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. Below are all the options you can choose from for your specific needs.
Day time Comprehensive Courses
NESM offers daytime courses ranging from our 3 day and 3 week MIG Master to our 13 Week Comprehensive Welding and 13 Week Pipe welding programs and 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 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.
WELD TESTING and CERTIFICATOIN SERVICES
Here at NESM we have been accredited by the American Welding Society since 2009 as a satellite testing facility. We also have our own in house CWI to monitor and administer weld tests. We offer a wide range of AWS certification test options as well as the ability to test to any Company(In House) Certification based on their own WPS/PQR.
AWS Welder Certification Test
D1.1 SMAW 3/8TH PLATE
D1.1 SMAW 1” PLATE UNLIMITED
D1.1 FCAW 3/8TH PLATE
D1.1 FCAW 1” PLATE UNLIMITED
D1.5 SMAW 1” PLATE UNLIMITED
D1.5 FCAW 1” PLATE UNLIMITED
B2.1 SMAW 5” PIPE
B2.1 GTAW/SMAW 5” PIPE
(TRAINING / TEST PREP CLASSES ARE AVALIBLE FOR ALL LISTED AWS CERTIFICATION TEST.)
COMPANY (IN HOUSE) CERTIFICATION UNDER ALL CODES BASED OFF YOUR COMPANIES WPS/PQR
Contact Weld Program Manager Quinn Gerrish, 207-753-1360 - FOR AVAILABLE TIME AND PRICES ON ALL TESTING.
TRAINING / TEST PREP CLASSES are available upon request for Company Certifications