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. 10 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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