Antelope Valley School District

Welding Workshop

This course is for the beginning/intermediate/advanced welder who would like some basic to advanced welding skills, but needs some guidance or expert advice from an instructor during the classroom lab while working on personal projects.  All personal projects require the students to purchase their own supplies as they are not included in the price of the class.

Due to COVID requirements, students must provide their own helmets, gloves, and welding jackets (better than aprons). Basic kits can be purchased at any local hardware store or AMAZON.com. For example, the kit below can be purchased at a local hardware store for under $40.   

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These courses are designed for both the beginning welder to the experienced welder looking to upgrade his or her skills.  The courses are self-directed welding experiences.  You will learn the welding process you need without spending time on skills you will not use.  You will begin welding the first night of class once a safety test has been passed. Your 6 week course is almost entirely hands-on.

Students will learn and apply basic and advanced welding techniques as they decide the importance of projects and needs for welding.  As your instructor I can provide ideas, or you can bring your own original concepts and get help turning your vision into art or great work skills for job placement or advancement.

ACQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar
  • Weld materials together, like a blow-torch or automated machinery
  • Calculating the exact specifications and dimensions of what and how materials need to be welded together
  • Career Readiness

WHAT IS IT?

Welding is the process of joining or melting two or more pieces of metal, plastic, or glass together as part of the manufacturing process of building a larger structure, product, or machine. Fabrication is the process of creating an entire product made out of metal, plastic, or glass, from the design, to layout, to the finished product.

What will it do?

Welding is the process of joining or melting two or more pieces of metal, plastic, or glass together as part of the manufacturing process of building a larger structure, product, or machine. Fabrication is the process of creating an entire product made out of metal, plastic, or glass, from the design, to layout, to the finished product.

LEADS TO THESE JOBS:

  • Code Pipe, Plate or Structural Welder
  • Construction or Maintenance Welder
  • Mass Production Welder Tacker
  • Robot Welder Technician
  • Welder Assembler
  • Welder Assistant or Apprentice
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Inspector/Tester
  • Welding Production Manager

Is this for me?

  • Manual labor
  • Long days
  • Enjoys math and science
  • Attention to detail