EAC Welding Instructor trains for Instructor Inspector Certification Status
THATCHER, ARIZ—Newell Dryden, Eastern Arizona College Industrial Technical Education (ITE) welding and machine shop instructor, will attend a week-long training and certification seminar in Phoenix to obtain the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification of Welding Inspectors. This certification will include an extensive examination consisting of three parts: Fundamentals, Practical, and Code Application.
Prior to acceptance of his application, Dryden was required to have extensive credentials and experience in various areas of industry and classroom instruction including structural, welding, materials, and metallurgy.
The Certified Welding Inspector certification is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, in the welding industry. It is a status granted by the AWS which has come to be relied upon to ensure high standards of quality workmanship. The Instructor Inspector Certification will enhance the ITE welding and machine shop program at EAC with added capabilities of on-site certified inspection. This will eliminate the need for sending out projects to Tucson to obtain certification for students. Students entering EAC’s welding program will be able to get certification verification on visual bend brakes for D1.1 structural welds.
The Eastern Arizona College welding program, under the supervision of Dryden, will conduct welding certifications in the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2008. For more information, contact Dryden at (928) 428-8430.