We offer four different welding classes for Adult Enrichment students: Welding for Beginners, Welding I, Welding II, and Welding III. Click on each tab below to learn more about what is covered in each course.
This course is for a beginning welder who would like to explore welding before committing to a longer, more rigorous program. It is also for the student who has some basic welding skills, but needs some guidance from our instructor and our professional lab while working on personal projects. These courses are designed for both the beginning welder and the experienced welder looking to upgrade his or her skills. The courses are self-directed welding experience. You can learn the particular process you need without spending time on skills outside of your focus. You will begin welding on the first night of class, as the class is almost entirely hands-on.
January 8, 2024 - February 26, 2024
Mondays, 6pm - 9pm
The Welding I course is beginning theory with an introduction to safety in welding. It should include instructions on the safe operation and hands-on applications of oxyacetylene welding, cutting, brazing, and shield metal arc welding. The welding defects associated with oxyacetylene welding, torch brazing, cutting, shielded metal arc welding, filler metal selection of electrodes. The filler metal designation system, weld ability of metals and defects associated with SMAW, plasma cutting and air carbon arc gouging.
Jackson Area Manufacturing Association
March 5, 2024 - April 25, 2024
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm - 9pm
This is a welding course in GMAW (gas metal arc welding formally known as MIG welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding formally known as TIG welding) processes and techniques. Topics will include safety, use of equipment, power sources, shielding gases, filler metals, welding techniques, troubleshooting, weld defects and welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.
This course covers theory and fundamental application of welding as required in the fabrication of aluminum and stainless steel. It also includes development of basic skills in preparation, cutting and welding of these unique materials. Students can expect hands-on experience with GMAW and GTAW on aluminum and stainless steel.