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 Comprehensive Courses
The 13 Week Comprehensive Welding and 13 Week 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 before the finish the course. Both programs have prerequisites for enrollment. Courses run for 13 weeks, 9 am to 3:30 pm daily. The required safety equipment and all text books are included in the cost of both programs. Please see each courses page for all details.
Our Night Courses meet on Monday/Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. All night courses consist of eight classes – 24 hours total. Enrollment is easy – simply select the welding process you want to train in, and click on the Session Date to enroll. 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 at the time of online enrollment.
One Day Courses
The eight hour Saturday clinics in GMAW/Mig and GTAW/Tig or SMAW/Stick are “crash course” workshops for both beginner skill level and up. The clinics allow new students the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of welding and attain new skills in a short period of time. Clinics are ideal for experienced welders who wish to try a new process or perfect a specific welding application. The school provides all of the safety equipment required for the day or feel free to bring your own PPE.
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.
The New England School of Metalwork has nearly 75% of its courses approved for VA benefit. You can use your VA benefit for Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing or Welding, call or email us for further information.