The College of Western Idaho Welding non-credit courses are a great way to get started in the welding method of your choice.
Whether you are a beginning or experienced welder, CWI offers you individualized instruction geared toward your welding capabilities and goals. Class options are:
Select Your Method (MIG, TIG, Stick) - This five week class (30 total hours) accommodates both beginning and intermediate levels in the method of welding you want to focus on. The class will cover welding safety, machine set-up, welding techniques, and plenty of practice. It's a great introduction to welding or to improve your current skills.
Workplace Welding MIG - This five week class (30 total hours) focuses on production welding using the MIG process with the end goal of workplace readiness. In addition to welding safety, machine set-up, and welding techniques, you will also learn how to read blueprints and welding symbology. This class is great for those wanting to get a start in the metal and fabrication industry.
Express Welding - This six hour class meets either on a Saturday or split between two weekday evenings and focuses on welding instruction and shop practice time for those who need to brush up or improve your welding skills. Since it is an express class, the focus will be on welding technique instruction and guided practice time. Some prior welding experience is required for this class.
Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.
Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Certificate of Completion
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Select Your Method (MIG, TIG, Stick): $575
Workplace Welding - MIG: $595
Express Welding: $92
Tools and equipment required. See tool/equipment list here.
Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.
There are an assortment of scholarship opportunities available if you qualify to help cover some or all of the costs associated with classes offered through CWI Workforce Development. Call us at 208.562.2700 for more information.
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