Starting with the basics and advancing as far as the individual can manage, topics include oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, arc welding, familiarization with TIG welding, various metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Useful for job upgrading, artistic uses, do-it-yourself. At the end of this course students should have the welding skills needed to handle basic auto body welding repairs, build basic boxes, railings, benches, most hobbies, and some artistry.

PLEASE NOTE: The price of steel has risen steeply. The increased course fee reflects this increase.

Materials required for class:

  • Oxy-acetylene goggles: approximate price $9
  • Long leather welding gloves: approximate price $7
  • Safety glasses: approximate price $5
  • Proper work shoes/boots (no sandals or sneakers)
  • Long sleeve welding shirt (100% cotton shirt works as well, but two layers recommended)
  • Denim pants (blue jeans) or welding pants
  • Ear plugs: approximate price $5

Materials recommended for class:

  • Arc welding helmet with auto-dimming: approximate price $49-$54