Welding 1 : Emily Griffith Technical College

Welding 1

Our Welding 1 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. We offer both full-time and part-time classes to fit into your schedule.

The program focuses on developing critical welding skills, equipment setup, safety and basic welding metallurgy. You will also gain skills in types of metal, cutting and fabrication tools, welding positions, welding applications, and inspection and testing.

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

Graduates use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics Welding
  • Iron Working
  • Ornamental Fabrication
  • Materials Science
  • Metal Fabrication Specialist

There are a variety of fields you can work in as a welder, including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas and more. 

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Skilled Trades
$11,621
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
8 Months
Full Time
Program length
10/03/2022
Next Start Date
2/13/23, 2/23/23, 3/14/23
Available Start Dates
15 Months
Part Time
Program length
10/03/2022
Next Start Date
2/13/23, 2/23/23, 3/14/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

WEL 1000 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 02/13/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1000 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 10/03/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1000 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 02/23/2023
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 1000 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 03/14/2023
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 1001 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: 02/16/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1001 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: 10/06/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1001 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: 03/07/2023
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 1001 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: 03/23/2023
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 1003 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1003 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 01/10/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1004 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

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

Start Date: 05/25/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1004 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

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

Start Date: 01/30/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1006 Blueprint Reading forWelders and Fitters

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

Start Date: 05/11/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1010 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 06/14/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1010 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 02/15/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1021 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: 07/05/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1021 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: 03/07/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1024 Introduction to Gas TungstenArc Welding

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

Start Date: 03/21/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1045 Introduction to Robotic Welding

Introduces the use of the teaching pendent to program a robotic welding machine. Will cover basic terminology, machine safety, programming of all six axis points, and weld sequencing. Provides practical application in programing and operating a robot welding machine.

Start Date: 05/03/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 1075 Special Topics

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest

Start Date: 04/25/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2001 Gas Metal Arc Welding I

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

Start Date: 04/20/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2001 Gas Metal Arc Welding I

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

Start Date: 12/07/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2003 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: 03/08/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2003 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: 10/26/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2003 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: 04/20/2023
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 2003 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: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 2004 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: 03/27/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2004 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: 11/14/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 2004 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: 05/31/2023
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 2004 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: 06/20/2023
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 2060 GTAW Stainless & Aluminum I

Examines theory and techniques used in basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) of stainless steel and aluminum in the flat and vertical positions including equipment adjustment, tungsten electrodes types, and the use of different gases.

Start Date: 04/17/2023
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
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Nia initially came to Emily Griffith to get her GED after she discovered she was pregnant. She left off for a while but decided to return last spring. A big motivation for returning was to show her kids that it is never too late to come back to school. 

She had a lot of anxiety around the new test and was initially discouraged after she stared class. But her teacher was so supportive, she knew she could do it this time. And she did! She finished and passed all of her tests this June! 

Now she’s planning on getting her certificate in Phlebotomy at Emily Griffith starting in January. She is in recovery and is interested in working in a rehab facility in order to help others going through the recovery process. 

She says it’s never too late to finish your education, “If you want to do it, go back and do it!”

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