Beginning Welding

An intro into welding...

This isn't your typical lecture class. You don't just take notes and go home. This is active learning at its best! Thus our motto: Safety... Safety... Safety.

This hands-on course emphasizes "keeping your cool". All right - there's a lot more than that. Here's a sample of some of the most valuable information, aside from always wash your hands, you will ever learn. 

  • Proper gear for safe welding.
  • Learn the use/care/storage of gas cylinders.
  • Choosing the right metal for success.
  • How to identify different types of metal.
  • The fundamentals of MIG, TIG, ARC, and oxy-acetylene welding.
  • How-to trouble shoot the common problems.

Class Details:

  • Location: C1B29 Duane Physics Building (main level, west hall)
  • Cost: $200 payable via cash/check/IN on the first day of class.
  • Classes are small - up to 6 students per class.
  • All materials and safety gear are provided.
  • Classes are one-week sessions scheduled either 8:00-10:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Classes are offered year-round; scheduled each semester - fall, spring and summer.
  • Full attendance the week of class mandatory.
  • Upon completion, students receive a Risk Management Safety Card which grants full use of the facilities during open-shop hours

Students must be at least 20 years or older to take the class; age verification may be required.

When contacting the TTL for information regarding classes or availability, please direct inquiries to the Trades Teaching Lab at or 303-492-8545.