Basic Structural Welder Course

(Welder I)

240 hours

You will learn all the basics from safety and welder setup to the welding of the 5 typical weld joints according to the American Welding Society.

  • Setup, usage and safety of cutting torch, plate beveling machine and plasma cutter

  • Grinder usage and safety

  • General Shop safety

  • AWS Welding symbols, terms, definitions

  • Interpretation of blueprints for practical applications

  • Setup and maintenance of SMAW, GMAW/FCAW welding equipment

  • SMAW, GMAW/FCAW welding of the typical joints in all positions


Morning, Full-time 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Evening, Part-time 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Registration Fee:      $100

Lab Fee:                    $1,164

Tools:                         $800 (optional)
Tuition:                      $3,588

Total:                         $5,652 (with tools)

*Welder I and Welder II courses may be combined with a $1,000 discount for $10,568.

(with tools)