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Blueprint Reading for Welders


with Mike Raven

Calendar Feb 5, 2018 at 6 pm

A basic skill every good welder should know, Blueprint Reading, is for all students who wish to become employed as welders. You will learn the purpose of a blueprint, parts of a blueprint, basic views, lines, and symbols, the 5 basic weld joints, and other welding terminology necessary for understanding the job. Students who take this course should have some knowledge of basic structural welding. 

Introduction to Pipe Welding

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 6 pm

This course will cover the basics of pipe welding using the SMAW process. Included will be instruction in safety precautions, equipment usage, techniques for fit-up of pipe joints, electrode selection, welding positions, and identifying root defects. Students will also learn how to test and troubleshoot their welds in accordance with ASW or ASME standards. Pipe welding using MIG and TIG techniques will be introduced if time permits. Prerequisite: Experience in SMAW techniques or a Basic Welding Class.

Registered Maine Guide (Rec)


with Randy McEwen

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6 pm

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge that aspiring Registered Maine Guides need to successfully lead groups on camping, hiking, and canoeing trips in the Maine wilderness. The 12 week course emphasizes Maine outdoor traditions which can be useful to anyone who wishes to increase their outdoor skills. The curriculum includes law book review, map and compass reading, lost person scenario training, outdoor cooking, watercraft regulations, canoeing skills, GPS, campsite setup, safety and survival, weather, and client care. First aid certification, which is necessary for Maine Guide candidates to be licensed, is also included in the cost of this course. Please note that the Maine Guide Exam fee is not included in the cost of this course.

Small Engine Repair


with Jim Lockhart

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6 pm

This informative, hands-on course teaches students how to repair gasoline engines found in recreational vehicles and outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers, snow throwers, chain saws and garden tractors. Students will strip, measure, inspect and reassemble a four-cycle engine as part of their training. Students are encouraged to bring and repair their own small engines. As with all courses held in one of our shops, the first night of class will be mandatory shop and tool safety. Required: steel toed boots & safety glasses. Parts are not provided as part of the course.

Structural Welding I


with Mike Raven

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 6 pm

For people who have had little or no welding experience, this class teaches students how to correctly and safely use cutting equipment, power tools and welding equipment used in shielded metal arc welding, commonly known as “stick welding”. Students spend extensive time hands-on in the welding shop improving their skills. Students will learn how to create multi-pass fillets with E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions and on a variety of joint types. Emphasis will be on creating quality welds. This course continues in Welding II to prepare students for certification testing. Required: steel toed boots, safety glasses & welding gloves. * This program has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.

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Structural Welding II


with Mike Raven

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6 pm

Students who complete Welding I receive a $100 discount for Welding II and will not be required to repeat initial safety training. This course is a continuation of Structural Welding I offering more advanced instruction, such as MIG & TIG, with an eye toward American Welding Society certification (offered separately). Prerequisite: prior welding experience or completion of the UTC Welding I course. This program has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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