Welding Training & Certification: Steel Sectioning

Course format: In-shop, instructor-led training with hands-on test
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
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Prior Recommended Programs

  • Full-Frame Partial Replacement (FFR01)
  • Measuring (MEA01)
  • Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)
  • Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS10)
  • Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS11)
  • Welding Training & Certification: Steel GMA (MIG) Welding (WCS03)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical nature of sectioning procedures, measuring, and working with tolerances
  • Verify that you are able to replace a structural component on a vehicle

Course Content

1. Welding Capability & Readiness Assessment
Before instruction starts, the instructor will conduct the Welding Capability & Readiness Assessment to determine whether shop infrastructure and equipment conditions are adequate so technicians can properly perform hands-on practice and certification testing.

2. Instruction
Students will be provided with instruction and best practices before beginning practice. This course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their measuring, cutting, fit-up, and GMA (MIG) welding skills on steel structural parts. Students will need to follow the instructions on the course-specific body repair manual and the instructor will coach students throughout the training.

3. Hands-on Practice
Students will have time to adjust and tune their welding machines, as well as successfully perform common welds on common thicknesses. Before receiving a rail from the instructor, students must pass an on-site visual and destructive test of their practice welds.

4. Skills Verification Test
This last part of the hands-on training measures students’ skills in cutting, removing spot welds and making offset repair joints, using plug, open butt joint, and butt joint with backing welds on steel structural parts. Working with two thicknesses of automotive grade steel – both 16-gauge and 22-gauge – students will need to measure and cut the rail at the locations specified in the course-specific body repair manual. Students will also need to successfully cut an access window without damaging the inner reinforcement.
The structural part must fit in a specially designed I-CAR fixture in order to pass the certification test. Welded parts must pass the three-dimensional measuring as well as meet minimum requirements for the weld specifications. Students not passing the test may retake the training and test on another date and pass in order to receive the certification. All earned I-CAR Welding Certification designations are valid for five years from the passing date.

Requirements: Students who register for the Steel Sectioning Certification are required to hold a current Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification (WCS03).

Preparation Video