As new sections of Introduction to Welding and Metal Sculpting are going to begin soon, I thought I would take the time to clear up any confusion about the nature of this class.
I have noted in the class description that my Introduction to Welding and Metal Sculpting class is not a welding certification course. This means that this course is not the same as one that you would find at a trade school or technical school, where you would enroll in a program of study with the goal being to become a tradesperson.
My course is 5-weeks, one night per week for 3-hours. During this time, I teach students how to ARC weld, MIG weld, use Oxygen/Acetylene torches, proper use of shop equipment and power tools, and safety practices. All students choose a simple project at the beginning of the course (which must be approved by me) and finish it by the end of the course. This is not something you would do in a welding certification course.
My course is intended for people who want to learn how to work with metal to design and make artistic, sculptural or functional pieces. I do not give certificates of completion, but if a student needs a letter to show his or her employer that he or she has taken the class, I have provided these in the past.
I hope that clears up any questions about the course. If not, please feel free to contact me for more information.