MIG Welding

Mig 1Everything needed for class is included in price
Our brand-new workshop is an excellent way for beginners to learn MIG welding.

We designed this two day "crash course" (MIG 1) to give students the knowledge and confidence needed to start working with this fun metal joining process.

Our knowledgeable instructor is combining lecture with hands-on training in our modern facility.

All equipment is well-maintained, state-of-the art, and easy to operate.

Who should take this workshop: Hobbyists, automotive enthusiasts, general metal repair for DIY around the house/garage, and anyone looking to hone their welding skills/understanding of this process. 
How can you use MIG: MIG stands for (Metal Inert Gas), or GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) -- this is an auto feed process. With the process being auto-fed, it makes the task that much easier to understand, and utilize. It's similar to a hot glue gun, but with metal. The process is fairly inexpensive, and can be run off of your basic household outlets (120v). This process gives the ability to weld a range of different sized material, and compositions. ranging from thin sheet metal (20 gauge, all the way up to 1/4 inch) on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum. Making it perfect for anyone interested in doing their own DIY home repairs, auto body work, exhaust fabrication, metal art, and anything that involves ferrous, and non-ferrous metal. This process is the easiest to learn, making it perfect for anyone who's never welded before. 

No need to be intimidated if you have never welded before! 

Mig 1 Course Overview: This (2 day) 8-hour course is designed for beginners who that have never touched a welder before, to hobbyists, automotive enthusiasts, DIYer’s, and for anyone looking to hone their welding skills/understanding of the MIG welding process. This two-day course is focused on giving students introductory theoretical and practical knowledge to build the confidence/knowledge needed to start working 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 1-2 F/G (flat/horizontal & fillet/groove) weld positions on 10g A36 steel. 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Welder Safety
  • MIG Equipment, Consumables & Gasses
  • MIG Machine Troubleshooting & Set Up
  • MIG Operation & Technique in the Flat & Horizontal Positions
  • Process Limitations, Visual Inspection, Weld Defects & Remedies


  • 8 hours
  • Experience required: None
  • All materials and safety equipment included

Cost: $250


Next Training Available:

Friday, October 20th, 2023 - From 4:30pm - 8:30pm 
Saturday, October 21st, 2023 - From 12pm - 4pm

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

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).

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.