Our Welding Program

Welcome to the Welding Program at the New England School of Metalwork! Our goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to consistently produce high quality welds. Approximately 10% of each course is spent in the classroom learning the technical aspects of welding. Classroom topics include welding safety, electrode classification, weld metal transfers, process technique, shielding gases, and basic troubleshooting. Most of each program is devoted to hands on training in the welding booths. Here students learn how to strike and maintain an arc that results in a correctly sized and placed weld bead.

Full time and Comprehensive Courses

The twelve week 360 hour welding and twelve week 360 hour pipe welding programs are designed for those students who wish to enter the trade in the shortest period of time. Many of the graduates of these programs have found employment in the construction and fabrication fields. Both programs have prerequisites for enrollment. Courses run for 12 weeks, 9 am to 3:30 pm daily. The required safety equipment and registration fees are included in the cost of both programs.

Night Courses

Our Night classes meet either on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. All night courses consist of eight classes – 24 hours total. Enrollment is easy – simply select a specific course and we’ll place you in the first available session. The school recommends that students with little or no welding experience begin with the Basic welding programs before attempting any of the Intermediate or Advanced classes.  To keep costs down, we require that all night students supply their own basic protective equipment – welding helmet, jacket, gloves, safety glasses, and beanie. The school can provide students with either a basic or upgraded safety equipment package for an additional fee below.

TUITION/FEES:      $500.00 ($470.00 tuition plus $30.00 registration fee)Tuition includes instruction and all materials. Full payment is due at the time of enrollment.

OPTIONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT PACKAGES - choose these options at check out.

Basic Package: Includes standard flip up shaded glass welding helmet, cotton welding jacket, gloves, safety glasses and beanie.      $80.00

Upgraded Package: Includes auto-darkening welding helmet, leather sleeved cotton welding jacket, gloves, safety glasses, and beanie.      $150.00

One Day Courses

The eight hour Day clinics in GMAW/Mig and GTAW/Tig are “crash course” workshops for both beginner and experienced welders alike. The clinics allow new students the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of welding and attain new skills in a short period of time. Both clinics are ideal for experienced welders who wish to try some new process or perfect a specific welding application. The school provides all of the safety equipment required for the day.

 

Safety is extremely important in our programs. All welding students are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes or boots (steel toed highly recommended), and must adhere to all of NESM’s safety requirements.

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