Level 1 GMAW (MIG) - Mild Sheet Steel
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Level 1 GMAW - Mild Sheet Steel
Level 1 Welding is a beginning Gas Metal Arc Welding course designed for the student who has little-to-no experience in welding with the GMAW process, or who has had a long absence from welding. The course is designed to teach the safe use and operation of welding machines and equipment and proper welding technique. Students will begin by learning basic GMAW equipment and how to safely and effectively use it. Beginning with mild sheet steel, students will begin to learn how to properly set up their machines and perform basic welding exercises to develop skills. Next, students will advance to learning how to properly apply fillet and groove welds on basic joints such as T, butt, lap, and corner, using 10 and 18 gauge material, in order to learn how to control the "puddle" and heat.
The short term goal of this workshop is to prepare the student for advancement to the Level 2 GMAW Welding course and beyond.
NOTE: LADBS also requires welders to have passed the performance examination in the manual or SMAW process prior to issuing a semi-automatic (FCAW) certification.
33 hours of instruction
Check the Schedule for a list of courses currently open and offered. Instruction may be interrupted due to Holidays and special events. The course is offered in an "open enrollment" format, which allows a students to begin whenever space is available. Please check our calendar listing for availability.
Students must provide their own welding helmet, jacket or sleeves, proper GMAW gloves, and must wear 100% cotton, full length pants and clothing, as well as leather boots or shoes, and safety glasses, which must be worn at all times while in the shop.
Course Fee: $1766.00
Materials Fee: $350.00
* Outcomes will vary based on a students learning ability and commitment to the instruction presented.