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Welding Technology

Welding Technology 1 & 2

Distance Learning Update:

Class materials, assignments, and notices will be posted to Google Classroom.

I will be available for virtual office hours Monday through Friday at 8:00 to 9:00 AM and from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Please feel free to email whenver you would like!

Office hours will be hosted at Zoom - Please get the Zoom link in Google Classroom

The most effective way to reach me outside of office hours is via email at 

Thank you



Concurrent enrollment with Front Range Community College.

Online Classrooms For This Program

Mr. Ashley's Welding Class

Credits: 2.0

This course will provide students with entry-level welding skills. The Welding Technology program provides training in welding safety, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing, soldering, stick welding (SMAW), and MIG welding (GMAW). Students learn to read and make weld prints and sketches. Basic fabrication skills, including the safe use of shop tools, will be learned in conjunction with class projects and personal projects.

Career Opportunities For This Program

Architect, Auto-Body Specialist, Engineer, Iron Worker, Sheet-Metal Worker, Sculptor, Industrial Designer Machinist


Required Safety Equipment For BTEC Welding Technology 2019-2020

  • Safety Glasses – Must have “Z87” inscribed on them (BTEC - $2)

  • Welding Gloves – Must be all leather and have a high gauntlet (BTEC - $5)

  • Welding Jacket – Must have leather sleeves (BTEC - $45)

  • Welding Hood – I recommend Harbor Freight only for this item.  You can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $50. Get one with “Grind Mode”. Fancy hoods can cost hundreds!

  • Safety Toe Boots – Leather boots are recommended.  Available at Walmart, Army Surplus, etc. The toe must be reinforced with steel or a composite material.  To be sure you have the right boot look for the following inscriptions on the inside of the tongue: “ANSI Z41” or “62 FR 40141” and/or one of these: “C/75”, “C/50”, “C/30”, and one of these: “I/75”, “I/50”, “I/30”. You can expect to pay around of $40.  The price can much higher for higher quality boots.

  • Cotton Jeans – No shorts or sweats allowed. Also, no holes.

  • Cotton Shirt – Long or short sleeve.  This will be worn under the welding jacket

  • Cotton Socks – Really. Check that your socks are at least 80% cotton.