Welding 1 : Emily Griffith Technical College

Welding 1

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

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 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
$10,723
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
8 Months
Program length
1/31/2022
Next Start Date
5/23/22
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 01/31/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 05/23/2022
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: 02/03/2022
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: 05/31/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operation utilizing E-XX10 electrodes.

Start Date: 05/05/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operation utilizing E-XX18 electrodes.

Start Date: 05/24/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operations utilizing a variety of electrodes and advanced joint designs.

Start Date: 06/14/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
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: 07/05/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 02/23/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 06/16/2022
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: 05/02/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding I

Covers Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) operations on carbon steel utilizing various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: 04/12/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 203 Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Covers Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-S) operations utilizing self-shielded wire in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: 03/01/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 203 Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Covers Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-S) operations utilizing self-shielded wire in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: 06/23/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 204 Flux Cored Arc Welding II

Covers Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G) operations utilizing gas-shielded wire in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: 03/17/2022
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operation utilizing E-XX10 electrodes.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operation utilizing E-XX18 electrodes.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

Covers interpretation and creation of weld symbols and blueprints used in metal fabrication

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

Covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) operations utilizing a variety of electrodes and advanced joint designs.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 124 Intro-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Covers Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) operations in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding I

Covers Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) operations on carbon steel utilizing various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 203 Flux Cored Arc Welding I

Covers Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-S) operations utilizing self-shielded wire in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
WEL 204 Flux Cored Arc Welding II

Covers Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G) operations utilizing gas-shielded wire in various positions and joint designs.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
EMILY’S STORIES


“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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