MIG Extended

MIG 2 Welding

mig weldingGMAW, commonly known as MIG welding, is an extremely versatile process for joining metal. This (2 day) 8-hour course is designed for amateurs who have taken our MIG 1 course or if you have prior welding experience. From hobbyists, automotive enthusiasts, DIYer’s, and for anyone looking to advance their welding skills/understanding of the MIG welding process. This two-day course is focused on giving students advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to continue building the confidence/knowledge to work with this fun, and challenging metal joining process. During the course there will be classroom lectures, live demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on welding with the GMAW-S (Short-Circuit MIG) process. Students will weld in the 3-4 F/G (vertical/overhead & fillet/groove) weld positions on A36 steel. 

Topics Covered:

Welder Safety

MIG Equipment, Consumables & Gasses
MIG Machine Troubleshooting & Set-Up
MIG Operation & Technique
Process Limitations, Visual Inspection, Weld Defects & Remedies
Out of Position Welding – Vertical-up/Overhead
Understanding Voltage & Wire Feed Speed
Material Preparation
Process Limitations, Weld Defects & Remedies

Safety Equipment Included:

Students will use studio-owned welding jacket, gloves, safety glasses and auto-darkening helmet during the class.
Students must wear boots/closed toe shoes (excluding cloth shoes, crocs or sneakers).
Students must wear jeans (no sweatpants, leggings, or shorts permitted).

Next Training Available:

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - From 4:30pm - 8:30pm 
Saturday, November 11th, 2023 - From 12pm - 4pm

Academic and Workforce Development Center**
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, New York

Cost: $250.00

Academic and Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY

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Email ilearn@corning-cc.edu or call 607-936-5501 for more information on upcoming dates or opportunities for your corporate training needs!

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email Accessibility@corning-cc.edu to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.

Your Instructor

mark bellingerMy name’s Mark Bellinger, I’m a 3rd generation welder. I’ve been welding/fabricating for the past 15 years. My passion for welding started when I was a child, with one of my earliest memories being with my father putting sparklers in the electrode holder for our stick welder to let me pretend I was welding. Since then my passion has only grown. Welding is an art form that can always be improved on, and I thrive on chasing that perfection. I am qualified through AWS in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW under AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, & D1.6 codes. My next goals are to obtain my CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) & CWE (Certified Welding Educator) licenses. I thoroughly enjoy transferring my knowledge to those with the willingness to learn, and watching them grow. I care about creating well rounded welders for the next generation to be built upon. Some of my hobbies include restoring classic vehicles, building mega trucks, and racing my dirt bike when I find the time.