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
$9,799
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
8 Months
Program length
8/16/2021
Next Start Date
9/13/21, 9/22/21, 10/11/21, 11/1/21, 1/31/22, 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: 10/11/2021
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 09/13/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 100 Safety for Welders

Covers the hazards of welding on health and safety.

Start Date: 11/01/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 10/14/2021
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: 09/22/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 11/10/2021
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: 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: 01/31/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 04/13/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 103 Basic Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 06/06/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 02/16/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

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

Start Date: 05/23/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

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

Start Date: 08/16/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 104 Basic Shielded Metal Arc II

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

Start Date: 08/16/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 05/04/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 08/16/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 09/22/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 09/16/2021
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 06/06/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 106 Blueprint Readng-Welders/Fitters

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

Start Date: 06/06/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 03/08/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
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 110 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc I

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

Start Date: 09/22/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 09/22/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 03/24/2022
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: 06/30/2022
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: 08/16/2021
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: 11/01/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 11/01/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 124 Intro-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 04/18/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
WEL 124 Intro-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 08/30/2021
Instructor: Jessica Lanka
WEL 124 Intro-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 04/27/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 124 Intro-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 04/27/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 11/03/2021
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: 11/01/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 01/10/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 12/02/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
WEL 162 Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 12/02/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 01/25/2022
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: 04/04/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
WEL 163 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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

Start Date: 05/23/2022
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: 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: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
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: 02/16/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 04/13/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding I

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

Start Date: 03/15/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 03/15/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 11/09/2021
Instructor: Matthew Sartorio
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: 11/10/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 01/20/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 12/14/2021
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 12/14/2021
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 06/22/2022
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: 12/02/2021
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: 01/10/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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: 03/01/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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 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: 02/03/2022
Instructor: Trina Tenorio
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: 02/03/2022
Instructor: Justin Maxheimer
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


Helen won a Teacher's Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC's Chef's Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel.

Helen Lee was born in China and grew up in Vietnam before moving to the United States. She came to Emily Griffith after the medical supply company she worked for here in Denver moved to Mexico. 

With the help of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, she was able to take English classes at Emily Griffith, and improve her English skills. But Helen didn’t stop there! She made a plan to pursue technical training so she could get a job of her choosing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, and the Professional Baking program soon after that. 

In March, Helen completed her Culinary Arts training and she is now just a month away from finishing the Professional Baking training, too. She loves the freedom and creativity that baking brings, and enjoys working in the bakery department at Village Inn, where she started in January, because they respect her and appreciate her skills. 

Helen says she is determined to complete everything she puts her mind to, and even though learning can be hard, she will never give up! One day, Helen hopes to work in a place where she can teach others what she knows.

Helen won a Teacher’s Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC’s Chef’s Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel. Congratulations Helen! 

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