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Calendar Mar 24, 2020

Ed2Go offers various types of online learning opportunities. You can contact Vermont Student Acceptance Corp (VSAC) and ask about their non-degree grants. If VSAC pays for the course, let us know and we'll work with you to get registered and on your way. If you want to pay for it yourself, you can take care of that directly with Ed2Go by entering your credit card information. Please see the following links:

Career Training (can lead to certifications): https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

Shorter Courses: https://www.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

 

Welding Technology II with Gear Package

$840

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin October 7 to December 16, 2021 6:00 – 9:00pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

Includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more basic training.   Welding II is a next step for those who have taken Welding I or have welding experience. Students work on skills specific to their interest or need. Metal Inert Gas -MIG, Tungsten Inert Gas - TIG, ARC and Oxy-acetylene on various materials and stock configurations are covered.  Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. Helmet and gloves are available for use.

Full Course

Welding Technology II without Gear Package

$640

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin October 7 to December 16, 2021 6:00 – 9:00pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more basic training.   Welding II is a next step for those who have taken Welding I or have welding experience. Students work on skills specific to their interest or need. Metal Inert Gas -MIG, Tungsten Inert Gas - TIG, ARC and Oxy-acetylene on various materials and stock configurations are covered.  Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. Helmet and gloves are available for use.

Full Course

Build Your Welding Skills with Gear Package

$840

with Tom Owen

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Build Your Welding Skills with Gear Package. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run October 18 to November 17, 2021 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 weeks), 30 hours. 

Designed for all levels. You work with the instructor to identify your goals in the 30 hour class. By keeping the class size small, you can build your welding skills whether you're looking to learn the basics, putting more hours in the welding booth to further improve your skills, or seeking welding certifications.

This course provides students access to four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. 

This course includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

Full Course

Build Your Welding Skills without Gear Package

$640

with Tom Owen

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Build Your Welding Skills without Gear Package. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run October 18 to November 17, 2021 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 weeks), 30 hours. 

Designed for all levels. You work with the instructor to identify your goals in the 30 hour class. By keeping the class size small, you can build your welding skills whether you're looking to learn the basics, putting more hours in the welding booth to further improve your skills, or seeking welding certifications.

This course provides students access to four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. 

Welding gear is available to use.

Full Course

Welding Technology II with Gear Package

$840

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin February 3 to April 7, 2022 6:00 – 9:00pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

Includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more basic training.   Welding II is a next step for those who have taken Welding I or have welding experience. Students work on skills specific to their interest or need. Metal Inert Gas -MIG, Tungsten Inert Gas - TIG, ARC and Oxy-acetylene on various materials and stock configurations are covered.  Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. Helmet and gloves are available for use.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 8 payments of $82.22, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $82.24.

Welding Technology II without Gear Package

$640

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin February 3 to April 7, 2022 6:00 – 9:00pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more basic training.   Welding II is a next step for those who have taken Welding I or have welding experience. Students work on skills specific to their interest or need. Metal Inert Gas -MIG, Tungsten Inert Gas - TIG, ARC and Oxy-acetylene on various materials and stock configurations are covered.  Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. Helmet and gloves are available for use.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 9 payments of $60.00, paid every two weeks.

Welding - Advanced (3G and 4G SMAW Limited Thickness, All Positions Certifications) with Gear Package

$1,050

with Tom Owen

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Previous welding experience is required.

Class runs Mondays and Tuesdays, February 7 - March 15, 2022, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (6 weeks). 

Tuition excludes cost for certification attempt(s). Cost for each certification is $100.00 made payable to Advanced Welding Institute (AWI). This course includes up to two certifications. Cost to retake certification is $50.00. 

For financial assistance please contact VSAC at 877-961-4369.

Includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

One of the most common welding codes is the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 which covers structural steel welding like for a car trailer, a machine support or a handrail. The combination welding certifications that you can work to earn in this course will be a 3/8 inch plate test and it is the limited thickness procedure. It certifies you to weld plate from 1/8 to 3/4 of an inch thick. The shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) a.k.a. “stick welding” is the process preferred for most outdoor work and the 3G and 4G combo welding certifications certify you to do fillet welds in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F positions, and groove welds in the 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical), 4G (overhead) positions, on structural steel. It also certifies you to do fillet welds on pipe with a minimum diameter of 24 inches.

You may have wondered, "how do I become a certified welder?" “Do I need to become certified?” It’s a tricky question to answer because there is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything. Most welding certification tests are done under the codes written by AWS or ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.) There is a specific code written for almost every application of welding. Many welded components are also not required to follow a code; therefore, no certification is required. Unlike the plumbing or electrical trades, welding certification is not a "license". You will need to know what welding process you intend to use (Stick, TIG or MIG), material types and thickness, as well as what positions you will use in production. 

NOTE: These welding certifications expire after three years, or after six months of not welding in this technique. It's recommended to maintain a log at least once a month and have it signed by a witness.

For additional training, please contact the Advanced Welding Institute in South Burlington at 802-660-0600 or awi.edu.

Welding Career Outlook

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 19 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.




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