Loading Classes / Programs / Events

« All Classes / Programs / Events

Welding Fundamentals

Tuesday, August 6 @ 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 31 @ 9:00 PM

G3 FastForward This is a G3 FastForward Grant Program: These programs are short-term training courses resulting in industry credentials for high-demand professions in our region. If you have been a Virginia resident for at least the past 12 months, you may be able to take this class for 1/3 of the total cost (FastForward price) or at $0 cost if you qualify for G3. See our G3 Financial Assistance Grant information. Please contact our office via phone (540-868-7021) or email [email protected] prior to registering.

Welding Fundamentals Program Pricing:

  • Regular/Full Price: $3,495
  • FastForward Price: $1,165
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0


Course Description:

The Welding Fundamentals class is the first in a series designed to equip students with the skills required for a successful welding career. This class will teach various welding techniques and processes, industry practices, and safety protocol. The primary focus will be on SMAW welding, with an introduction to FCAW welding. Students will gain hands-on practice welding different types of joints on flat plate (1G), vertical up (3G) and overhead (4G) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to attempt the D1.1 SMAW Plate Welder qualification exam in the SMAW process aligned with the American Welding Society (AWS). Take the first step in developing a well-rounded and in-demand skill set! Textbooks, supplies, and testing are included in tuition.

Student Handbook and Resources:
  • American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 SMAW Plate Positions: flat plate (1G), vertical up (3G) and overhead (4G) positions.


Tuesday, August 6 @ 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 31 @ 9:00 PM
Class / Program / Event Categories:


Laurel Ridge Middletown Campus
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22654 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website