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Arc Welding Fundamentals

A career in welding is for those who are detail oriented, have physical strength, and manual dexterity. It takes both skill and practice to become proficient in this field.  

Arc Welding Fundamentals introduces you to the basic skills, equipment, and accessories needed for welding. Students learn basic safety practices, to understand welding symbols, and to experience hands-on training that leads to a career in welding.

By the end of the course, students have a basic understanding of:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GMAW or TIG)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Oxyfuel Cutting (OFC). 

Program Overview

Certificate of Completion

Approximately 6 weeks

Matt Baylis


Required Course

Arc Welding Fundamentals
Classes take place at Harford Technical High School and are taught by an American Welding Society (AWS)  Certified Welder. 

What can I do when I complete this program?

Welders can work in a variety of fields and are in high demand! Upon completion of this course, students are able to apply for entry-level welding jobs on construction sites, in the auto repair field, with fabrication companies or any number of other businesses who employ welders.