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Welding Class 101

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
I'm looking to take a basic welding course at the local tech college and wanted to know if this is what I need to do. Here is the discription of the class:

Welding Technician 1
This welding course introduces students to the safe use and handling of all oxyacetylene cutting and shielded metal arc welding equipment. Basic welding skills to be taught include: flame cutting, tack welding, inch and 3/8 inch fillet welds using 5/32 E-6010 and 1/8 E-7018 electrodes in all positions.

It's a 15 week course. Each class 3 hours.

Is this what I need to know to start welding ? Or... is this a lot of stuff I really don't need to know? Just looking to do a great job on welding up my 'bolt.

thanks !

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