Intro to Welding 101

Program Overview

The Basic Welding program is designed as an introduction to welding. Students will learn safety, welding processes, and terminology. Students will get hands-on practice with multiple welding processes. This course is not a required pre-requisite for the Certified Welding program. Topics include: Fundamentals, Safety, Types of Welds, Welding Processes (Oxy-Acetylene, GMAW, SMAW, GTAW), Oxy Fuel/Plasma Cutting, and General Rigging.

Student welding with other students watching
Bridget Fausey

Bridget Fausey


Brett Hertzler

Brett Hertzler




Admissions Process

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36 hours, evening

Certification Available

Certifications not available for short-term welding programs at this time.

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Required Items

  • Welding Hood, any make or model works, buy something comfortable, durable and lenses are easily accessible. Look into hoods that have a grinding and cutting feature. This will keep you from needed to wear a face shield when grinding or cutting.
  • Welding Gloves. I would recommend Purchasing multiple pairs. I prefer the Tillman brand. The light, medium and gauntlet style are all useable. I would recommend a pair of each.
  • Welding Coat. Whether it be a green, flame resistant (FR) coat or heavy duty leather it all comes down to preference.
  • Safety Glasses are a must!!!
  • Steel toe leather boots. Also look into purchasing leather laces.
  • 100% cotton jeans. No dickies or cargo style.