edu.tt or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs - (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8

 

Additional programmes of interest


  • Champs Fleurs

There are no pre-requisites for this programme. However, basic knowledge in Mathematics will be an asset.

The next intake for this offering will be in May 2021. Registration is currently open and the registration deadline is May 15th 2021.

For more details on fees and courses Download the Programme Brief

  • Students registering by 15 December 2020 will received a discount of 10% off their tuition fee. 

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Step 1  – Confirm your eligibility. Forward soft copies of the following to CITE@sbcs.edu.tt

  • Original certificate and transcript or official transcript and completion letter from the awarding educational institution
  • National ID or Passport
  • For students with qualifications more than five years old, a resume listing positions held and key responsibilities will be also required.

Administration must confirm of your eligibility before you apply.

 

Step 2 – Complete the Online Programme Registration Form and click submit.

Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via any of the following options below.

 

Step 3 – Payment can be made via Direct deposit / Online bank transfer. Please click here for further instructions regarding the banking options available.

Please note that online bank transfers can be done from the following banking institutions – Republic Bank, Royal Bank, First Citizens Bank and Scotia Bank.

 

Step 4 –WI Pay (Credit Card)If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to the Centre for Information Technology and Engineering indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.

Note: If an Acceptance Letter is required after registration, kindly note that such requests usually takes three (3) working days to process.

For further information, please send an email to the  Centre for Information Technology and Engineering 

 

Note: If an Acceptance Letter is required after registration, kindly note that such requests usually takes three (3) working days to process.

For further details please email cite-eng@sbcs.edu.tt or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8