Holmes Community College Workforce Development is now offering a Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic Course on the Goodman Campus. Students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the five-week, 40-hour course. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. from Feb. 18 through March 19.
Individuals will be introduced to safety in the welding, welding equipment set-up, electrode selection and classification, and oxy-fuel cutting/set-up/operations. Emphasis will be on technique and proper welding position. Individuals must provide their own personal safety equipment, which includes: safety glasses, welding gloves, hearing protection, leather boots, a welding jacket (or long-sleeved 100 percent cotton shirt) and denim jeans or 100 percent cotton pants.
Holmes instructor Ben Lewis will teach the course, which costs $175. To sign up for the class, contact Judy Burrell at (662) 290-0808 ext. 6005.