Two students observe another as he performs a weld

Training Dates & Locations


Schedule | TBA


Schedule | TBA


Schedule | TBA


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

Course Cost


Includes auto-darkening welding helmet, gloves and jacket.

Students must provide required leather work boots.

Program Description

Mid's Welding Short-Term Training is intended to introduce the necessary fundamental skills required for those interested in a welding career. This 120-hour program provides entry-level skills in safety practices, blueprint reading and welding symbols, and basic MIG welding. This training includes a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience.

Safety and Health for Welders

Students will be introduced to the hazards and safe work practices involved in welding and cutting to prevent injury and/or illness. Topics include personal protective equipment (PPE), lock out tag out (LOTO), and the safe handling of compressed gases.

Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols Interpretation

This understanding and interpretation of a variety of base welding and fabrication blueprints utilized in manufacturing is key to a welder's success. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to interpret basic welding symbols, welding requirements and NDT symbols.

Equipment and Supplies

Students will learn the parts of GMAW outfits and the supplies needed for them. These outfits consist of shielding gas, gas flow, wire feeder, and the welding gun. Students will also learn the welding principles and technical terms that are used in welding for the specific type of weld and metal used.

Equipment Assembly and Adjustment

Students will learn how to assemble and adjust a GMAW outfit properly, primarily using the welding machine in which all the cables, hoses, shielding gas supply, and the welding torch are connected.

Welding Positions and Joints

Students will learn the five basic welding joints (butt, lap, corner, T- and edge) and the four positions used to weld them. Welding positions are based on two principles: welding axis and welding face. Positions included in the training include flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead.

Weld Defects

Students will learn the several types of visible welding defects and the proper ways to correct them.

Making a Fillet Weld

Students will learn what a fillet weld is and the various ways a fillet weld is implemented.

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