Welding: TIG

This is a one semester course designed to train the student in the basic principles of TIG 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.

Contact Michael Glontz at 336-757-3701 or mglontz@forsythtech.edu to see if you qualify and to schedule your scholarship orientation.  Or complete and submit the form below.

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Occupation Description

A welder would be expected to handle the following repairs:

  1. Repair and installation of piping systems
  2. Mechanical systems repair
  3. Repair and construction of various metal structures

Additional Information

Economic Workforce Development: Welding Technical Standards


Careers Available

Welders are employed by welding contractors, repair facilities, hospitals, factories, and other maintenance companies.


Occupational Outlook


Learning Objectives

Core topics:

  • 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

Prerequisite:  Must have completed ARC or MIG Welding.


Helpful Personal Attributes

Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.


Course Schedule

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
01/11/2022 - 05/03/2022
Tue, Thu
06:00PM - 09:00PM
GWIL Goodwill Industries 011
$230.00 9.90 148855
For more information please call 336.734.7023.