Randolph Center, VT
At the end of this training you will have the skills to fix equipment around the farm, house or business.
The training focuses on basic welding skills. This basic welding class starts with welding safety, a mandatory requirement for use of the Vermont Tech Welding Laboratory. With a hands-on approach, this course will introduce students to MIG, STICK and TIG welding techniques. It will cover the basics, including various types of metals and their properties as concerns welding, proper tank & pressure setup, what the ideal weld should look like as well as what kind of defects occur that produce poor welds. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn how to use a plasma cutter to accurately cut various types of metals.
All experience levels are welcome, although this course is targeted towards beginners who want to get into welding or those looking for the skills necessary to feel comfortable fixing equipment around the farm. Upon completion, students will leave with enough knowledge and enthusiasm to buy their own small welder and continue practicing! Safety equipment is available, however, if students have their own they are welcome to bring from home: welding helmets, fire-resistant jackets, gloves, clear or shaded safety goggles/glasses, or any other welding safety equipment. Requirements for the course: solid, close-toed boots (preferably leather); long pants without holes; long-sleeve, high neck shirt (crew or collared); if hair is long, a method to tie it back away from face.