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Welding Classes Coming Back to Meridian

08.21.15

            Hill College will be offering welding classes this fall at its Meridian Center through its Community and Workforce Education Department. Both are evening classes and will be taught at the Hill College Meridian Center.

            Basic Welding will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course is an introduction to oxy –fuel cutting and shielded metal arc (stick) welding, two processes that have practical use in many areas. Anyone interested in learning to weld is encouraged to take this course to learn basic practices and procedures. The cost is $168.

            Intermediate Welding will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 5. Using oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting, and shielded metal arc (stick) welding practices and procedures, students will develop their skills in the welding process and in the selection of materials and equipment. Welding theory will also be included. Basic Welding is recommended but not required. The cost is $168.

            “We are offering the classes due to interest from various community groups,” said Career and Technical Education Dean Dr. Floretta Bush. “We hope that we will be able to grow the program for the Bosque County area.”

            Since the classes are non-credit, there is no need to apply for college admission. To register, persons should call 817-760-5820. For more information about the courses, email Brian Bennett at bbennett@hillcollege.edu.

            The Hill College Meridian Center is located across from the Meridian ISD offices at 301 N. 2nd St.