Santa Fe Community College Offers Evening Welding Class

Deadline to register in person is Fri., Sept. 2.

Santa Fe Community College is responding to the demand for trained welders.

Due to increased student and employer demand, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., will offer late afternoon/evening welding sessions starting on Tues., Sept. 6. Welding instructor Jake Lovato said, “There is high demand for skilled welders at Los Alamos National Laboratories, as well as with other employers.”

The two late-starting classes begin at 3:45 p.m. Weld 111 (Shielded Metal Arc Welding I) will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Weld 115 (Oxyacet Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes) is taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Three other welding classes (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal and Flux Cored Welding I and Introduction to Metallurgy) will begin Oct. 17.

For more information, contact the Welcome and Advising Center, 505-428-1270. Students must register in person by Fri., Sept. 2 for the September welding classes, or register online by Sept. 5. For information about the welding program, contact Jake Lovato at jake.lovato@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1206.


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