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Noncredit Welding Courses

Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 and 2

In this two-part introductory course, you’ll gain skills on all types of joints in the fat, horizontal and vertical up-and-down positions using short circuiting transfer. Perform gas metal arc welding techniques per American Welding Society code standards. This course focuses on safety and proper machine set-up for metal thickness, wire size and speed.  Each part requires a separate registration.

Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 | $279
#63587, Truax-Main Building, 2/22-3/10, Tues/Thurs, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 | $279
#63588, Truax-Main Building, 3/22-4/7, Tues/Thurs, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 and 2

In this two-part introductory course, obtain a basic understanding of the gas tungsten arc welding process. Learn welding safety, equipment set-up/adjustment and more. Learn welding electrode identification, applications and shielding gases. Each part requires a separate registration.

Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 | $279
#63589, Truax-Main Building, 2/7-2/23, Mon/Wed, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 | $279
#63590, Truax-Main Building, 2/28-3/23, Mon/Wed, 6-9 PM

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 and 2

This advanced course is builds upon the skills and knowledge gained in the Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding course. Advanced your skills by performing a variety of weld joints in the flat and horizontal position using stainless steel and aluminum. Each part requires a separate registration.

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 | $279
#63591, Truax-Main Building, 3/28-4/13, Mon/Wed, 6-9 PM

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 | $279
#63592, Truax-Main Building, 4/18-5/4, Mon/Wed, 6-9 PM

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Metalworking Programs

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>FAST> Welding and Metal Fabrication Double Major

Double major in welding and metal fabrication with just one more semester of classes.
40 credits | Finish in 1-2 years

>>FASTER>> Welding Technical Diploma

Complete hands-on metal working projects and master essential welding skills. Our Welding program will prepare you for an entry-level position in welding, metal fabrication, construction or manufacturing.
29 credits | Finish in 1 year or less

>>FASTER>> Metal Fabrication Technical Diploma

Prepare for career success as a metalworker Learn how to take raw material, such as sheet metal, and convert it into a usable structure through layout, cutting, bending, assembling and a range of other processes.
31 credits | Finish in 1 year or less

>>>FASTEST>>> Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Technical Diploma

Learn the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding, including operating equipment, reading engineering blueprint and applying industry-safe working practices. Students in our GMAW program gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in welding, manufacturing or metal fabrication.
7 Credits | Finish in 4-12 months