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MCC to offer welding boot camps in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Welding boot camps offered by McHenry County College cover basic welding techniques and terminology, how to read blueprints and safety issues.

McHenry County College’s continuing education department offers classes on Saturday morning or evenings during the week starting this month.

Class include from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 (course code NWL C01 014); from 6 to 9:20 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 21 (course code NWL C01 015); or from 6 to 9:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 22 (course code NWL C01 016).

All classes will be at the Woodstock Center, 912 Trakk Lane in Woodstock. Classes will not meet Nov. 25, 26 or 28.

Welders work in a variety of environments, both indoors and outdoors, using heat to melt and fuse metal for a common bond. Many products used today involve welding. 

The boot camps cover all three types of welding: MIG, TIG and ARC welding, which are used in manufacturing and industry.

The cost is $1,000 a student.

The college also offers an advanced welding class Saturday mornings, Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, at the Woodstock Center. The fee for that program is $500 a student.

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588 or visit www.mchenry.edu/myMCC.

For information, visit www.mchenry.edu/welding or call Tracy Berry at 815-455-8758 or Dori Sullens at 815-455-8559.

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