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WLD301: Advanced Welding Lab
Class Number 1086-51092

The MIG and TIG welding lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help.

Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on handouts or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Weld very thin steel, make clean welds on tubing, receive feedback on skills, get advice on fixturing a difficult workpiece.

Students must have taken and passed the appropriate welding Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with TIG welding, for example, you must have passed the TIG SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

Project: None. Students will have access to welding coupons and filler rod but must bring any other materials needed for their project.


  • Required: Must have passed the appropriate MIG or TIG welding SBU for the equipment you will be working on
  • Recommended: 12 hours experience TIG welding, 6 hours experience MIG welding

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Welding helmet, closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be supplied by TechShop.
  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator

    TechShop Location: TechShop San Jose
    Room / Area: Welding Shop
    Instructor: Shant Bezdjian
    Class Date: Friday, Jul 25, 2014
    Start Time: 8:00 PM
    Class Length: 2 Hours
    Member Price: $60.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $75.00
    Lab Fee: $5.00
    Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
    Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 4
    Current Students: 1
    Seats Left: 3
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