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. 

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View program checklist below or download here.

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office after payment is confirmed.

  • ANSI-approved 8-inch high steel toe leather work boots, those without laces or with lace guards are recommended. Price ranges from $45-300
  • Cotton pants - Jeans are acceptable with no holes or frays
  • College-ruled spiral notebook with pen
  • Combination lock or lock with key

Required textbook to be purchased by student:

  • Modern Welding, 12th Edition
    • Author: Althouse, Turnquist, Bowditch
    • ISBN: 978-163563864
    • Course Code: WEL (all courses)

Toolkit is included and will be given during class.

On the first day of class policies, procedures, and orientation take place. Classes are completed at a quick pace, without breaks between classes. One class is covered in its entirety before moving to the next class and ranges from one to six weeks.

Our programs welcome new students multiple times throughout the year. As a student, you will likely experience being in the classroom with another cohort that may be learning different content than you.

Skilled Trades
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
8 Months
Full Time
Program length
15 Months
Part Time
Program length
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