This program provides basic MIG and TIG welding training to inexperienced welders in three segments. Offers articulated college credit.

Welding I

20-hour course that offers hands-on training in arc (SMAW), and oxyacetylene cutting and welding processes.

MIG/GMAW welding

32-hour project-based course that emphasizes personal instruction.

Skills learned include:

  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Troubleshooting
  • Minor repairs to MIG welders
  • Basic MIG welding processes including butt, lap and T-joint welds in the flat position on various metal thicknesses
  • Introduction and limited practice on aluminum MIG

TIG/GTAW welding

32-hour course that emphasizes personal instruction. Course content is individualized to the student’s need for experience on TIG welding for professional and/or personal use.  

Skills learned include:

  • Basic principles pertaining to the TIG welding process
  • Introduction to and practice on three alloys including aluminum, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel. 

Certification: AWS Safety in Welding

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Dates:  9/7/2023 to 5/7/2024
Schedule: Welding I and MIG Welding, Thursday, TIG Welding, Tuesday;
4:00 -- 8:00 PM (84 hours)
Cost:  $1,980 (includes textbook)
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location:  Careerline Tech Center & Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Program Courses Include:

Dates:  4/9/2024 to 5/7/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday, 4:00 -- 8:00 PM
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Cost:  $636 
Format: Traditional/Lab

Description:
Welding I is a 20-hour course that offers hands-on training in gas, arc, and oxyacetylene cutting welding processes.

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Dates:  2/29/2024 to 4/25/2024
Schedule:  Thursday, 4:00 -- 8:00 PM
Location:  Thompson M-TEC Main Campus

Dates:  3/7/2024 to 5/2/2024
Schedule:  Thursday, 5:00 -- 9:00 PM
Location:  Careerline Tech Center

Cost:  $675 (textbook is $145 if not previously purchased)
Format:  Traditional

Prerequisite:  Basic welding experience

Description:
MIG/GMAW welding is a self-paced project-based 32-hour course that emphasizes personal instruction while students work with a variety of welding applications. 

MIG/GMAW welding includes:

  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Troubleshooting and minor repair to MIG welder
  • Basic principles pertaining to the MIG welding process
  • Butt, Lap and Tee welds in the flat position on various metal thicknesses
  • Introduction and limited practice on aluminum MIG

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Dates:  9/26/2023 to 11/21/2023
Schedule:  Tuesday, 4:00 -- 8:00 PM

Dates:  1/16/2024 to 3/12/2024
Schedule:  Tuesday, 4:00 -- 8:00 PM

Dates:  5/23/2024 to 7/18/2024
Schedule:  Thursday, 4:00 -- 8:00 PM

Cost:  $675 (textbook is $145 if not previously purchased)
Format:  Traditional/Lab
Location:  Careerline Tech Center 

Prerequisite:  Basic welding experience

Description:
This 32-hour course includes basic principles pertaining to TIG welding including:

  • Introduction to and practice on aluminum, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel. 
  • Personalized instruction for professional and/or personal use.

Students should come prepared to weld the first night of class appropriately dressed in leather boots, pants (preferably cotton), and safety glasses.

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