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Welding Courses

  • Welding 1-2 (First year)


    GMAW (MIG) welding
    GMAW (MIG) welding uses the theory and techniques in basic gas metal arc welding to produce sound fillet welds and sound groove welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Students weld using short-circuit, spray, and puled-spray modes of metal transfer. As well as an introduction to basic blueprint reading for welding.

    Industrial Cutting Processes and SMAW (Stick) welding
    Industrial Cutting Processes and SMAW (Stick) welding teaches students a working knowledge of manual and machine oxyfuel and plasma cutting, air carbon arc gouging, plasma gouging, and SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding). Students will be required to complete the manufacturing of an instructor-assigned project. Knowledge will also be gained in the area of blueprint reading based on the processes in this area of study.


    Welding 3-4 (Second Year)

    Oxyacetylene/ GTAW (TIG) welding
    Oxyacetylene/ GTAW (TIG) welding covers basic use of equipment and basic skills necessary to be knowledgeable in the area of oxyacetylene welding. These skills transfer as preparatory knowledge for basic TIG welding which is covered in the specialty welding portion of this course. Industry welding processes will include TIG basic welding on steel, stainless, and aluminum, and MIG welding on aluminum and stainless steel. Advancement of the students’ knowledge of blueprint reading will be gained while working on these areas of study.

Course Information

  • Instructor: Mr. Ryan Messerschmidt

    Eligibility: Sophomore

    Related Careers:

    • Welder, Cutters, Solderers
    • Machinist, Tool and Die
    • Sheet Metal Worker
    • Iron and Steel Worker
    • Boiler Maker

    What does it take?

    • Associates Degree
    • Industrial Training/Associates Degree
    • Apprenticeship
    • Certification
    • License

    What does it make?

    • $36,000 - $56,560