Welding Courses and Skills Training

You will learn to weld with confidence!

The training is designed as a combination of hands-on welding experience and classroom theory. Our welding courses account for many individual skill levels and are a great way to learn to weld for all levels of welding experience. Welding training students may progress to professional welders or use welding as part of their hobby.

Welding Programs and Skills Training courses allow students to develop a working knowledge of welding techniques, equipment setup, and operations. Instruction is available for Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding processes. Our welding courses are designed to serve the needs of many individual skill levels, from the beginner to the advanced welder. Welding is a skill to be developed, and at LWT we focus on individual practice to attain that skill.

EXCELLENT STUDENT – TO – CLASS RATIO

Our maximum class size in our ND locations is 12 students resulting in a student to class ratio of 12:1 &
our maximum class size in our MN location is 15 students resulting in a student to class ratio of 15:1.

HOURS AND DAYS OF ATTENDANCE

All classes meet daily, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm in our ND locations and 7:00am – 3:30pm in our MN location. The net instructional hours of our day class(es) are 8 clock hours per day, 5 days per week, 40 clock hours per week.  Orientation times for each class will be announced to the student upon acceptance into the desired course.

Students will be given one half hour for lunch.  A microwave and refrigerator are available for students to bring their own lunch if necessary.

Welding Programs

An LWT Program is designed to teach the multiple skills needed for a career discipline. It is a set of courses that span multiple weeks to create a more complete skill set.

PrintThe Fargo and Bismarck, ND and Ramsey, MN locations Welding Programs (not Skill Courses) are approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  Although the Skills Courses are not accredited by the ACCSC like our Welding Programs, we still will be offering the same standards and quality as our other classes.

To enroll in the Combination Welder I Program or the Combination Welder II Program, a copy of your high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts is required in order to start.

Welding Skills Training

A Welding Skills Training course are primarily targeted to those individuals that are looking to brush up on their knowledge or get a basic understanding of the skill for their hobby. They make great refresher courses as well.

AWS-SENSE-LogoThe American Welding Society SENSE Program is a comprehensive set of minimum Standards and Guidelines for Welding Education programs. LWT has incorporated SENSE into the curriculum to help insure an education that is consistent with other SENSE schools across the nation. This program is fully supported by the American Welding Society (AWS).

Gas Metal Arc Welding 

“The Gas Metal Arc process is dominant today as a joining process among the world’s welding fabricators. Despite its sixty years of history, research and development continue to provide improvements to this process, and the effort has been rewarded with high quality results. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), by definition, is an arc welding process which produces the coalescence of metals by heating them with an arc between a continuously fed filler metal electrode and the work.”

Definition and explanation from www.lincolnelectric.com

Course Schedule Start Dates:
Fargo, ND    Bismarck, ND   Ramsey, MN

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

“Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is an arc welding process that produces an arc between a no consumable tungsten electrode and the workpiece, creating a weld pool. The electrode, the arc, and the weld pool are protected from the atmosphere by a shielding gas.”

Definition and explanation from Welding Skills Fifth Edition by B.J. Moniz

Course Schedule Start Dates:
Fargo, ND    Bismarck, ND   Ramsey, MN

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

“Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is an arc welding process that produces an arc between a consumable, coated electrode and the workpiece, creating a weld pool. The arc and molten weld pool are protected by shielding gas produced by the electrode coating. The electrode coating also contains flux that forms a protective slag over the weld. Alloying elements can also be added to the electrode coating to produce a weld bead with different chemical and mechanical properties to suit a variety of applications, making SMAW a versatile process.”

Definition and explanation from Welding Skills Fifth Edition by B.J. Moniz

Course Schedule Start Dates:
Fargo, ND    Bismarck, ND   Ramsey, MN

PIPE Welding

“Pipe is used for transporting fluids under low pressure, such as with crosscountry pipelines, and for transporting fluids under high pressure, such as in refineries and power plants.”

Definition and explanation from Welding Skills Fifth Edition by B.J. Moniz

Course Schedule Start Dates:
Fargo, ND    Bismarck, ND   Ramsey, MN
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GTAW Pipe Welding Training

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Funding options are available to make your education affordable. Call us today. Course Description:  The welding discipline covered in this course

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