This is a one semester 96 hour course designed to train the student in the basic principles of MIG welding. Students will operate AC-DC transformer type welding machines. Studies will include heat ranges, polarities, and the use of wire electrodes and shielding gases. Welding will be performed on mild steel and aluminum l in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tool and equipment. Safety glasses are required.
A welder would be expected to handle the following repairs:
- Repair and installation of piping systems
- Mechanical systems repair
- Repair and construction of various metal structures
Welders are employed by welding contractors, repair facilities, hospitals, factories, and other maintenance companies.
Entry-level salary range – $24,000 to $30,000 per year
- Principles of TIG welding
- The AC-DC transformer welding machine
- Heat ranges and polarity needed for welding various metals
- Types of welding electrodes used for each material welded
- Welding positions; overhead, horizontal, vertical
- Shop safety
Through classroom lecture and hands on lab work, the student will learn the safe and practical applications of TIG welding. Training sessions are held in a technical skills welding lab/classroom. Lab is equipped with necessary supplies and tools to teach this course and allow students to principles of TIG welding.
Recommended Courses and Skills
There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.
For more information contact Jerry Hobson – Technical Skills Coordinator at 336.734.7726