Hey guys so after watching all of you build your pits and trailers I was thinking it would be pretty friggin cool if I had the know how to build a pit myself. A community college somewhat local to me has a full on wielding program that is obviously geared towards a career in welding they offer certification tests also. If I were to teach myself I'm not sure if I could borrow my dads Lincoln Electric 125 or if I would have to buy my own gear. I might look into it as a career, seeing as how I'm in the middle of wanting to change my career choices. Here are the courses they offer: WELD 39 - 2.0 UNITS - WELDING SHOP MATH Basic math skills needed for fabrication, print reading, and welding projects WELD 50 - 3.0 UNITS - PRINT READING An introductory course focusing on the interpretation of structural steel prints and sketches. WELD 51L - 1.0 UNITS - ADV ARC WELD SPECIALTY LAB An advanced course designed to develop specialized SMAW or FCAW skills on plate or pipe. WELD 52 - 4.0 UNITS - PIPE WELDING FUNDAMENTALS An advanced welding course with emphasis on open groove pipe joints using the SMAW and GTAW welding processes in all positions. WELD 53 - 2.0 UNITS - PIPE LAYOUT Practical and technical instruction is given on techniques of pipe layout, tools, and fittings. WELD 54L - 2.0 UNITS - ADVANCED PIPE WELDING This advanced pipe course further develops welding skills in preparation for pipe welding certifications. WELD 60 - 1.0 UNITS - SAFETY AND THE WELDING ENVIRONMENT This course is designed to familiarize the welding student with the recognized safety practices of the industry. WELD 100 - 2.0 UNITS - WELDING FUNDAMENTALS An introductory course offering technical and practical instruction on the oxyacetylene, arc and inert gas welding processes. WELD 120 - 4.0 UNITS - BEGINNING ARC WELDING An introductory course welding in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using a variety of welding electrodes and processes. WELD 130 - 4.0 UNITS - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING An introductory course covering practical and technical applications of the gas tungsten arc welding process. WELD 170 - 2.0 UNITS - STRUCTURAL FABRICATION A course designed to develop practical and technical fabrication skills utilizing metal forming tools and equipment. WELD 200 - 4.0 UNITS - INTERMEDIATE ARC WELDING A course to advance beginning welding skills with emphasis on vertical and overhead positions. WELD 210L - 2.0 UNITS - ADVANCED ARC WELDING An advanced course designed to prepare students to pass structural steel certifications in vertical and overhead positions. WELD 220 - 2.0 UNITS - CERT./ LICENSING FOR WELDERS A technical course with emphasis on welding symbols, joint designs, and AWS Structural Code specifications necessary to obtain the L.A. City Certification. WELD 240 - 2.0 UNITS - ADV GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING An advanced welding course designed to enhance practical welding skills using the GTAW process. WELD 250L - 2.0 UNITS - GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING An advanced welding course designed to enhance GTAW skills in preparation for certification. WELD 270 - 3.0 UNITS - STRUCTURAL FABRICATION An advanced course designed to further develop layout skills on structural plate, beams, channel, and angle iron.