Welding Basics

Next Course Set to Begin Mar. 5, 2018!

Whether you want to expand your welding knowledge or you are starting from scratch, you’ll receive a great introduction during the Welding Basics class offered at RTEC. During this introductory 48-hour course, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the basics of the following welding types:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cord Arc Welding
  • Aluminum Welding
  • Tig Welding

At the conclusion of the course, you will have a better understanding of the different types of welding and can choose to enroll in an upgrade course to build upon your skills and attempt to earn AWS certification.

Other topics to be covered in this basic course are:

  • Welding positions
  • Weld defects and repair
  • Welding symbols
  • Basic types of material
  • Safe operation of a cutting torch
  • Brazing and gas welding

The Welding Basics course, which is slated to be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will begin on Mar. 5, 2018, and end on Apr. 11, 2018. The next introductory course is scheduled to run from May 21 through July 2, 2018.

Applications are currently being accepted for all classes. Apply now and reserve a spot in the course which best matches your schedule! Cost of the course is $1,600 plus tax. For more information or to register, please contact RTEC at (605) 668-5700 or stop in at 1200 W. 21st St. in Yankton.


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