Randolph Center, VT
This basic metal inert gas (MIG) welding class starts with welding safety, a mandatory requirement for use of the Vermont Tech Welding Laboratory. This very hands-on, 2-day course will introduce students to MIG, Stick, and Oxy Acetylene welding techniques and will cover the basics including various types of metals and their properties as concerns welding, proper tank & pressure setup, what the ideal weld should look like, trouble shooting problem welds/weld areas, as well as examples of common items that require welding fixes. All experience levels welcome although this course is targetted toward the beginning weldor or the needs of the everyday/farm fix weldor. Upon completion, students will leave with enough knowledge and enthusiasm to buy their own small MIG welder and continue practicing!
Safety equipment is available but if students have their own they are welcome to bring from home: welding helmets, jackets, gloves, clear or shaded safety goggles/glasses, or any other welding safety equipment.
Requirements for the course: solid, close-toed boots (preferably leather); long pants without holes; long-sleeve, high neck shirt (crew or colared); if hair is long, a method to tie it back away from face.