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 on mild steel.

Day 4

Basic TIG lecture. Weld on steel and stainless steel.

Day 5
Aluminum TIG welding. Basic plasma cutting.

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

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2016 Course Dates:
January 4-8
January 11-15
January 18-22
January 25-29
February 22-26
May 23-27
May 31 - June 3
August 8-12
August 15-19
August 29 - September 2 
September 6-9
September 12-16
September 26-30
October 24-28
December 5-9
December 12-16