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Weatherford College schedules welding classes

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Those interested in learning to weld or wanting to improve welding skills will have ample opportunity at the Weatherford College Education Center Mineral Wells this fall. A variety of evening classes are scheduled beginning in September.

“Basic Shielded Metal ARC Welding” covers basic maintenance and structural welding techniques and applications. Topics include principles of arc welding, selection of electrodes and amperage settings for various materials.

In “Shielded Metal ARC Welding,” the theory of shielded metal arc welding processes are explained. Topics include skills necessary in the welding process and the selection of materials and
equipment. Students will be able to define the principles of arc welding, interpret electrode classifications and perform welding operations in various positions using different joint designs.

“Pipe Welding” covers techniques and applications. Students will be able to describe equipment and pipe preparation,and perform 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G welds with various electrodes.
All classes meet on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost for each class is $224, and students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. Financial aid is available.

Basic Shielded Metal ARC Welding (SMAW) 9/27-10/26
Shielded Metal ARC Welding 11/01-11/30
Pipe Welding 12/06- 1/25

For more information, call 800-300-2591 or 817-598-6294.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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