Basic/Intermediate Stick (ARC) Welding
This class is for the novice welder who would like to gain experience with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process, commonly called “arc” or “stick” welding”. It is also open to those with experience and may be useful for the small business owner, farmer, or home hobbyist who would like to gain experience with the SMAW welding process or who would like to refresh or hone their skills.
The students will be provided with the opportunity to practice or refresh other basic skills such as oxy-acetylene torch cutting and plasma cutting.
Students are expected to bring their own safety equipment: safety glasses, leather work gloves, welding gloves, and hearing protection. Steel-toed work boots, or leather work shoes are not required, but are HIGHLY recommended. Knowledge of hand tools and grinders is a necessity.
Tim Hammer currently teaches at San Benito High School where he has taught Metal Shop, Drafting, IT, and History. Prior to teaching, Tim worked as a welder/fabricator for several years in Fresno, California, and before that, as a pipefitter/millwright in the Central Valley. He also served in the U.S. Navy for five years (’84-’89) where he worked as a steelworker and a range coach. Tim currently resides in Los Banos with his wife Christine.
Saturday’s, Oct. 19 – Nov. 23
9:00am – 12:30pm
Christopher High School
850 Day Road, Gilroy
Room: CHS Welding Room