With welders retiring at twice the pace of new welders coming into the field, it is anticipated that in the years to come there will be a need for 310,000 replacement and new positions. Grow your current skillset through this 30-hour training that focuses on Stick (SMAW) and MIG/wire feed (GMAW) welding. 

This course is designed as an introductory course to GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. Students will learn welding theory while getting applied training of welds in various positions on various materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Students will focus on production welding with the end goal of workplace readiness.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for any individuals who have always wanted to learn to weld, are looking to learn a different type of weld or looking to increase their skills and abilities for workforce purposes.

What Will I Learn?

  • Theory and techniques to properly set up and use welding equipment safely.
  • Weld utilizing fusion and filler rod addition on common joints found in the industry.
  • Weld in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • Weld common joints in all positions using solid and flux-cored wires on various material types. 
  • Develop the basic skills needed to fit and fabricate parts.
  • Welding theory for a deeper understanding of the welding process and troubleshooting.

Walk Away With

  • Training that will include 20+ hours of a hands-on demonstration of proper welding processes
  • Training that will prepare you for your welding qualification exam through the American Welding Society (optional)
  • Certification of completion provided by CSI Workforce Development & Training

Instructor Bio

Scott Price brings a unique talent and skill set to the Workforce Development & Training team. Scott is a graduate of Wyo-Tech and received his degrees in training on automotive, street rod and chassis fabrication. He is licensed as an ASE Certified Technician with 3 years of experience as a technician with Chevrolet. Scott has had 8 years of experience as a service advisor, 18 months as an auto body shop manager, and two years of experience as a service manager. Scott grew up in Union City, California and has a love for bikes and cars and it is his passion. He has been in Twin Fall, Idaho for 13 years and enjoys outdoor adventures such as camping, hiking, and all things water sports.