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Campus News

July 31, 2018

Welding and machining classes set to begin this fall

Registration is underway for both workforce development programs

Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College will be offering Welding and Machining classes starting in September. Both workforce development programs prepare students to earn an industry-recognized certification upon completion of the desired program.

The welding program consists of a total of three classes; preparation for welding, welding one, and welding two. Welders are employed in almost every trade and work in a variety of locations including below ground, under water, on high-rise buildings, and bridges.

Welding classes are held one to two evenings per week. The program was designed so that students are able to complete in approximately 10-12 months. Method of instruction for GC’s program includes classroom time, hands-on experience in a welding shop, and independent Computer-Based Training (CBT).

At the conclusion of welding two, students will be prepared to take the horizontal and vertical American Welding Society (AWS) Welding certification test.

The preparation for welding class is slated to begin on September 4th at 5 p.m. All welding courses are held at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center (CTTC) in Accident.

The manual machining program includes a total of four classes: preparation for machining, job planning, bench work and layout, manual milling, and manual turning. Machinists are employed in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, advanced manufacturing and the production of specialty products. This career training program is designed to prepare students for a career in manual machining using classroom instruction, computer based training, and extensive hands-on experience.

Machining classes are held two evenings per week, and the time to complete the machining program is generally 12-18 months. Students have the opportunity to earn credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) by completing individual classes or the entire machining program.

Machining classes are scheduled to begin on September 10th at 4 p.m. at Southern Garrett High School in Oakland.

For additional information on either workforce development program or to register, persons may contact Kaitlyn Fike at 301-387-3087 or