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Combination Welding Technology

Start Hands-on Training at Our Welding Trade School

Put it all together with career training in welding! At Apex Technical School, students will learn the gas and electric welding processes, manual and automatic cutting techniques, blueprint reading for metal layout and fabrication including welding thin through thick metals, exotic metals, pipe welding and tube welding.

Our welding trade school began in October of 1979 and teaches skills for entry-level positions. Many students wonder: How long is welder school? Each division of the Combination Welding Technology program combines concepts in the classroom and practice in the shop for a total of 900 hours of training for skills that are needed on the job.

Welder training classes are available full time and part time to meet your needs. Welding classes start every few weeks. Contact us for more information about the combination welding school at Apex.

Explore our Combination Welding Classes

Wondering what to expect when you enroll in welding classes? The combination welding school at Apex teaches about the four main types of welding. Find out more about our welding courses below. If you have questions about the welding program, contact us today.

  • Blueprint Reading and Fabrication: Students learn to read blueprints and the trade math skills of addition, subtraction, the multiplication and division of linear measurements. The use of fractions, decimals, and the metric system are all part of precision instrument applications.
  • Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing: The welding processes performed in this welding class concentrate on maintenance and repair welding techniques.
  • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW):In this welding course, students will use AC, AC/DC welding machines to produce single pass, multiple pass, and multi-directional surfacing welds.
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW): Students will be taught the set up parameters and welding procedures for GMAW and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) welding.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW): In this welding course, students will learn the set up parameters and welding procedures of GTAW and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW): This advanced welding course will cover the use of AC/DC welding equipment. All joint preparations are accomplished by either manual or automatic cutting equipment.