The Workforce Solutions[BROKEN LINK]
Department at Somerset Community College, in partnership with Adair County Schools
and the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, will be offering a Gas Metal Arc
Welding class for adult learners starting Monday, March 14 through Friday May 6, 2016.
This class is the first of five classes that will lead to the Gas Metal Arc Welding
Certificate offered by Somerset Community College.
This class teaches students the practical application and manipulative skills of Gas
Metal Arc Welding and the proper safety situations needed in this process. Both ferrous
and non-ferrous metals will be covered, as well as various joint designs on plate
in all positions. Students also learn about the identification, inspection, and maintenance
of GMAW machines; the identification, selection, and storage of GMAW electrodes; and
the principles of GMAW and the effects of variables on the GMAW process.
Class will begin Monday night, March 14 and will meet every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for eight weeks. The course instructors
are Karl Watson, Associate Professor of welding at Somerset Community College, and
Scott Stringer, Instructional Specialist of welding at Somerset Community College.
The classes will be held at the Adair County Vocational Agriculture Shop adjacent
to the new satellite welding facility located behind Adair County High School. Upon
successful completion of this class, students will receive the Welder Helper Certificate
from Somerset Community College. The cost for the class is $775.00. Students will
be responsible for providing their own welding protective equipment (welding gloves,
clear and shaded safety glasses, welding helmet with shade #10 lens, welding jacket,
and boots) and equipment (tape measure 6ft minimum, wire brush, vise grip clamp, pliers)
and purchasing a textbook.
To find out more about the welding class or to enroll in the class, please contact
Karen Plagge, coordinator of career services, at 606-451-6786. All students will be
required to complete the Somerset Community College admissions application, submit
high school and any college transcripts, and ACT or COMPASS test scores.
Students may contact the Lake Cumberland Area Development District to see if they
qualify for possible financial assistance with the tuition and books. Please contact
Lisa Gosser at Lisag@lcadd.org
or phone number 270-866-4200.