Our training will expose learners to shop safety, common welding and cutting processes, blueprint reading, welding symbols, and thermal cutting practices. Training consists of three sessions: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Students who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion from Vantage Career Center. Vantage is an Accredited Test Facility for the American Welding Society (AWS). AWS certifications are nationally recognized by employers and prove the individual processes fundamental welding skills and knowledge. AWS tests are not part of the welding program and have a separate fee. Possessing an AWS certification is not a requirement for employment in this field.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
Each session (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) consists of 42 total hours of training completed in approximately 7 weeks.
All classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
An introduction to welding using both oxyacetylene flame and electric arc. Course includes shop safety, fusion of metals, identification of electrodes and equipment set up. Practice in running beads on flat, horizontal surfaces and joints included.
Beginning Class Dates: 09/07/21 - 10/21/21
Develop skills with further training and practice with gas and arc on vertical and overhead welding. Increase skills with brazing and cutting. TIG and MIG may be included along with Heli arc welding in all positions.
Intermediate Class Dates: 11/02/21 - 12/21/21
Participants will identify and concentrate on particular welding skills, identifying certifications they wish to achieve and directing efforts and practice towards enhancing and perfecting these skills in a safety -focused, instructor led lab.
Advanced Class Dates: 01/04/22 - 02/17/22
$500 with equipment (Welding Hood, Jacket, Gloves, Plyers, Safety Glasses)
$420 without equipment
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Vantage Career Center is an Accredited Test Facility for the American Welding Society.
With this accreditation we can test, and upon satisfactory completion, grant American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. These certifications are nationally recognized by employers and prove the individual possesses fundamental welding skills and knowledge. AWS tests must be scheduled in advance. Call Vantage to schedule an AWS certification test.
Tests available include:
| GTAW-ST 3F & 4F T-Joints ||$365|
| GTAW-AL 3F T-Joint & 4F Butt Joint ||$365 |
| SMAW API -1104 Pipe Welding 2 G & 5G positions with restrictions||$415 |
| SMAW E7018 3G & 4G Heavy 1" plate test for ALL positions||$435|
| GMAW 2G Heavy 1" plate test for ALL positions ||$365|
| GMAW-P 3G & 4G Heavy 1" plate test for ALL positions||$365 |
| GMAW-S Butt Joint on galvanized sheet metal||$215|
| FCAW 3G & 4G Heavy 1" plate test for ALL Positions ||$365|