Welding Course

Person in protective gear while weldingAbout this Course

Welding is an 80-hour program that teaches the fundamentals of common welding and cutting technologies based on American Welding Society (AWS) national standards. Students will be exposed to essential skills and can practice the use of several types of welding equipment. This course will prepare students for apprenticeships, direct employment, and/or college programs in the welding field.

Welding and fabrication will consist of classroom lectures, group work, and laboratory hands-on experience. Students will gain the ability to read and comprehend blueprints, welding symbols, terminology, and demonstrate project layout from weld procedure sheet and project execution. Students will be prepared to be certified with AWS SENSE Level 1.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Professionalism/Careers
  • Safety
  • Blueprint reading
  • Mathematics
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/STICK) - classroom theory and lab
  • Oxy-Acetylene - classroom theory and lab
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) - classroom theory and lab
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG) – classroom theory and lab
  • Flux Cored Arc welding (FCAW/Inner shield)– classroom theory and lab
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG) – classroom theory and lab

Course Schedule

This course will run for 80 hours and will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30-5:30p.m. at the Genesee Career Institute.