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Welding Technology I with Gear Package

$840

with Tom Owen

Calendar Jan 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Welding Technology I. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run January 16 to February 15, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 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 beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 5 payments of $123.33, paid weekly. Final payment of $123.35.

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Welding Technology I without Gear Package

$640

with Tom Owen

Calendar Jan 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Welding Technology I. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run January 16 to February 15, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 weeks), 30 hours. 

This course is designed for beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered.   

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 6 payments of $90.00, paid weekly.

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Welding Technology II with Gear Package

$840

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin February 9 to April 13, 2023, 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 weekly. Final payment of $82.24.

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Welding Technology II without Gear Package

$640

with Dan Marcotte

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology II-Thursday Class will begin February 9 to April 13, 2023, 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 weekly.

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

$1,050

with Tom Owen

Calendar Mar 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Previous welding experience is required.

Class runs Mondays and Wednesdays, March 13 to April 19, 2023, 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 13 payments of $67.85, paid weekly. Final payment of $67.95.

Welding - Advanced (3G and 4G SMAW Limited Thickness, All Positions Certifications) without Gear Package

$850

with Tom Owen

Calendar Mar 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Previous welding experience is required.

Class runs Mondays and Wednesdays, March 13 -  April 19, 2023, 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.

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 13 payments of $53.57, paid weekly. Final payment of $53.59.

Welding Technology I with Gear Package

$840

with Tom Owen

Calendar May 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Welding Technology I. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run May 1 to May 31, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 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 beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 10 payments of $74.00, paid every two weeks.

Welding Technology I without Gear Package

$640

with Tom Owen

Calendar May 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Welding Technology I. Classes will take place Monday & Wednesday and will run May 1 to May 31, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (5 weeks), 30 hours. 

This course is designed for beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered.   

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 10 payments of $54.00, paid every two weeks.




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