Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Ankle high leather safety steel-toed shoes are mandatory for this class.


Course Description
Designed to instruct welders in welding safety and welding techniques utilizing various processes like Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and plasma cutting.

Course Content

Day 1

Introduction to welding safety and the Fill Freeze and Fast Fill groups of electrodes. One half of the stick lecture will be held on this day. Weld with 6013 flat and horizontal sheet metal. Weld with 7024-1 flat and horizontal 3/8 to 1/2 inch plate, single pass and three pass.

Day 2
Second half of stick lecture. Cover Fast Freeze (6010 and 6011) and low hydrogen groups of electrodes. Weld flat and vertical up with both groups of electrodes.

Day 3
Basic MIG lecture. Weld short arc, globular, spray, and pulse spray.

Day 4

Basic TIG lecture. Weld on steel and stainless steel.

Day 5
Aluminum TIG welding and plasma cutting.

Course starting time is 8:00am - 2:30pm, Monday thru Friday.
30 clock hours: Lab: 25, Class: 5

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2017 Course Dates:
January 3-6
January 16-20
February 20-24
March 6-10
April 17-21
May 15-19
August 7-11
September 11-15
September 25-29
October 30 - November 3
November 13-17