This (4 day) 16-hour course is designed to introduce newcomers to the process of TIG welding. Created for beginners who have never touched a TIG welder before, to hobbyists, automotive enthusiasts, DIYer’s, and for anyone looking to hone their welding skills/understanding of the TIG welding process. This course is focused on giving students introductory theoretical and practical knowledge to build the confidence/knowledge needed to start working with this fun, and very challenging metal joining process. During the course there will be classroom lecture, live demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on welding with the GTAW (TIG) process. Students will weld in the 1-2 F/G (flat/horizontal & fillet/groove) weld positions on A36 steel. Enough to give you the knowledge, and confidence needed to start working with this fun metal joining process.
Topics Covered Include:
- Welder safety
- TIG Equipment, Consumables, & Gasses
- TIG Torch, Machine Set Up & Troubleshooting
- Tungsten Selection & Preparation
- Filler Material, Material Preparation
- TIG Machine Settings/Amperages
- TIG Operation & Technique
- Process Limitations, Weld Defects & Remedies
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is an arc welding process that produces the weld with a non-consumable tungsten electrode.
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 Offered:
Fridays, January 19th & 26th, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturdays, January 20th & 27th, 12pm - 4pm
Academic and Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, New York
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.
My 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.