Welding Program

Baker College of Owosso Business & Corporate Services offers welding and manufacturing technology training programs taught by highly experienced instructors. The classes prepare participants for entry level welding positions and enhance knowledge of proper welding practice and technique to those currently employed in welding positions. Customized training courses and in-plant programs are also available.

As an American Welding Society Educational Institution Member, Baker College of Owosso prepares participants to sit for qualifying examinations at an accredited AWS test site, which could lead to AWS certification in the element of study. Classes are taught in our state of the art welding lab located in the Center for Technical Studies. The lab features eight Miller Syncrowave 250 DX Welders for TIG and Stick welding applications and eight Miller Matic 250 X Series for MIG instruction. Participants will train in the use of plasma and oxygen/acetylene torch operation.

Current Class Offerings:

Basic and Advanced Levels (40 and 80 hour classes)

  • Stick Welding (SMAW or Shielded Metal Arc)
  • TIG Welding (GTAW or Gas Tungsten Arc)
  • MIG Welding (GMAW or Gas Metal Arc)


Fundamentals (6 hours)
Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Fundamentals of Stick Welding
  • Fundamentals of MIG Welding
  • Fundamentals of TIG Welding
  • Basic Cutting, Torching, & Layout
  • Basic Welding Maintenance & Repair

For more information about Welding, contact Troy Napier at (989) 729-3616 or troy.napier@baker.edu.

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