For safety and security leather boots (no mesh shoes), pants, and a 100 % cotton, long sleeve shirt must be worn to all welding classes. Be aware that clothing can become damaged or fade due to the heat from welding.
From safety concepts to completion of your own steel project, this class provides you with the fundamentals of arc/stick welding. Safety protocols, introduction to welding shop and machines, and proper use of an Arc or stick welder are taught. Students also learn basic machine setup, welding skills, and metal prep and will have a completed project to take home! Because we have five welding machines, this class is limited to five students so each student can learn individually.
Fee: $60 Class price includes instructor fee and materials
Big Ideas, Inc. Welding: GMAW (MIG/Wire Feed) 6 contact hours
Only an interest in learning a new skill is needed to enroll in our GMAW class: no prior welding experience is necessary! In this class, students will be led through welding shop overview, learn safety protocols, and learn basic welding concepts. Machine setup and successful use of the MIG welder are taught with lots of hands-on practice. Students will take project home at the end of this class.
Fee: $80 Class price includes instructor fee and materials
Big Ideas, Inc. Welding: GTAW (TIG) 8 contact hours
Like our other welding classes, no prior welding experience is necessary to enroll! Just bring your enthusiasm and desire to learn! Safety protocol, shop procedures, and welding fundamentals are practiced. These classes are designed to continue to reinforce safe practices & increase skillset. Machine setup and basic welding technique will be provided. Students will have the opportunity to create metal art projects or may work on metal repair projects with instructor approval
Fee: $80 Class price includes instructor fee
New Ulm High School
1600 Oak Street
New Ulm, MN
in the Welding Shop. Please enter through Door #10 on the back of the building. Scholarship forms available on request.
- Contact BigIdeas@BigIdeasUSA.org or call 1.866.992.4443 for more information.
- For safety of all participants, doors are locked at 6:35. No late admittance.
- Participants must be 13 or older; No minimum class size!
- Scholarships are available.