Welding: Basics and Beyond
Have you ever wanted to learn how to weld? You are not alone; welding is used in thousands of ways from creating art to building spaceships! Its origins go back to ancient times and welding is an exciting and rewarding process. Whether you are an artist, a weekend warrior, or curious about welding as a career, in this introductory course you will learn various welding methods and techniques such as GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG), and SMAW (stick). You will also learn about different types of welding equipment, basic welding safety, and the use of various tools to prepare metals for welding. This course is geared for the beginner but all skill levels are welcome.
A welder would be expected to handle the following repairs:
- Repair and installation of piping and structural 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.
- Principles of ARC/MIG and TIG welding
- The AC-DC transformer welding machine
- Heat ranges and polarity needed for welding various metals
- Types of welding rods/wire 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 ARC 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 ARC/MIG and TIG welding.
Recommended Courses and Skills
There are no prerequisites, but a strong mechanical ability is very important.
There are no courses available
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