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What: Welding and Fabrication for the Arts Class at Shasta College

When: Saturdays Sept. 25 to Nov. 6, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Where: Shasta College
Redding Main Campus, Room 2520
(11555 Old Oregon Trail)

Instructor: Elin Klaseen

Class fee: $95.00

Materials fee: $40.00

Total cost: $135.00

This seven-week course is intended for the beginning to advanced student interested in basic fabrication techniques in metal. The course will introduce the student to joining (welding, riveting, bolting), forming, cutting, and, in general, designing projects in metal. Students will design and implement their own project(s) in addition to two required class projects.

Topics that will be covered:

• Oxy/Acetylene Welding, Brazing, Cutting, and Forming
• Cutting – Shears, Band-Saw, Chop-Saw
• Gas-Metal Arc Welding
• Forming – Rollers, Breaks, Hydraulic Press
• Holes – Drill Press, Hand Drill, Punch
• CNC Plasma Cutter

By conclusion of the course, students will be able to:
• correctly operate the Pirahna Ironworker Shear
• correctly set up, use, and shut down an oxy-acetylene cutting torch
• correctly setup and utilize a drill press
• run a fillet weld on a T-joint in the flat position using GMAW technology

For more information on this and other classes offered through the Economic & Workforce Development Division (EWD), or to register for this class, call (530) 225-4835 or go online to and click on “Pathways Catalog.”

-from press release
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2 Responses

  1. This is the coolest class! Elin is a great teacher and you can make so many neat things from metal, all scrap from the college "bone pile". The class is for an "art" welding course, so it's not as technical as the regular vocational courses.

  2. Avatar Gwendolyn Neideffer says:

    Just found your article today. I am soo sorry I missed this! Hope they offer it again! Thanks for the heads up, I was just late. Gwen