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Math and Measurements Night Course for Welding

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This class is intended to provide support and additional training for students enrolled in our Industry Certificate Welding & Fabrication Program. This includes candidates still in the admissions process AND/ OR already accepted students. With that said, all interested students are welcome to enroll.

Mathematics comes into play regardless of the industry or discipline.  We need to have a fundamental understanding of mathematical computations not just for reading blueprints, job orders or during layout but also when we are welding and making technique adjustments for different joints.

Without math, the types and complexity of welding projects that we can complete independently will be limited, thereby limiting our employment options. Nearly every project will require that we can read plans, layout parts (both for cutting and placement) and that those parts have been both measured and placed accurately. If we can’t do this, we could end up wasting an employer’s time and materials and quickly be out of a job.

There are two main areas of math that are crucial for welders: arithmetic and geometry.  This course reinforces basic arithmetic as used in real world examples and problems from the welding and fabrication industry. It will also cover common measurement tools and how to use them.  The companion class, Basic Drawing and Layout, will cover geometry.

Note that this is not the same high school math class that most of us slept through, we will be showing you real world application of shop math to help reinforce the skills needed for the Career Welding and Fabrication Program.

    Upcoming Sessions: (10 classes total and each class is from 6pm-8pm)

    • Currently unavailable, next session coming soon


    • 20-hour Course. Class meets twice a week, for five weeks total.
    • Each class is from 6pm-8pm, on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Experience required: None
    • This is an academic class. We will NOT be welding.
    • Complimentary coffee and vending machines available

    Course Materials

    • Pencil and/or pen
    • Ruler
    • Digital Caliper
    • Tape Measure
    • Construction paper
    • Scissors
    • Tape

    Class breakdown

    • 20-30 min lecture
    • 15-25 min questions
    • 15 min break
    • 10 min review
    • 50 min questions and exercises

    Glove Size and Jacket Size {disregard}:

    • Just choose a size for jacket and gloves to complete the order. We won't be welding or doing any fabrication for this class, but that selection is needed to checkout.

    PLEASE READ: Student Health / Refund Policy / Age / Dress Code

    NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students.

    Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

    Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes) OR approval from Department Director.

    Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, shorts, skirts, or highly flammable clothing.

    Math and Measurements Night Course for Welding

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