Atlas Training

Atlas Training

Program Overview

Del Mar College, in partnership with Atlas Training Agency, offers online training for certifications required by employers across a multitude of industries. Students have 120 days to complete the online course from the start date. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take their exam for certification.

American Petroleum Institute (API)

American Petroleum Institute (API) certifications have come to be regarded as some of the most in-demand and desired credentials in the industry. API-certified inspectors are recognized worldwide and employees with an API certification are viewed as knowledgable and capable of performing their jobs in accordance with the latest and most acceptable industry inspection practices.

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

The American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is a well known certification recognized nationally and internationally. Employees with a CWI certificate can conduct a series of tests to check the quality of a weld including visual inspection, heat treatment and a hydrostatic test. CWI is the standard of safety for welds.

Course Offerings

Classes begin every other week.

  • API Certification Courses

    NDTE 2040 - Pressure Vessel Inspection (API 510)

    Pressure Vessel Inspection reviews general principles of pressure vessel inspection; covers American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Petroleum Institute (API) documents that pertain to pressure vessel inspection; emphasis will be on preparing students to take the API 510 certification examination.

    NDTE 2039 – Pressure Piping Inspection (API 570)

    Pressure Piping Inspection reviews general principles of pressure vessel inspection; covers American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Petroleum Institute (API) documents that pertain to pressure piping inspection in preparation for the API 570 certification examination.

    METL 1091 – Corrosion and Materials (API 571)

    The corrosion and Materials will prepare individuals to take the API 571Corrosion and Materials certification. Review of damage mechanisms seen in the refining, petrochemical, pulp, and paper industries including corrosion, cracking, mechanical fatigue, and brittle fracture. 

    NDTE 2011 – Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy (API 577)

    The Welding Processes, inspection, and Metallurgy course will train students for API 577 certification in Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy. Topics include welding inspection and code, welding fundamentals and processes, welding materials and welding non destructive testing. 

    PTRT 2025 - Risk Based Inspection (RBI) (API 580)

    The Risk Based Inspection course will train professionals across the entire petrochemical industry on preparing for the API 580 Risk Based Inspection Certification. Topics covered include planning and data for RBI, hazards associated with the petroleum industry, risk determination and management, and documentation and record keeping. 

    QCTC 1046 – Tank Repair & Inspection - Aboveground Storage Tanks (API 653)

    The tank repair and inspection for aboveground storage tanks course will review testing and inspection systems related to aboveground storage tanks and preparing individuals to take the API 653 Tank and Repair Inspection certification. Items covered include corrosion, joint efficiencies, hot tapping, settlement evaluation, impact testing, tank shells, and inspection tools used in illustrating the need for maintaining the quality of the tank. 

    OSHT 1007 - Pipeline Construction Inspector (API 1169)

    Pipeline Construction Inspector will review safety requirements for pipeline construction sites and preparing individuals to take the API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector certification. Items covered include pressure testing, quality management, pipeline transportation systems, welding safety, and construction safety guidelines. 

    PTRT 1012 - API Tank Entry Supervisor (TES)

    API Task Entry Supervisor course will train student to effectively manage petroleum tank entry and maintenance work. Items covered include tank decommissioning, state and federal regulatory requirements, venting, OSHA regulatory requirements for confined spaces, emergency response, and recommissioning. 

  • CWI Certification Courses

    WLDG 1091 – AWS CWI Part A - Fundamentals

    The AWS CWI Part A prepares students to take the AWS CWI Part A exam. Items reviewed are welding welding fundamentals, welding processes, welding inspection, and welding safety.

    WLDG 1091 - AWS CWI Part B - Practical

    AWS CWI Part B prepares students to take the AWS CWI Part B exam and will review workmanship requirements and visual inspection acceptance criteria. 

    WLDG 1091 - AWS CWI Part C - Code (API 1104)

    AWS CWI Part C – Code (API 1104) prepares students to take the AWS CWI Part C - Code (API 1104) exam and will review qualifications, specifications, metal additions, acceptance standards and repair and removal of weld defects. 

    WLDG 1091 - AWS CWI Part C - Code (AWS D1.1)

    AWS CWI Part C – Code (AWS D1.1) prepares students to take the AWS CWI Part C - Code (AWS D1.1) exam and will review design, qualification, inspection, structures, and fabrication as it related to welding. 

    WLDG 2055 - AWS D17.1

    The AWS D17.1 course will prepare students to take the AWS D17.1 exam and students will become familiarized with the general welding requirements for welding aircraft and space hardware. It includes but is not limited to the fusion welding of aluminum-based, magnesium-based, iron-based, cobalt-based, nickel-based, and titanium-based alloys using electric arc and high energy beam processes.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED not required

Tuition Cost

American Petroleum Institute (API) Certifications

  • NDTE 2040 Pressure Vessel Inspection (API 510) $1,120
  • NDTE 2039 Pressure Piping Inspection (API 570) $1,120
  • METL 1091 Corrosion and Materials (API 571) $895
  • NDTE 2011 Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy (API 577) $560
  • PTRT 2025 Risk Based Inspection (RBI) (API 580) $895
  • QCTC 1046 Tank Repair & Inspection Aboveground Storage Tanks (API 653) $1,120
  • OSHT 1007 Pipeline Construction Inspector (API 1169) $670
  • PTRT 1012 API Tank Entry Supervisor (TES) $560

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Certification

  • WLDG 1091 AWS CWI Part A-Fundamentals $445
  • WLDG 1091 AWS CWI Part B-Practical $445
  • WLDG 1091 AWS CWI Part C-Code (API 1104) $445
  • WLDG 1091 AWS CWI Part C-Code (AWS D1.1) $445
  • WLDG 2055 AWS D17.1 $278

Testing Information

Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take their respective certification exam.


Register for Continuing Education courses here

Page last updated January 6, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-2122
1-800-652-3357 (Option #5)

Location:
3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411