Welding Academy

FallIndustry Leading Welding Education

Train for a hands-on job using a combination of classroom and welding booth training.  Clinton, in partnership with Lincoln Electric, teaches individuals the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW).  Clinton is dedicated to build a stronger workforce with cutting edge curriculum and equipment. 

 Prepare for the Future

Schedule:  All classes are held in-person and run for 3-weeks (Monday-Friday), this includes 120 hours of instruction.

Next Session: Coming Fall 2024. Would you like to be notified when a class is  available, use this Request Form.

Location: Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM), Welding Shop

Welding is a skill and an art, so it is good to have eye-hand coordination and a steady hand. With this course, basic motor skills, and practice you can successfully make sound welds.

This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on (shop) training that will teach individuals the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

The following topics will be covered:

  • Welding Safety and Symbolization
  • Measurements for Fabrication
  • Reading shop drawings/blueprints
  • MIG Welding on carbon and stainless steel
  • FCAW on carbon steel
  • Welding inspection and equipment troubleshooting

Consider the different types of welding careers that may be available.

  • Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Instructor
  • Robotic Technician

The Roadmap for a New Generation of Welders

Comprehensive Welding Training

As the welding profession continues to mature and evolve, so does the definition of knowing how to weld. These days, employers require experience with more types of welds than ever before as well as exposure to robotic automation, advanced welding equipment, exotic materials, specialized code certification, welding theory, welding procedure specifications and more.

As a result, public, private and skilled trade schools at every level are developing new welder education programs to deliver the workforce today’s welding industry demands to remain globally competitive. In parallel, the need for skilled welding instructors and curriculum with appropriate welding training courses continues to grow.

Lincoln Electric – with a century of involvement in welding training, research, instruction, participation in industry groups, code development and support of educator, trade and youth organizations – offers the industry’s most comprehensive group of equipment, electrodes, welding training systems, curriculum and resources available for the welding education market today.

Clinton Community College's Center for Community & Workforce Development is your partner in education!