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Location: Parker Technical Education Center


Learn the fundamentals of metalworking and proper techniques while gaining hands-on opportunities to hone your skills to help you succeed and advance your welding career.

Introduction to TIG Welding

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic skills of gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding. Learn: the principle set-up of TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment; proper tungsten selection and shielding gases for this welding process; and the correct welding parameters for the material to be welded. Learn how to weld in different positions for a variety of weld joints using steel and aluminum. Have your own TIG welder and would like to learn on it? Bring it along!

Blueprint Reading for Welders

This online welding course will teach you how to read, use, and make blueprints. You will discuss different types of welds, weld joints, and weld symbols. The course will also touch on advanced shop math and measurement skills.

Training Location 

NIC Parker Technical Education Center: 7064 W Lancaster Road, Rathdrum, ID