MIG Welding Night Course

Product Description

Everything needed for class is included in price

GMAW, commonly known as MIG welding, is an extremely versatile process for joining metal. For those looking for a comprehensive training program in MIG welding, this 10-session course runs twice a week from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Classes features a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Our state-of-the-art facility boasts 16 welding stations with Miller MIG welding machines and a well-ventilated workspace for project layout and class collaboration. Students will also have access to TIG and Stick welders, plasma cutters and a variety of other metal shop equipment. Our instructors are both knowledgeable and motivated to teach you the basics of MIG welding. This class is designed for beginners and those who want to take their skills to the next level. Upon completion, students will be familiar with safety, equipment, equipment set up and proper welding techniques.

Tuition includes everything needed to successfully complete the program, but some students may want to purchase additional supplies or materials for projects. Both are available next door at Mahany Welding Supply.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Safety for Welders
  • The GMAW process
  • Types of GMAW equipment
  • Assembling a GMAW system
  • Welding steel in the Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead positions
  • Proper techniques for welding "tee","lap", "corner", "butt", and "edge" joints
  • Welding defects; causes and cures
  • Choosing proper filler metal alloy and size for the job
  • Techniques for MIG welding thin sheet metal
  • Techniques for MIG welding light structural and dissimilar thickness steel
  • Aluminum MIG welding equipment and proper welding techniques
  • Flux-cored steel filler metals and proper welding techniques
  • Plasma cutting equipment and proper cutting techniques (one-night overview)
  • GTAW (TIG) Equipment and proper technique (one-night overview)
  • Abrasives and metal finishing applications: products and safety 


  • 30-hour Course. Class meets twice a week for five weeks total.
  • Each class is from 6pm-9pm
  • Experience required: None
  • All materials and safety equipment included.
  • Pizza on last night of class
  • Complimentary coffee and vending machines available

Safety Equipment Included:

  • Students will receive jacket, gloves, beanie, safety glasses and ear plugs. Total value of $100
  • Students will use studio owned auto darkening helmets during the course

Upcoming Sessions: (10 classes total and each class is from 6pm-9pm)

  • Spring 2017 Session: Mar. 21, 23, 28, 30, Apr. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20  (Tues.+Thurs., 6pm-9pm)
  • Summer 2017 Session: July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2, 7, 9   (Mon.+Wed., 6pm-9pm)
  • Fall 2017 Session TBD


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