Price: $3,300.00
Course Number: 1538
Course Length: 80 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size:  2
Maximum Class Size: 4

Course Description

The Basic 1 Welding course is for the entry-level welder with little to no experience and will cover the following:

A – Basic blueprint reading, interpreting, and deciphering welding symbology.
B – Oxy-acetylene and alternate fuel gas cutting theory, practice, and safety.
C – Proper procedures for fire watch and basic fire theory and safety.
D – Welding theory and procedure.

1.  Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
2. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

E – Welding metallurgy.
F – Pressure and Non-Destructive Testing methods.

Practical skill assessments

The student will start with several pieces of hot rolled steel and perform multiple butt welds in the flat position using the SMAW or stick welding process. Based upon proficiency the student will proceed to fillet welds on T joints in the flat position, with the ultimate goal to progress through all four positions proficiently.

Students attending the Basic 1 Welding Course will be required to wear steel toed work shoes or boots, long sleeve shirts and pants of either FR material or Organic Fiber (cotton or similar) no synthetic materials allowed and have safety glasses. All other PPE will be provided.

03/28/2022 – 04/08/2022
06/06 2022 – 06/17/2022
07/11/2022 – 07/22/2022
09/12/2022 – 09/23/2022
10/24/2022 – 11/04/2022
12/12/2022 – 12/23/2022

Check-in Time Starts at:  7:00 a.m.
Class Starts at:  8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.

We’re now offering USCG-Approved HYBRID Distance Learning for select Deck and Engine Room courses, allowing you to Learn Online and then Test In Person in Norfolk, Virginia.