Welding 1

Add some spark to your career with a certificate in Welding! There are a variety of fields you can work in as a welder, including aerospace, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas and more. 

At Emily Griffith, our Welding program will give you hands-on experience in key welding processes, including gas metal arc welding, thermal cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy fuel cutting and welding. 

The program focuses on developing critical welding skills, equipment setup, safety, and basic welding metallurgy. You will also gain skills in blueprint reading, metal types, and the welding applications to use with them, metal cutting and fabrication tools, welding positions, and weld inspection and testing.

Latest technology: Our welding program is lab-based, so you’ll spend the majority of your time gaining experience with welding equipment and processes. Plus our coursework is aligned with the American Welding Society’s SENSE Standards. 

Convenient classes: We offer both full-time and part-time classes to fit into your schedule.

High-demand career: Welders are always in demand! 

Want more information? Get the Welding 1 Program Flyer and the Welding 1 Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Welding 1 Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Welding 1 program use their certificate to up their technology game at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics Welding
  • Iron Working
  • Ornamental Fabrication
  • Materials Science
  • Metal Fabrication Specialist
Skilled Trades
$9,799
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
8 Months
Full-time program length
8/24/2020
Next Start Date
Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College

Course Information

Required Courses

WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

Start Date: 11/09/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety, locating essential safety information from a code or other standard, and identifying and applying shop safety procedures.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes

Covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes

Covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes

Covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.

Start Date: 08/27/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 101 Allied Cutting Processes

Covers setting up equipment and performing cutting and gouging operations utilizing the oxyacetylene, air carbon arc, exothermic, and plasma arc cutting processes. This course will also provide an introduction to blueprint reading.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-6010 electrodes. Layout procedures and practices will also be introduced.

Start Date: 10/29/2020
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-6010 electrodes. Layout procedures and practices will also be introduced.

Start Date: 10/29/2020
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-6010 electrodes. Layout procedures and practices will also be introduced.

Start Date: 09/22/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Start Date: 12/14/2020
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Start Date: 12/14/2020
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers performing safety inspections, making minor repairs, adjusting operating parameters, and operating SMAW equipment utilizing E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers safety inspections, minor repairs, operating parameters, operation of SMAW equipment, and SMAW operations on groove and fillet welds utilizing E-6010 and E-7018 electrodes. Layout procedures will be practiced during this course.

Start Date: 10/27/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 121 Structural Welding I

Covers theory and practice in oxy-acetylene processes with emphasis toward AWS welder qualification with mild steel electrode E-7018 welding in the horizontal and vertical position.

Start Date: 11/12/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the flux core arc welding equipment.

Start Date: 12/03/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the shielded metal arc welding equipment.

Start Date: 10/20/2020
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the shielded metal arc welding equipment.

Start Date: 10/20/2020
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the shielded metal arc welding equipment.

Start Date: 09/16/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Teaches how to safely set up and operate the shielded metal arc welding equipment.

Start Date: 12/08/2020
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
EMILY’S STORIES


“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be."

Jessica Blackburn’s parents always encouraged her to find a skilled trade. “I always loved learning about the human body and how things work so part of me has always thought about being a nurse,” says Jessica

But training to be a nurse can be expensive. So she decided to come take her CNA classes at Emily Griffith. 

“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be,” says Jessica. “The atmosphere is super friendly; I loved being in Mrs. Law’s class.” 

She was impressed by how much the class prepared her for her boards. “I was absolutely more confident in my skills than others taking the boards that day,” she says. 

She finished the program in October and began working as a home health aide. And more recently she got a job as a CNA in the telemetry unit at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center, where she will be assisting with monitoring vital signs.  

She would definitely recommend the Emily Griffith CNA program to others. “It prepares you for the real world,” says Jessica. “It’s a welcoming place and they really want you to succeed.” 

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