Welding Essentials is a 600 hour program designed to prepare you for entry level employment in various industries utilizing a variety of welding processes. Welding processes included are shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxygen-fuel welding, cutting & brazing and plasma & carbon air arc cutting. Please refer to the course syllabus for further explanation of program completion requirements. Welding can be a physically demanding profession which may require working in arduous conditions. It offers a wide range of opportunities for those who like to work with their hands. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, construction, structural steel, ornamental & architectural metals, art and many allied trades. Welding is used in almost every industry in the US and around the world.
How long does it take?
(Approx. 8 months)
How much does it cost?
When can I get started?
Courses are instructor-assisted open labs. You can start this program anytime. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.
Gainful Employment Information
There are a variety of jobs with an education in welding, such as:
- Welding Technician
- Welding Inspector
- Structural Metal Worker
- Metal Cutting
- Sheet-metal Worker
- Materials Engineers
Please visit the American Welding Society to explore the benefits of a welding career.
Our welding lab is sponsored by Linocln Electric.
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