Welding Training in Baltimore, Maryland
The Combination Welding program at North American Trade Schools (NATS) provides students with well-rounded training in various welding applications and techniques based on ASME and AWS specifications. Upon graduation, students can earn multiple certifications in the different welding skills and methods.
Students will train in several forms and techniques of welding, including:
- Oxy-fuel cutting
- Shielded metal arc welding
- Gas tungsten arc welding
- Gas metal arc welding
- Flux-cored arc welding
Graduates of the Combination Welding Program can expect opportunities for employment in entry-level welding positions such as pipe welders, fitters, repair welders, fabricated metal products welders, burners, and construction welders.
Location: 6901 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Length: 36 weeks (daytime classes) or 44 weeks (evening classes)
Cost: $15,575 if completed on time
Schedule: The Combination Welding Program is available for weekday and evening classes.
Upon Completion: Students will be eligible to take AWS D1.1, Boiler Code ASME 9 welding certifications, and the OSHA 10 certification. NATS will pay for the student’s first attempt at taking the American Welding Society Certification.
Combination Welding Curriculum at NATS
The Combination Welding Program begins with basic skills and knowledge of the welding industry and welding techniques in a classroom setting. The classroom training teaches beginner knowledge and safety information needed before students start training in the lab. Classroom welding training also introduces the various metals welders commonly work with.
Students will gain experience using a variety of welding techniques in our hands-on lab training. The most common welding procedures students will learn at NATS include Stick, MIG, TIG, and Flux Core welding. Students will also learn two types of metal cutting: oxy-fuel cutting and plasma arc cutting.
Students will receive a D1.1 certification upon successfully inspecting their D1.1 Test. Once they have completed their D1.1, students can gain other welding certifications, such as the 6G pipe test.
Welding Job Opportunities
Upon graduating from North American Trade Schools Combination Welding program, students will find many opportunities to start their welding careers. These careers can include railroad operations, local welding union apprenticeships, ironworkers, and even continuing education with underwater welding.