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
2/13/2023
Next Start Date
2/23/23, 3/14/23
Available Start Dates
15 Months
Part Time
Program length
2/13/2023
Next Start Date
2/23/23, 3/14/23
Available Start Dates
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“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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