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    welding classes

    What are the choices for taking some welding classes? I know TMCC is one.
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    i think tmcc is your best choice for classes in northern nevada. job corp offers classes too ( i think ) but i would say you are better off going for the tmcc classes
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    I am in Weld2 at TMCC and Scot Holcomb is an excellent teacher. You have to really be on the ball with getting registered as the classes fill up very quickly.
    Hard work good, Hard work fine, But first take care of head! Knowledge is everything!

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    Scott is a hell of a guy.

    I have the book for Welding 1 if anyone wants to buy it.

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    I really like the classes down here in Carson at wnc. I'm in welding 2 and projects and randy is a great teacher.

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    I finished welding III at TMCC, scot is pretty cool.

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    I live in stead so TMCC would probably be my first choice based on location. What are the class times like? I work from 730 to 400 m-f and I wont be able to change that.
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    I took welding I with scott last semester and it was 5:30 to 8 or something like that ... great class and Scott and Carlos are awesome teachers.

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    My classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 roughly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It does not effect my work scedual at all. I do not know if they are offered in the day time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedevl View Post
    My classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 roughly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It does not effect my work scedual at all. I do not know if they are offered in the day time.
    Last semester they did offer day classes with scott not sure about this semester tho

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    I miss Scott and Carlos. They are both funny guys. Ive got my 4 welding certs from them. My last class was the GTAW class which the only certs are company specific.
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I'm gonna go to tmcc and get some more info.
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    Sorry to bump an old thread but I was thinking about taking the TMCC courses.

    Just want to become a better welder (very rough novice with little practice) and I figure classes will keep me busy 2 nights a week. Is it worth the money (~$500)

    How about in class projects? Will I be able to work on or weld my own stuff?
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    $500 will buy a lot of scrap to practice on and lots of beer to get someone knowledgeable to show you some tips and tricks.
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    I agree with Denis. 500 bucks will buy you a lot of steel scraps to practice with. If your within the correct age group I highly recommend Job Corp. I went to the LA ficility years & years ago. I received a degree and sereval certification and did not cost me a dime. I do not know your age or what you're home life is like so my suggestion may not be feasible for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    $500 will buy a lot of scrap to practice on and lots of beer to get someone knowledgeable to show you some tips and tricks.
    I agree with this. The only problem is making sure the knowledgeable person actually is. In my short career as a welder I've seen a few come thru that have the paper saying they took the classes. But have absolutely nothing to show for it. Buy lots of scrap for practice. And have someone show you what you need to look for. And proper technique. Just my opinion tho!

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    I took a class from Scott at TMCC and learned a ton. No regrets about signing up, I used what I learned on those scraps at home. Practice doesn't need to be limited to the class room.

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    how "NEWB" friendly are these classes?
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    Personally if you're serious at getting good at all take the class. I've seen plenty of people that have made welds that look pretty and all that but don't hold metal together for shit. They will teach you properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Trooper View Post
    I agree with Denis. 500 bucks will buy you a lot of steel scraps to practice with. If your within the correct age group I highly recommend Job Corp. I went to the LA ficility years & years ago. I received a degree and sereval certification and did not cost me a dime. I do not know your age or what you're home life is like so my suggestion may not be feasible for you.
    Job corps here as I know only accepts up to 24yrs old. So he's out on that. I am not a good welder whatsoever but $500 on the class doesn't sound to bad to me. I drink $500 in beer in about 3 months.

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    I know this is quite the resurrection but I do have a question...

    I've been working in IT for the last few years and I can feel myself starting to burn out. I've welded small projects at home and feel like it might be a good career path. I have looked into courses at TMCC and WNC; I will probably enroll in one of their programs for the fall. My question is if any of you know what the job market looks like for welders? Production environments don't hold my interest (can't do the same thing over and over all day, it's boring) so I need something a bit more stimulating. Fabrication, maybe. Or different job sites/projects to work on. Is that something a beginner could do or would I need a lot of experience first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZJchukar View Post
    I know this is quite the resurrection but I do have a question...

    I've been working in IT for the last few years and I can feel myself starting to burn out. I've welded small projects at home and feel like it might be a good career path. I have looked into courses at TMCC and WNC; I will probably enroll in one of their programs for the fall. My question is if any of you know what the job market looks like for welders? Production environments don't hold my interest (can't do the same thing over and over all day, it's boring) so I need something a bit more stimulating. Fabrication, maybe. Or different job sites/projects to work on. Is that something a beginner could do or would I need a lot of experience first?
    Generally there's always work in the pipeline stuff and iron workers union. Right now if i'm not mistaken they can't even find enough iron workers so they bring them in from out of state.

    You may even call the union and see what it takes, lots of them provide training.
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