The Schoolcraft College Welding Technology Course is considered the top welding program in the state of Michigan.
The intro class is Welding 110. It’s 4 hours per week for 15 weeks and costs around $800.00. There are several other classes to choose from.
The training is 80% hands-on, 20% textbook work.
You will be firing live electricity into metal sections to create an arc that burns up to 20,000° F.
You will learn Mig (wire welding), Stick (weld with two different electrodes), Tig (steel & aluminum), and Gas welding (old school).
Each student is assigned a welding booth and welding helmet. You will need to buy safety goggles, fire-resistant jacket, long pants (Duluth Jeans), gloves.
You will also learn about plasma cutting, spot welding, shielding gases (ie: CO2, argon, helium, oxygen), removing slag with a chipping hammer, you can take a separate course on learning fabrication, etc.
The American Welding Society’s (AWS) criteria for a good weld is “continuity”.
If you are interested in a career as a welder or if you are a hobbyist who wants to learn more, this course is for you.
Schoolcraft College Welding Technology Course
13001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Questions? Contact instructor Coley McLean
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