Introduction to Metalworking / Welding

Class projects in this course will focus largely on welding and other techniques for joining metals.  Steel will be the primary focus, but opportunities to explore aluminum, stainless steel, and other metals will be offered.  In addition to gaining an understanding of welding safety and  theory, and practice time, students will learn how to select welding equipment appropriate to their needs.  Cutting, machining, heat treating, and sheet metal work will also be discussed. If time allows, steel for  personal projects will be sold by the foot at additional cost.

Instructor: Steve Ward
Enrollment: 15
Dates: Tuesdays, Spring 2015
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: $175.00
Location: Watauga High School Weld Lab

Registration will begin on the following dates, and close three working days before the class begins

  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Steve Ward

Bachelors of Science in Industrial Education (Appalachian State)
Bachelors of Science in Electronics (Appalachian State)
- Physics Minor & Concentration
Master of Arts in Technology Education
24 HRs. of Community College Welding/ Machining classes (Caldwell and Catawba Valley)
One US Patent #6134765
Two years military experience (active Army)
American Welding Society D1.1 structural welding certification 3G & 4G
16 years teaching experience (Watauga High School, Caldwell Community College)
NC Teaching License:
 - Technology Education (9-12)
 - Principles of Technology Endorsement  - Electronics - Drafting  - Welding - Middle School Technology (6-9)

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills, or until three days before the class begins. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Ashley Haass to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.

Director: Eric Reichard, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick

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